A Facebook Windows 8 app hits the Windows Store, but not from the social giant

FB for Win 8

Despite the many users disappointment and Facebook not wanting to create its own Windows 8 app, today is different. A Facebook app made its appearance in the Windows Store with the actual logo and name, but is not an official app from the networking site. Instead it is a Windows 8 app created by a software publisher named Peral Apps LLC, that, to avoid confusion noted: “This is not the official Facebook App. We are not affiliated with Facebook in any way.”

At first glance, the app looks like the real-deal, the name “Facebook”, the now iconic logo, the colors and everything else matches the social network service, but with a touch of Modern UI. What impresses me is that the app isn’t bad, it’s actually pretty decent. Once installed the “Facebook Windows 8 app” allows users view their News Feed, read posts and comment on them. Check out the list of features below: 

Features

  • News Feed
  • Browse individual posts
  • Comments on posts
  • Like posts and comments
  • Photo Albums
  • Status updates
  • Picture upload
  • Notifications
  • Friend request list
  • Message list

The unofficial Facebook app even has a future roadmap. “Share target, multiple picture/album uploads, Event/Chat/Messages/Search in Modern UI style, sharing a post, deleting  your posts, live tiles & lock notifications, Pages, Groups, tagging friends, and managing friend lists.”

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Although, the developer published a disclaimer, it still questionable how Peral Apps LLC was able to pass the Windows Store certification process with a trademarked name and logo. So if you want to give this app a try, now is the time, because who knows if the app will be here tomorrow.

Details

  • Category: Social
  • Languages: English (USA) and many more
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Permission: This app can access the Internet
  • Price: Free
  • Publisher: Pearl Apps LLC
  • Download: Get it from the Windows Store

Supported architectures

  • x86/x64 (Windows 8)
  • ARM (Windows RT)

Source Windows Store via Neowin

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.