Say Bye To Facebook & Twitter Apps On Xbox Dashboard
Both Facebook and Twitter apps will be removed when gamers update their Xbox 360’s with the new dashboard. A Microsoft representative spoke with IGN on the subject and said “we’re retiring the Facebook and Twitter apps” in an effort to “streamline” app functionality on 360.”
Personally, I feel like both apps were a waste of space to begin with. Facebook and Twitter are used mostly on mobile devices and laptops. I can’t recall one time where I even thought about opening those apps on my 360.
The only way to use Facebook or Twitter on the console would be to open Internet Explorer 9, which will be available as part of the Fall update.
When IGN asked if the two apps would ever make it back onto the Xbox, Microsoft offered no comment. Probably means that neither of them will return.