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Facebook is bringing its latest features to the social network’s Windows apps today, with updates to the main Facebook app as well as Messenger and Instagram.

While Facebook has apps for Windows 8, today’s update brings the apps to Microsoft’s latest operating system and adds features like reaction and stickers that have been added since Windows 10 debuted. The official Facebook and Messenger updates are coming to Windows 10 for the desktop, while the Instagram update is coming to Windows 10 Mobile.

The updated Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile. Image via Facebook
The updated Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile. Image via Facebook

The new Facebook app on Windows 10 has some of the best features, with desktop notifications, an improved Live Tile in the start menu and a new in-app browser to quickly load web pages without jumping out of the app.

The Messenger update brings stickers, GIFs and group conversations to Windows 10. Messenger for Windows now takes advantage of Windows 10 features like Live Tiles and desktop notifications as well.

Instagram may be the biggest update though, since the app hasn’t been updated much since it’s 2013 introduction. The new update, available just to Windows 10 Mobile users, finally brings video upload support to Windows users. Direct messages are also now available on the app.

If you’re not yet on Windows 10 Mobile, which started rolling out last month, you can check if your device is ready with the Upgrade Advisor app. The Windows 10 Mobile versions of the main Facebook and Messenger apps will roll out later this year.

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