It looks like Facebook is trying to clean up all the unwanted supported features of the social networking site. Soon after the multi-billion dollar company shut down its email feature few days back, now the company has already announced that it will put a lock on the standalone messenger app for the Windows desktop version.
The company has decided that it will unplug the support to the app starting March 3. Facebook announced this via a notification on the log-in page to the users who were using it.
The standalone Facebook Messenger app for Windows was first launched back in March 2012. This app normally helps the users to chat with their Facebook friends without having to log-in to the website.
The Standalone app for the Android and iOS devices will continue to run, thus there is no need to worry here. But the company has not revealed any reasons as to why it is sealing the support for the app in the Windows Desktop platform.
In the meantime, the social network has also made plans to make the app available to Windows Phone platform. However, this might also take a couple of months more.