Facebook to discontinue Instagram on Windows 10 phone from April 30th onwards

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Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and the original Facebook app often considered as the family of apps are all set to bid farewell to Windows 10 phone.

Windows 10 Mobile users are about to lose their official Instagram app at the end of this month. Instagram has already started notifying users of the Windows 10 Mobile app that it will no longer be available to them starting from April 30th, and is asking users to use the web app after that date. When users entered the app today, they were welcomed with a message that stated that the app would be discontinued on April 30th.

The departure of Facebook shouldn’t surprise many Windows Phone users, who are holding on to a device that is on its death knell. Microsoft announced it was officially killing off its Windows Phone business in 2016, users are likely considering switching platforms altogether. Support for Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 ends in June, while support for version 1709 ends in December.

Windows 10 users don’t have to worry as this change would not be affecting them in any way even though the apps are both under the same Store listing. Windows 10 users will be able to operate and download the app normally.

Windows 10 Mobile is currently on its way to the grave, so it’s not surprising to see another major app drop support for the platform.


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