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Facebook making native Messenger, Instagram apps for Windows 10

Microsoft‘s long-awaited #Windows10Devices event started off this morning on a strong note, with Redmond boasting about the strong performance of Windows 10’s adoption after launching this past summer — 110 million devices now have Windows 10 installed on them ( 102 million consumer devices, and 8 million enterprise machines).

Some big-name developers have committed to building apps for the new platform, including Facebook, which has a couple of big apps planned for release.

Microsoft showed a slide with a quote from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that confirmed Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger apps were coming to Windows 10.

“Facebook is all in on Windows 10 — we’re excited to build Universal Windows Apps for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram.”

Other companies pledging their support for Windows 10 highlighted alongside Facebook include CBS, with their All Access program, The Weather Channel, with their own universal app, and the makers of Candy Crush, which just launched Candy Crush Soda Saga on the Windows Store.

Of course, we’re also interested in seeing what Google has planned, if anything, seeing as how rumors have been circulating of major services being launched on the Windows 10 platform. With 1.25 billion visits to the new store already amassed, it might be the best time to see Google and other major developers follow in Facebook’s footsteps and move their services to Windows 10.

What did you think of the event today? Post your thoughts in the comments?

Author: Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower and the Editor in Chief of Pocket And PC. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing and is also an aspiring violinist.

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