Facebook 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.
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Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg booked his ticket out of the social network, confirming to TechCrunch that Friday will be his last day, and that he is leaving to found a travel startup.
Just days after officially rolling out Messenger for Windows, Facebook has begun prompting people to install the application.
Facebook Messenger for Windows, which was made publicly available at the end of December, officially launched today, and the social network said work continues on a Mac version.
The social network quietly began testing Messenger for Windows, announcing the debut of the trial app — which allows users to exchange Facebook messages without being logged into the social network — on its help center.