No More Integration With Facebook, Flickr For Photos App In Windows 8.1

When Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 is officially released, its built-in Photos application will no longer be integrated with Facebook and Flickr, as the rollout of dedicated Facebook and Flickr apps for the operating system eliminated the need for the feature.

The Verge reported that Microsoft confirmed the news in a posting on its community forum, saying:

Thanks for the feedback, everybody. In Windows 8, we wanted to provide a way for folks to view their photos on other services, knowing that there would be few (if any) apps in the store at launch that would do so. Now there are many apps in the store that offer ways to view photos on other services, and soon there will even be a Facebook app from Facebook. We’re confident that Facebook will offer great ways to view and engage socially with photos on Facebook. We welcome Flickr to do the same. In addition, the People app still offers the ability to socially engage with your friends and even your own photos.

The People app will continue to be integrated with Facebook, according to The Verge.

Readers: Was this a wise move by Microsoft?

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