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NEWS: Facebook closes Windows & FireFox messengers

Facebook is quietly closing its Messenger for Windows and FireFox on 3 March, due to lack of popularity.

The end-of-support message displayed at the top of the applications now reads: ‘We’re sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Firefox, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014. We really appreciate you using Messenger to reach your friends, and we want to make sure you know that you can keep chatting and view all your messages on Learn more.”

This move signals that the social network is no longer interested in developing desktop apps, with a new focus on mobile apps following the acquisition of WhatsApp for £11.4 million.