Facebook for Windows 8.1

Enjoy Facebook while on the desktop


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  • Category Chat & forums
  • Program license Free
  • Version
  • Works under: Windows 10 / Windows 8.1
  • Program available in English
  • Program by facebook

Facebook for Windows 8 takes everything you love about the social networking site and puts it right on your computer to cut down on issues between the site and your operating system.

With billions of users around the world, Facebook ranks as the top social networking site today. It lets you post status updates, share photos and videos with friends, connect with other users and do dozens of other things. It's a must have for anyone who lives a significant distance away from their loved ones and anyone who wants to stay connected with their friends and family.

The problem with Facebook is that it's available in several different versions. Each of those versions works best with a specific operating system. Facebook for Windows 8 allows you to use all the features of the site on any computer that uses this operating system. As long as you can remember the email you registered with and the password you chose, you can log into your account from any other computer or device too.

Facebook for Windows 8 is a new app that lets you access all the great features without opening a browser first. You can simply click on the app, log in and access your account in seconds. It takes only a few minutes to download the app. You can then log in with your account details or create a brand new account. As the official Facebook app, it provides you with complete and total access to all the features of the full site.

This means that you can share links to news articles, post photos saved on your computer, let friends and family view videos you created and change your status updates. You'll also have the chance to visit the pages of your loved ones and pages belonging to your favorite actors and companies too. It cuts down on the time that you spend opening a web browser, waiting for the page to load and then waiting for the site to recognize your user details.

As with all apps though, Facebook for Windows 8 is not without its faults. The app makes it harder to access any messages you receive, and you may need to download the Facebook messaging app to read and send messages. There are also some issues relating to account settings. Some users have a harder time changing their privacy settings and other settings via the app.


  • Allows Facebook access without using a browser
  • Complete access to all Facebook features
  • Easy to install and use
  • Suitable for use on computers, phones and tablets


  • Only works with devices that use the Windows 8 operating system
  • Harder to view and use the messaging system
  • Some users have problems changing their personal account settings
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