Microsoft 'retiring' Xbox 360 Twitter and Facebook apps

You probably don't use the Twitter and Facebook apps on the Xbox 360 dashboard, what with having computers and netbooks and tablets and pocket telephones, but Microsoft has bad news for those few who do. It's "retiring" the apps, which is a kind way to say scrapping, and suggests you use the new dashboard Internet Explorer instead.

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You probably don't use the Twitter and Facebook apps on the Xbox 360 dashboard, what with having computers and netbooks and tablets and pocket telephones, but Microsoft has bad news for those few who do. It's "retiring" the apps, which is a kind way to say scrapping, and suggests you use the new dashboard Internet Explorer 9 app instead.

As the Xbox 360 fall dashboard update rolls out, people are spotting that they've been pulled from the app marketplace.

"We are retiring the Facebook and Twitter apps," Microsoft confirmed in a statement provided to Eurogamer. "Xbox Live subscribers will have the ability to access these sites through Internet Explorer on Xbox, available through the Web Hub located on the new dashboard."

Which is fair enough, I suppose, but there are surely some who will miss them.

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    October 19, 2012 2:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Microsoft 'retiring' Xbox 360 Twitter and Facebook apps.

    You probably don't use the Twitter and Facebook apps on the Xbox 360 dashboard, what with having computers and netbooks and tablets and pocket telephones, but Microsoft has bad news for those few who do. It's "retiring" the apps, which is a kind way to say scrapping, and suggests you use the new dashboard Internet Explorer instead.

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      October 19, 2012 2:53 PM

      I don't get why they made them apps instead of integrating them in to the OS like on windows phone. The People section of WP7 is easily the best part of the entire OS.

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        October 19, 2012 2:58 PM

        I fucking hate how my iphone 5 integrated facebook. It fucked up my contacts list and people who have the same names somehow got swapped around.

        Anyone know how to fix this?

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          October 19, 2012 3:25 PM

          get a samsung galaxy S3 :p

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            October 20, 2012 3:03 PM

            the S3 will do it too but you just have to turn it off probably like the iphone. i use syncmypix weekly to add facebook pics to contacts instead.

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          October 19, 2012 3:31 PM

          just turn off the "All Facebook" contacts in the Contacts app under Groups

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      October 19, 2012 10:25 PM

      im sure there is no one that will miss this.

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        October 20, 2012 3:05 PM

        it had no point. it's easier to check this on your phone. at the very least it could have integrated in games to share achievements or progress, spam friends that you're online and ready to play some MP but no, games that do that have their own set up for that...

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      October 22, 2012 5:05 AM

      Here's a novel idea...hows about we only play GAMES on my gaming console.
      I HATE all this other bullshit on my Xbox. It's whatever. I don't even go past "play game" on my dashboard. "retire" what you want...while you are at it "retire" Major Nelson as well.

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        October 22, 2012 8:39 PM

        at least 90% of my friends use Netflix on their 360 :P