Facebook Messenger For Windows To Shutter March 3

FacebookMessengerForWindows650Facebook will shutter its Facebook Messenger for Windows March 3, nearly two years to the day after the application’s debut, and the social network is pointing Messenger for Windows users toward the Facebook desktop site, as well as its upcoming Windows Phone release.

Reader Marko Lähde shared the screenshot below (in Finnish) with AllFacebook, saying that the message translates to:

Facebook Messenger for Windows is unfortunately not supported anymore, and it will stop functioning on March 3, 2014. We are pleased that you use Messenger to chat with your friends. Did you know that you can continue chatting and see all your messages at http://www.facebook.com/? More information: http://www.facebook.com/help/353952991340725

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the move in an email to AllFacebook, saying:

Yes, we are notifying people who use Facebook Messenger for Windows that it will no longer be available as of March 3.

Readers: How many of you still use Facebook Messenger for Windows, and what was your reaction to this news?

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