Facebook Messenger Windows 10 app updated, W10M app coming?

The Facebook team behind the Windows 10 Facebook Messenger app has recently released a UI tweaking update. At some point early today, the Facebook Messenger app got a minor update bump that brought a handful of UI tweaks that included an update to the People icon in the app, according to MSPU.

The Windows 10 Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps seem to be an oddity of development for the platform. Thus far, the apps have been rolled out in stages on PC with a few accidental ‘private’ beta versions leaking to general consumers. What’s been most odd is the who and how of the app’s development thus far.

While Microsoft has preached the value of UWP apps and its iOS porting tools codenamed Project Islandwood, the Facebook development seems to be circumventing most of that. The current crop of Facebook apps on Windows phones are built by the Microsoft team whereas the PC equivalents have recently been taken over by official Facebook developers.

The Facebook development team is presumably working on equivalent Windows 10 Mobile versions of its app, but the fact that it has fully functional PC version up and running and still ‘working’ on mobile hints at a development process that isn’t truly UWP supported just yet.

Also, the Facebook team seemed to have chosen to forgo using Microsoft porting tools and opted instead for its own recently acquired Omseta platform, fortunately resulting in an Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile that is relatively on par with its Android and iOS counterparts.

Twins. In a good way.

Twins. In a good way. Instagram on Android and Windows 10 Mobile

Whatever the development case may be, head over to the Windows Store on PC to grab an updated Facebook Messenger app, and we’ll keep an eye out for those Windows 10 Mobile releases.

Facebook
Facebook
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Messenger
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Price: Free
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Instagram
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