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Facebook Beta for Windows 10 updated with new features

Facebook launched its own Windows 10 app for PCs in 2015, and later for Windows 10 Mobile. The social media company stopped updating its app for Windows 10 devices, but today it appears that some users are seeing an updated version of Facebook Beta in the Microsoft Store

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Facebook launched its own Windows 10 app for PCs in 2015, and later for Windows 10 Mobile. The social media company stopped updating its app for Windows 10 devices, but today it appears that some users are seeing an updated version of Facebook Beta in the Microsoft Store (formerly Windows Store).

Certainly, this is a good news for those who use the app on Windows 10 over the web version. The update is still rolling out, so we can’t guarantee that it’s available for everyone in all regions. As noted above, the updated app is only available for Beta users.

Facebook Beta for Windows 10 updated to version 171.1715.2280.0, and it comes with UI changes, new features and performance improvements.

It appears that Facebook Beta for Windows 10 finally supports post themes or coloured background option. With this feature, Facebook is trying to make highly personal text statuses as eye-catching as photos. Users can select a colour, and it would appear behind their text status, replacing the white background.

The update also introduces the following changes:

  • You can now upload gifs, create polls, ask a question.
  • UI changes: Search bar and notification icon tweaked. Facebook has also updated the dialog for nearby friends feature.
  • New profile page: You can add a biographic, and edit the other sections.
  • Reactions to comments.
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes.

It does seem that Facebook is suddenly paying more attention to its Windows 10 app and the Messenger, which also received new features and improvements.

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