moderated Re: Facebook messenger no longer works with Jaws
The Facebook Messenger app has not been removed from the Microsoft Store, it’s the Facebook app which was removed. Here is information from a Windows Central article:
What you need to know
• The Facebook app has been removed from the Microsoft Store.
• Facebook states that the app will not return to the Microsoft Store.
• Facebook's Messenger and Instagram apps will remain in the Microsoft Store.
Facebook removed its official app from the Microsoft Store recently. We knew from an email sent to a Facebook user last month that the app was on the way out, but its exit from the store is now official. Facebook and Microsoft confirmed with Neowin that the app is no longer available.
Representatives from Facebook and Microsoft told Neowin that "As of February 28, the Facebook desktop app for Windows is no longer available. People can still easily access and enjoy all of the features of Facebook via desktop browser."
Facebook's app on Windows 10 often went months without an update and wasn't as refined as its apps on other platforms, so it's not that surprising to see it leave the Microsoft Store.
If you want to have a dedicated Facebook "app" on your Start Menu or taskbar, you can install Facebook's website as an app through the new Microsoft Edge or other browsers that allow you to install websites as apps.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: Facebook messenger no longer works with Jaws
Yeah use the app on IOS. I would recommend you use the WIN 10 app, but Microsoft pulled it from the MS Store. I was lucky to get it back since it was one of the apps I’ve downloaded before. Someone on another list said it was accessible and it is.
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The subject says it. I cannot read messages in Facebook messenger with
Jaws2020, latest version. I can see all relevant buttons and where
messages should be, but the messages will not read. This happens in
Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Does anyone have any fixes or work arounds?