Facebook in a blog post today officially announced that they are ending support for older version of their respective apps Facebook and Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone. Android and iOS. the company in blog post stated the reason behind the move is to upgrade the user to take full advantage of the new feature which the company has introduced in recent times. the company further announced that they are ending support for the older version of the Facebook and Facebook Messenger app by the end of March.
With over 1B people using Messenger every month, our team spends countless hours making it the best way to message your friends and family. One of the ways we continue to improve is by consistently introducing rich features, like voice and video calling, games, and bots for Messenger. Using older versions of apps means that experiences won’t work well or sometimes not at all. As a result, we are asking people who are using older versions to upgrade so they can enjoy more of the delightful features of Messenger.
We will be ending support for messaging in some older mobile app versions of Messenger and Facebook. We have proactively reached out to those affected and have also offered suggestions right in Messenger. These include updating your app to the latest version, loading an OS update for your device or migrating to Facebook Lite. If your devices do not support the newest versions of Facebook, we recommend going to Facebook.com through your mobile browser.
Here is the list of unsupported version of the Facebook and Facebook Messenger app :
— Facebook for Windows Phone.
— Messenger for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1.
— Facebook for Windows 8 and 8.1 desktop app.
— Facebook for Android v55, released on November 16, 2015, and below.
— Messenger v10, released on August 14, 2014, and below.
— Facebook for iPad v26, released on October 10, 2011, and below.
— Messenger v8, released on July 14, 2014, and below.
— Facebook for iOS, released on October 10, 2011, and below.
The Social Networking Giant however announced a work around for the users affected by the move to can keep in touch with their friends and family by doing :
• For people using Android:
— Versions older than 2.3 (Gingerbread) – Facebook.com through your mobile browser
— Version 2.3 (Gingerbread) – Messenger Lite or Facebook Lite where available, or Facebook.com through your mobile browser
— Version 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above – Update to the latest app version
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