Facebook app for Windows 8.1 has been released

Great catch from Tom Warren at the Verge.

It seems as if Facebook has gone ahead and released their new Facebook app for Windows 8.1.

From The Verge:

The app looks just like what you’d expect from a Facebook app, with status, photo, and check in tabs alongside the chat interface that’s pinned to the right-hand side. Facebook has added the friend request, inbox, and notification counters to the very top right with touch-friendly buttons. There’s also a side pane on the left that provides quick access to the news feed, messages, events, friends, and more.

Facebook has also built in Share Charm support, allowing you to automatically attach the photo you’re viewing into an Email. Like many other Windows 8.1 apps, there’s also built-in search functionality. Although Facebook has built a number of Snap Views for this app, it has not enabled the smallest option so you can only snap nearly 40 percent of the app window.

Apparently it’s currently listed as a Windows 8 application but seems to be ready only for Windows 8.1.

I was a really big critic of Facebook’s indifference to Windows 8 and even now this release seems very casual and Laissez Faire for them.

What about you guys? Do you plan to head out and use Facebook?

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