Facebook is pulling the plug on the Messenger application for Windows desktop. Facebook has started notifying Windows desktop users that the app is will be shutting down on March 3. It is a surprising move from Facebook and it looks like no explanation is coming anytime soon. The Windows app isn’t unpopular and does not affect the service negatively so it’s a mystery why Facebook is pulling it support.
The Facebook notice on the endof support for Messenger reads like this:
“We’re sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Windows, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014,” the message states at the top of the application. “We really appreciate you using Messenger to reach your friends, and we want to make sure you know that you can keep chatting and view all your messages on http://www.facebook.com. Learn more.”
The Facebook Messenger installer has already been removed from the website. The app is however still available on Android and iOS.