Microsoft's new Widows 8.1 version is going live today and the at the same time Facebook app has also been made available for the new desktop OS. Earlier this year, Microsoft had teased its plans for an official Facebook app at its Build developer event.
However, there is a minor changes in the looks of the app. One can see the app design similar to the web version of Facebook, but has a flat look to blend with the general UI design of Windows 8.1.
The app features a regular status, photo, and check in tabs alongside the chat interface that's located on the right-hand side. Facebook has also 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 integrated Share Charm support which allows users to automatically attach the photo you're viewing into an Email. On top of that there's also built-in search functionality.
The app also supports Snap View through which you can run it alongside other apps. The Windows 8.1 now also comes with improvement on the Snap View functionality which lets users adjust the size of the apps. Thus, users can now use up to four apps on the screen simultaneously.
The Facebook app is listed in the Windows Store for Windows 8 users, but it appears it requires the 8.1 update.