Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has released a beta version of its social media app for the Microsoft Corp. NASDAQ:MSFT) handsets running on Windows 10.
The social network giant has finally revealed its Windows 10 mobile version of the Facebook app though its debut is quite late compared to the app versions for other operating systems. However, Windows 10 phones have not been in the dark as far as having a Facebook app is concerned. Microsoft had already developed its own version of the Facebook app to cater for Windows phone customers. Facebook itself is developing the new Windows 10 version of the app which is currently available in beta form.
Microsoft made sure that its version of the app included the Facebook branding along with most of the design features that are available on other operating systems. This was to make sure that it still appealed to Facebook users who prefer to use Windows 10 Mobile. Despite increased efforts for Windows 10, it is clear that Facebook has very little support for BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) BB10. Support for the latest versions of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Google Android and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS has been a priority for Facebook since the two operating systems have dominance and each attracts a large user base.
The Facebook app which is in beta might be considered late in the market, but it is actually derived from the iOS version. The Windows 10 version has many features, but it does not have the ability to air live videos. It is however not clear whether live videos will be featured in the future since the app is still under development. The beta version is available to a limited number of users.
Those who wish to try out the app can change their location to France so that they can access the beta version of the Facebook app on the Windows Store. Once installed, users can restore the correct location on their handsets, and the app will still function.