Facebook needs no introduction and its user base is continuously increasing. Some predictions were made that Facebook may lose most of its user base by 2017 but that’s not going to happen unless there is any other social media platform offered to the users. If you don’t wish to use Facebook through your browser then I’m here with a perfect guide for you that will let you download Facebook for Windows PC for free.
I’m going to provide the tutorial using which you’ll be able to download Facebook for Windows 7, Vista and XP and even download Facebook officially for Windows 8 and 8.1 PCs.
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Why you need Facebook for Windows PC?
Facebook is accessible from any popular web browser but still there are lots of users who wish to use it from a separate app. These users wish to download Facebook app for Windows PC and use that to access their Facebook account.
Officially there are no version of any such app available yet for Windows XP, Vista and 7 but Facebook recently developed their first app for Windows 8 and 8.1 users which users can download from the Windows Store.
The question here is that why users wish to download Facebook for Windows PC?
The answer to this question lies in personal needs or personal way of using your account. Some users don’t wish to use it via any web browser due to their personal choice or maybe they wish to use just like they use in their smartphone or tablet.
Yes, there is official app of Facebook available for each smartphone and tablet and even for featured phones. This is leading a requirement of the user and a wish to install Facebook on Windows PC and use their account from that.
This is how they can directly access to Facebook without starting the web browser and can stay totally connected to their favorite social account.
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Once this app is installed then you can access it from its shortcut either on the desktop or from the All Programs list. You definitely need an active internet connection but no need of any web browser.
Download Facebook for Windows 8 and 8.1 PCs
If you’ve updated your PC to latest Windows 8 or 8.1 or got system running on any of these versions of Windows OS then you can download Facebook from the Windows Store which you can access via the Metro start or follow this link directly.
Once you’re at the app store then install the app like you install any other app. Once the app gets installed then you’ll find its shortcut in the Metro Start menu and from there you can access this official app of Facebook for Windows 8.
Download Facebook for Windows 7/Vista/XP
In case you’re using any of these three older versions of Windows OS then you need to follow steps mentioned down here.
- Follow the link to download Facebook for Windows (CNET) and get it downloaded.
- Install the software you downloaded like you install any other (by clicking on its installer package and following on screen instructions).
- The software will be installed and its shortcut will be there on the desktop. Use that to run it and then login with your Facebook account credentials.
That’s it! This is how you’ll be able to download Facebook for Windows 7/XP/Vista PCs.
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