The in-built Windows App Store works something like Google Play Store of Android. There are tons of apps and games of different categories in Windows App Store. All you need is one Windows Live account to download and install any free or paid application from this store.
Facebook is one of the best social networking websites out there. Almost all types of people use this social networking site to connect with their fans, friends, relative etc. You can simply use your browser to access Facebook. But, do you know that the Windows App Store has some great apps for Facebook? You can use them like any other in-built apps.
In this article, I am going to list some clean and easy to use Facebook apps for Windows 8 and 8.1. You do not have to open an extra browser tab to access Facebook. Also, you will be notified by installed Facebook app for each received notification.
Top Facebook apps for Windows 8 and 8.1
This official Facebook application requires Windows 8.1 to run. You can do whatever you regularly do with the web version of Facebook. You can browse your news feed, manage pages, send and receive message etc. The user interface looks neat and clean. Actually, the interface is based on the mobile version of Facebook. The photo viewer and video player work great too. The next big thing is if you add this application in your start screen, you will get updates in live tile.
It is a metro style Facebook app for Windows 8 and 8.1. The user interface looks quite different from other related social apps. You can do all the things from a different UI. You can upload photos, status, send and receive message. All the other features i.e. comment, share, like are also possible through Metro Social. The only drawback of Metro Social is it takes much time for the time to setup.
This is the most advanced form of metro UI. The news feed and all the other options are organized. The navigation looks something like old Facebook app for mobile. Certainly, all the features of Facebook are obtainable through Vibe for Facebook.
Note: Even if, this is developed for Windows 8 as well as Windows 8.1 but I have got some issues during login in Windows 8.1.
It is yet another great Facebook app for Windows 8 and 8.1. The user interface looks same as the web version of Facebook. This app provides an additional menu bar in your left side. This will let you access Groups, Pages, and Profile faster. It works smoothly on Windows 8 and 8.1. Not only those aforementioned stuffs but also you can get events, photo, friends etc. in the left menu bar.
Official Facebook App vs. Metro Social vs. Vibe vs. Fast for Facebook
After reading all the details, you would be confused for sure. Obviously, you should be because the workflow of all above-mentioned apps is quite same. However, if you really do not like to use web version of Facebook, the official Facebook app and Vibe for Facebook are better than rest of them.
The official Facebook app is better because it takes less memory and doesn’t create any issue in background.
Vibe for Facebook is better because it has awesome looking user interface. It works something like the official Facebook app.
So, which one is better for you?
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