Sections

Facebook and Twitter apps removed with Xbox 360 dashboard update – report

Thursday, 18th October 2012 21:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has removed Facebook and Twitter apps with the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update, and sources close to the matter claim it’s so users will use the Internet Explorer browser on the console instead.

The apps are still listed through the Xbox Live website, but not through the app marketplace.

Existing users who have the apps installed can still load them up through console, but new users will not have access to the apps with the new dashboard.

The new dashboard update is currently in a “pre-launch” phase with the new system expected to roll out on October 23.

Via: Neowin, The Verge.

Breaking news

4 Comments

Sign in to post a comment.

  1. Old MacDonald

    Not that I have any interest in these apps, but this is such a typical Microsoft approach. The only way they know how to make people do what they want, is to force them by taking away the other options.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    Oh good riddance, didn’t use them at all.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    I didn’t use them either, but the social networking stuff never clicked with me anyways.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Llewelyn_MT

    @#2: If you didn’t use them you gain absolutely nothing at all, while people who did might have lost connectivity with their mates. Nothing to be happy about. Next up may be the thing you use.

    #4 2 years ago