By the end of March, many people will no longer be able to use Facebook app, its messenger as the social media giant announced that it will end support for devices running some older versions of the apps, including v55 of the Facebook app and v10 of Messenger on Android. Besides, Facebook has also announced that it was stopping support for Windows Phone too.
“If you find you are suddenly unable to run either app, Facebook suggests updating to the latest version, or migrating to Facebook Lite, a pared down version of the platform,” the report said.
Defending its decision to end support for older versions, Facebook has said that the company always tries to introduce rich features for its users.
“One of the ways we continue to improve is by consistently introducing rich features, like voice and video calling, games, and bots for Messenger. Using older versions of apps means that experiences won’t work well or sometimes not at all,” Facebook said in a blog post.
Facebook for iPad v26, Messenger v8 for iOS, Facebook for iOS released in 2011, Facebook for Windows Phone, Messenger for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, and Facebook for Windows 8 and the 8.1 desktop will not be supported also.