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Did you upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1?

Today was a very busy day when at 7 am EST the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers went live. That allowed those with developer accounts (pro tip: anyone can become one) to download and install Windows Phone 8.1 on their device. Take a moment to let us know if you upgraded your smartphone from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1 if you’re not busy playing with Cortana.

Must read Windows Phone 8.1 news from earlier today:

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Time to see whether or not you’ve already upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 through the Preview for Developers program. Pro tip: You don’t need to be an actual developer to get Windows Phone 8.1. Take our poll below and head to the comments further down to share your first Windows Phone 8.1 impressions.

Reading this in our apps? Head to IE to take the poll. Here’s the mobile link: m.wpcentral.com/did-you-upgrade-windows-phone-81

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Sam Sabri says:

Massive love for this update so far.

moc426 says:

Email has inline picture viewing now! :D

The update is just plain awesome

Everything is fine with me.i am excited with my WP 8.1
I am from India and Cortana and store working very well
I typed this by using swipe keyboard
Yea awesome
Everything fine in my Lumia 1320

raj-lotus says:

how to upgrade to 8.1 , plz help me out .

 i have lumia 720

XFaKToRX says:

Go here http://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/featured/devpreview 

login with Microsoft account and register as a developer with appstudio

once registered download preview for developers from the Windows store on your phone

log into app with your registered Microsoft account and check "enable preview for developers"

go to settings --> phone update on your phone and check for updates

thats it!

Hi,

I followed the steps you have provided. However, it is not giving me an option to "enable preview for developers". How to overcome this issue?

XFaKToRX says:

Did you download the "Preview for Developer's" App? If not go to the store, search and download that app. Then open the app and sign in with the same Microsoft account that you registered. Once this is completed correctly you should see an empty box for "enable preview for developers" checkmark the box and then close the app. Go to settings and check for updates. You should get the first update preparing for 8.1 and then the second update will be WP8.1

Hope this helps

karanloves says:

dear sir. I have triyed everything you told, but after installing Preview for Developer's" App i am not getting the optin to checkmark the box. there is one option " done". after that when i am trying to cheak for update, its not getting updated.. 

phone model- lumia 820

country- India

phone IMEI- 354589051111783

may name is kuldeep dutta

microsoft A/c kuldiploves@hotmail.com

my phone is now on windows black

 

 

i can't get a code for login

Thank you bro for this amazing link :)

Bro! I m from India too. I installed windows phone 8.1 as soon as it was available but didn't get the Cortana. Can u please help me out?

From India you want to change your Region as US, then your phone will restart.
Next you want to change your language as English United States
That time it will download and install
Then you want to change speech setting as US English it will take much more time to download and install.
After doing these steps you can check your Cortana and Store.
Both will work very well.

EssThree says:

Did this from Australia on my branded Lumia 920. Works like a charm :)

Hi Hakkim, I am from Saudi Arabia. I followed the same as you mentioned above but unluckily nothing happened.My Cortana is still not working. Please help me.. Rgds

gowhar says:

I am from India. My lumia 720 did not get window 8.1 update. Please give me solution.

Wait bro
Don't install preview for developers. I think it has serious issues.my SD card is removing automatically. Not single time. Daily it's happening.
You can get official update nearly.
Wait it's better for you and others until its not installed.
Gud luck

Even I am from India and I updated my Lumia today only.But I did not get cortana.Could you please tell me how come yo have Cortana,I read it online that right mow it's only available in U.S. and will reach U.K. and China later.
Please even I wanna use Cortana.

hey hakkim im also from india ..i have a nokia lumia 1320...how do i download the 8.1 update i only have mobile data i dont have wifi...please let me now it would be very helpful

 

Windows stopped their WP 8.1 update,because of some bugs.
It may be come next week.
Now it's not available for any phone.

From another phone you can use Wi-Fi as Wi-Fi sharing.
Otherwise no option

hiii bro i  m form india ..i want to update my lumia 525 w.p 8.1 is this possible ...

for my lumia 525 

plz help me how to update my w.p 8.1 plz provide me steps to update 8 to 8.1

 

Sindhu Patel says:

Hiii, im from tamilnadu ( India), will u plz guide me how to get windows 8.1 in 1320.

syed rayees says:

Register your microsoft account in appstudio and download "preview for developer app" from store, Use that app to register your phone and head to phone update you will get WP 8.1

How Can iget a Developers account..??

Em Atul says:

Hey!! Em also frm india, i was reading in above cmnt n post tht cornata n win8.1 update is nt avilable fo L1320 till now.. So how are u using her(mean cornata) and win 8.1 in ur 1320.. N plz tell the process to me, i'm also waitng fo these updates so pleasntly

Hello Atul, If you have already updated your phone to 8.1 ,then follow these steps to gain access to cortana.

Step 1 – Change the region in settings to ‘United States, English’ and reboot.

Note: reboot is required after Step 1.

Step 2 – Change the language to English (United States) from settings and reboot once more.

Step 3 –  Go to language options again & tap and hold English(United States) & move up the order.

Viola...You ll have cortana in app list.

 

How did u Upgrade  ur phone to 8.1? I am using Lumia 520 How Can i upgrade it to 8.1?

depeche242 says:

As simple as auto-dl of email pics is, it's one of my favorite adds in this update!

abel920 says:

I love Sam, Daniel, Mark.. but.. I love Windows Phone 8.1 more!  I am loving this update!

mr toes says:

I love lamp. . .

aschettler says:

Do you really love lamp Brick?

Jaco Ra says:

DIDN'T YOU HEAR ME I'M BLIND!!

mr toes says:

Do to realize you're talking to someone who just this morning tried to brush his teeth with a live lobster?

Cman Grunt says:

BUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lumia 8x says:

How do I access Bing search?

Afaik the only way is to turn off location services.

Sadly you must disable Cortana. I did that and it works but you must restart your phone. I like Cortana tho so I kept it oddly enough when you activate Cortana you don't need to restart your phone , but with Bing you do.

muvig says:

Please let us VOTE for Cortana to be released as Beta to all those who downloaded WP8.1 using Dev. Preview. Since it can be turn on or off, let me be the judge of that, 
Here is the link:

Global release of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview – Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone

Lets do it guys, Please VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pradi Teja says:

Dear Sir,

Can u help me how to disable Cortana ???

Rem97 says:

The same way you did before the update :)

Agent-P says:

Use the search button to open Cortana, then type your search in and hit enter. The results will be the familiar Bing search results we're used to.

Daniel Meek says:

Cortana is neat for what it/she is, but you cannot type in Cortana in landscape mode. I don't have the largest hands in the world, but I still have a hard time cramming my fingers in the space provided with the portrait keyboard, so this is a bit of a drawback.

Thankfully, the new swipe keyboard function is neat, and seems to help with my portrait woes. So I will give it a few days and see if I can get use to that. Otherwise I may disable Cortana for a while until landscape is added, because I am sure that it will in time.

Groover1971 says:

I found that I can go directly to Internet Explorer and have Bing saved as a favorite.  But if the Mobile Version is selected in settings, Cortana will come up instead.  Select the Desktop Version and the Bing website will appear.  If you do use the Desktop Version, you will also notice that when you swipe the screen from left to right to go back or swipe right to left to go forward, just like in the desktop browser.

Another handy feature in the browser is the 'reader' mode that takes the article and transforms it into a properly scaled and very readable text reader.

ahmadsamhann says:

tap search button. but you must turn off location

 

Ed Boland says:

You could always pin the Bing web site tile to your start screen...

Bryant Lopez says:

Cortana fully replaces Bing Search in Windows Phone 8.1. Why did you think you;d access her through the "Search" button?

Naren Parker says:

You need not disable Cortana or change regions and stuff for this. Just turn of location and voila!..The default Bing search is back. Turn it back on for some Cortana awesomeness :)

donzebe says:

Cortana is power by Bing,  searching with cortana is same like seaching with bing. The only difference is Cortana get to learn and study you.

Does she do qr codes and music search, or are those features basically removed if you have cortana on?

nadr_xd says:

Music search yes.... QR search and visual text search no! Well not like it's on WP8.... U'll have to use "Bing Vision" lens from the camera app to QR or Visual search

Yes! And my marketplace had gone wild!

DJCBS says:

Yeah. Apart from the new photo hub (removing the background picture and forcing me to enter into "all" instead of "albums" really really really ruins the photo hub experience for me.

And the non-adition of more accent colours and bad changes on the tones of the current ones (they ruined Cobalt).

And the lack of proper WiFi and Battery Saver toggles on the supposed "quick settings".

 

Those three things are, so far, the only beef I have against this update. Everything else seems pretty cool. I knew thre columns on <5" screens would be horrible and it is but hey, if it shuts up people who insisted on it, fine...

Even Cortana is cool even though I've already switched the phone back to British English.

meddyrainzo says:

You can use a plain color of your choice and skin the tiles with it. This way, you get a new accent color

Novron says:

Make a jpg of the color you want then use it for your photo.

DJCBS says:

You don't know what the accent colour does, do you? ;) The accent colour goes beyond tile colours. It's the colour throughout the OS. For example, Cortana's circles change colour depending on the accent colour.

Ecurb87 says:

I enjoyed the photo hub prior to the update myself. The 3 tiles on the 1020 is off too. Still really like the update though.

Ed Boland says:

I love the extra tiles on my 1020!

Judas20 says:

It's too small

elderjlward says:

Bring back the Photo Hub!

ScubaDog says:

I agree.  The Hub concept is much better.

2tomtom says:

I do agree about the photo hub. It was unique and a pleasure to use. Now it lacks that uniqueness...bring it back, please!!

Absolutely. The design is horrible now. In the photo hub and a few other places, but most immediately noticeable in the photo hub. And all the redundant all-caps titles on icons would be better off gone.

Wish I didn't update. I no longer have access to any email account, I have no access to Cortana or Bing, nor do I have access to Battery Saver on my Verizon HTC 8X. I expected better than this! 

Long hold on the search button to access the old voice features. You're right though, if you have an 8x (I have 2 Rogers ones) there is no way to get Cortana or most of the features. Imo, the downgraded me tile, neutered messaging app, lack of a way to disable the new swipe keyboard, make it a downgrade. They're just not worth notifications.

I just don't understand why I don't have access to any of my email accounts! I see new messages on live tiles & in Action Center, but app won't launch. Seriously considering doing a hard reset to see if that fixes anything.

Thank you Jesus! Doing a hard reset & restoring my data did the trick! I now have access to all my email accounts, Cortana, & Battery Saver!

this was probably caused dude to some files not being installed or skipped during installation. you might have touched the phone or done something during the update. I'm glad it's working will now. 8.1 is a beauty. 

Jim_MAY says:

Whoops, slow reader. Glad that worked.☺

Interesting. Wondering why I can't get Cortana on my two 8xs set it up on my Nokias no problem, but can't get it on the 8xs. Idkwtf. The only thing I can think of is the English language pack for US is a weird one and is listed differently than on my Nokia phones.

MadSci2 says:

That was Mobile Jesus. And He says you're welcome :D

Choco22 says:

You can disable the swipe keyboard. Head to settings, keyboard, choose your keyboard language, uncheck "type as I swipe through letter"

Jim_MAY says:

Installed on Verizon HTC 8x no problems here whatsoever. Try resetting phone to factory settings that should correct any problems.

MadSci2 says:

Remember, its a Beta release fir Developers. Thanks for helping make the full release more awesome fir this of us who wait ;-)

i liked your start screen BG, can you tell me the name of that pic or share it plz!

Novron says:

I like the new podcast app. Did the old 8.0 have Dolby? Never noticed before but it's on my Icon in equalizer enhancements.

NIST says:

What new podcast app? My podcasts are gone in Xbox music

Novron says:

There's a new podcast app. Check the app list it's called, "Podcasts." It sources the internet now instead of just the Microsoft store. If your phone has FM Radio capability that was broken out too and given its own app.

NIST says:

That podcast app just crashes every single time. Sucks.

Novron says:

Works fine here. Tried rebooting?

NIST says:

A couple times. It opens then crashes. Tons of complaints about the same thing in the reviews.

jimpict says:

Mine doesn't crash, but only one of my podcasts will update. I deleted the rest, and when they show up in search they are grayed out and say "we can't open this result" beneath them.

My podcast experience is ruined. It's not just bad, it doesn't work at all.

gregoron says:

Yes, 8.0 already had Dolby in the sound enhancement.

But you can only use it with wired earplugs/headphones. no wireless. Boo.

DeriQuan says:

Awesome update. Updated the 920.

Hell Muthaphukkin Yeah!
I didn't think I was going to love this update as much as I love it. Amazing... Microsoft out did themselves in my eyes.

Mad Strings says:

I love almost everything. Only issue I have with 8.1 is that games are in the app list rather than separated in the games hub. Cortana is great and all the features are useful. Just is there a way to hide games in the app list without uninstalling them?

Novron says:

Nope, I like it though. Easier to uninstall them and can assign them to an app folder now instead of having to go through the hub.

SumairB says:

I agree with novron.

Serpentbane says:

Hate that games are moved out og Game Hub in 8.1. I have a RT tablet also, and it's a total mess with all The games. Yes I inow we cam make folders, but The hub wad perfect. Pretty much atleast.

Suren2306 says:

Hi Sam I am having Lumia 525. Does WP 8.1 work smotthly on it. Anybody there who installed WP 8.1 preview in their Lumia 525

sholokov says:

I installed it on my son's 520. It works absolutely fine.

Suren2306 says:

Thanks a lot for your reply. Its time to upgrade :)

Cecewp8 says:

I can't use my cellular data anymore! Does anyone have the same problem?

Dusk83 says:

Definitely did! :) But how come that now I cannot share anything to social media? Eg. when I tried to share WPCentral's news about WP8.1 being now available for devs to Facebook I could only share the news by SMS, OneNote and mails. :/

DennisvdG says:

It's awesome :D

Suren2306 says:

Cortana says it cant speak my language. how to fix this ?

Gagman says:

U have to teach her, man ;)

Arif Ayan says:

sam i have problem in notification and action center ,it is not showing downloaded apps like facebook twitter and others it is only showing system messages and phones mails only...pls help me......

rzkwp8 says:

Is it ok to uninstall the Preview For Developers app after installing WP8.1 ? And is it ok to remove my account on the App Studio website?

Rug says:

Well done Microsoft! This update is awesome! Thank you. I really didn't want to bring in any negative comments, but its amazing how spookily good Cortana is and how bad Xbox one is at recognizing voice.

zeronero says:

Maybe your TV is too loud and it can't hear you.  That is the case with me sometimes.  Also, it's like kinect goes to sleep listening or something because going long periods between voice commands it takes 2 or 3 times before it works but then after that I will roll off 20 voice commands with out a problem.  They still need to tweek it I guess.  Maybe Cortana will come to Xbox One :)

donzebe says:

Too much to learn, still figuring out where to start. I  am glad cortana love me.

Apart from the absolutely awful Xbox Music app, sure

Danny Dxm says:

I like the new Xbox music app, it syncs all your music and downloads automatically all album art and backgrounds

frank pik says:

Except for when it doesn't download the right album art because of similar words. The Zune software made it easy to fox that yourself and now I dont know wtf to do ever since Windows 8 and then to have that sync with the phone. Its a pain in the ass

Danny Dxm says:

Nokia just released the Black update for 8.1 so now we have glance, double tap to wake and their other features. Nokia is the best

zeronero says:

Really? Where? When? How?  What phone do you have?  I have been patiently waiting on my Nokia Lumia Icon.  I don't think it is out yet for me.

Danny Dxm says:

I have a Lumia 820, I tough the update was global

Notification center, Cortana, start menu theaming are highlights. But Revamped photos hub/muisc/ videos are disappointment. 

No file manager. I can't add any attchements to mails that i want to forward/reply to (other than pics).

Call duration etc not displayed. Basic usability features still missing.

poddie says:

No Call duration is a big pet peeve of mine. 

ravi_singh says:

Is it just me or anyone else having problem with the music app?

Even the nokia mix radio takes a long time to load all the songs of the phone and the problem is it loads everytime.

The music app keeps on updating the music everytime you open the app 

can you confirm will it be fixed in final release?

I don't understand whychange the old music when it worked pretty well 

PuntaRanger says:

hi sam,  i upgraded to wp8.1 a few hours ago and now i can't seem to logout my onedrive account. how do i log it out? any work around for this? thanks!

69rey says:

when i update always have the 801882d2 error update cannot be downloaded, what is the problem? am using wifi, philippines

did u got the solution??...plz reply ..as i am getting the same error on lumia 520...

ramiz raja says:

Hi,

I enabled the "Preview for Developers" and downloaded the S/W but it is still showing Windows Phone 8.0

I am using Nokia Lumia 925.

Please help.

 

 

Anuj_8187 says:

Finally Yes. Upgraded (In India) my Nokia Lumia 720 with WP 8.1. The best part for me is Now I can attach my files (word document, Excel files,Images, Videos, PDF etc.) to webpage/gmail through the browser( internet explorer). Still on testing phase, missing Cortana but enjoying this update. Thanks to Microsoft & Windows Phone Central.

Yeah same here love CORTANA,she's awesome,,(im from Philippines) also the IMAGE BACKGROUND..i like also the ability to save apps and games to the SD card,, I noticed my other storage shrinked
from 1.4GB to just 100 Mb now.. That's lot of space recovered..

ZackTheNever says:

Yes I did! Its the most integrated perfection in mobile history.

AV2RY says:

Sure we did)

sholokov says:

4 phones upgraded so far. Absolutely fantastic update.

indieimprint says:

yes and it's great but the removal of facebook integration is a huge blow to the gut

Yeah. Kindof a bummer.

iZangetsu says:

It simply gave me a reason to ACTUALLY download the app...

Neo Nuke says:

And take forever to just like or comment or - even better - get "we couldn't get data right now" . Not to mention the disaster that is Xbox music still. It is ACTUALLY WORSE. No I've tile, no recently playing, and takes forever to load up your collection especially if you used cloud collection and were an Xbox music pass subscriber

aschettler says:

THIS! My music now takes forever to load! It keeps looking for music, and there's nothing new. I love that I can now ask Cortana to queue up music directly, but the Xbox Music experience so far sucks!

Ticomfreak says:

I had the same feeling too, got so P.O.ed.

Just let it discover all your music and it seems to work better.

blutroniq says:

Completely agreed. Xbox music still doesn't have extremely basic features like being able to see the track number and year. Even worse, you STILL cannot rate a song. This is something the original iPhone had almost SEVEN YEARS AGO.

It's absolutely embarassing and shows that they have zero idea about how important a music player is on a phone. They're too busy trying to get people to buy their streaming service, and I have zero interest in any streaming service.

Just as bad... WPCentral makes absolutely no mention of just how lacking this app is.

gavir says:

Agreed! Zune on 7.5 was excelent, Xbox music on 8.0 was just acceptable.. but so far I have to say the 8.1 update to xbox music is downright unusable. I love everything else about 8.1 but still, its such a basic feature.. After playing around with XBM for a bit this morning, I busted out the old zune HD, looks like we're going to be spending a lot of time together. 

Naren Parker says:

Yeah. But it doesnt recognize the Facebook Beta app. :/

indieimprint says:

and so, it'll never be faster.

handybres says:

why? it was redundant to have that and facebook app. now it just goes straight the app when you post from the people hub

indieimprint says:

I do an equal amount of texting and facebook messaging, so for me it's REALLY annoying to keep going back and forth between two apps for that now. The previous messaging hub kept it simple and unified.

Honestly, why do we even have the Me tile anymore, because it doesn't really do much. Moreover,I have yet to see any of my facebook notifications make it to the notification center.

Having to open up an additional app to comment or like is such a pain.

We used to have all of this neat "deep integration" that I had really high hopes for.

Ed Boland says:

I agree. They do seem to have taken a step back here and there with some of these things..

Hey most probably the integration is going to be through the app, that means the fb app will soon tie into the people hub ! (as Daniel wrote)

Buren06 says:

Am I the only one who still has FB integration...? When I first launched the new FB app it ran me through integration setup, now I have it in the people hub like before.

dracus_loki says:

They have fcked 8.1 for me and for all those who had loved their 8 devices . The Facebook messenger and the hotmail messenger in the SMS thread were beautifully integrated into the phone and that set the OS apart and made it unique . Due to this now there me tile is also redundant. The new music is also really bad. There photo hub is screwed without doubts too

wetworker says:

100% on point. 

stnm says:

also loved the hubs. it s getting kind of messy now...

wetworker says:

Yes indeed. 

I was just looking for an alternative Music player app and found Music+. The now playing screen looks itentical to the Xbox Mucic app.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ie/store/app/music/e1543431-79e9-40a5-b2d...

Vote here, if it gets many votes maybe they will return it to its original state!

http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sugg...

Rahulkumar31 says:

true... they have destroyed it

 

danielgray says:

Is that Facebook beta, or normal Facebook?

Novron says:

Not sure, just delete your facebook apps. Go into the people hub. It'll ask you to install the app. Install whatever version the link takes you to.

Novron says:

You're not the only one, mine integrated just fine as well.

DaKidIndian says:

You're not the only one, we're talking about removal of chat integration. Plus, the people integration is kind of half assed now, because tapping any story just takes you to the stupidly slow app. Notifications on the flip side of the Me tile were cool but those are gone for some reason.

shielah says:

How do u still have this when no one else does, yes it shows your contacts but u can't click on them to open or like it comment or read in full anymore....not if u have 8.1

Jazmac says:

What Zack said. Twice.

worldspy99 says:

Yup, downloaded on my T-Mo EOL'd Lumia 810. Screenshot is in the forums. Really liking it so far. I can't wait for the Podcasts app to show up though!

Novron says:

The podcasts app is in this update. It's "Podcasts" in the app list.

juba20 says:

It's lag too much in Lumia 520

Devmer11 says:

It's a bit laggy but after a hard reset and using the restore function it fixed alot of the issues also the Lumia cyan firmware could be needed for perfect performance

Did you wait a while until everything was synced and reinstalled?

stui83 says:

Yeah gunning on my 620. Same specs

Hell ya!  Loving all the features.  Blows me away how they touched on just about everything.  It's a massive overhaul.  Now I want Windows 9!  LOL!
 

As long as it's faster!

Novron says:

On an Icon, it would have to read my mind to be faster.

RafRol says:

This update is Cortanagasmic!

bitwise says:

I miss facebook chat... Any way to bring it back in Messaging?

Musaib124 says:

No.. Facebook original messenger now. :)

handybres says:

download the facebook messenger app

It was a stupid mistake removing fb messaging from the messaging app. It is so much easier to just use one app then switch back and forth between apps.

th3l3g3nd says:

seeing as facebook themselves have announced that they're removing messaging from the facebook app and forcing us to d/l the messenger app (regardless of OS), it probably isn't all that surprising that FB messaging is no longer unified in WP8.1.

I, for one, actually found it quite frustrating having it unified.. Whenever I had attempted to write a long message to a facebook friend in unified messaging, I would always get the annoying 'unable to send to recipient' message, which then forced me to copy my message and paste it into the fb messaging app anyway...

I wonder if I was alone with that experience?

handybres says:

The facebook messenger integration was incredibly slow. I would get notifications 15-30 minutes after someone sent me a message. Then I would end up going to the regular app just to check if I got messages if I was in the middle of a conversation. I've never had a problem with the new messenger app.

indieimprint says:

I got a few messenger notifications in the notifications panel today. When I tapped on them to reply, the messenger would just hang and I would get a blank screen with a red exclamation. Facebook messages didn't ever appear 'slow' to me in the hub unless I was already logged into facebook on the web.

I communicate on facebook just as much as I do in SMS these days so you might imagine how much more complicating things are for me now.

chad08er says:

Works ten times better.Still have to hit the back button after liking or posting a comment.Same as the old way nothing has changed.

indieimprint says:

more like ten times slower!! *smoked by wp8.0*

aehhaeh says:

I have the same issue with the red exclamation mark. But, I had this issue before the update. I'm sure Facebook will address this soon. It's really annoying.

indieimprint says:

One of the bigger problems now is that we have to actually wait for Facebook to fix bugs, whereas before the messaging hub was rock solid

aehhaeh says:

I had many issues with the hub. For instance messages arriving late. Others have voiced the same concern. I think what we see with this overall update is that applications are being separated from the OS. That way any issues can be sorted out separately from the OS. As for Facebook, I'm not sure if this is true, but Facebook is ddveloping their own in house application and taking the reins from Microsoft. That would be quite welcome since the application isn't exactly fluid like its counterparts. And as for Facebook Messenger, I'm sure we'll be seeing updates soon.

Groover1971 says:

Although I did like having the Facebook messenger integrated with the native messenger, I did make mistakes as to which one I was sending to.

Loving it on my Lumia icon

jsvb1977 says:

Yes. Really enjoying the update. Very well rounded and thought out. I can't wait to get better at the swipe keyboard.

Do you know how to type the same letter consecutively in a word?

cdbstl76 says:

I just kind of move my finger slightly away and back. It works for me.

Rem97 says:

You just have to go over the letter once and the keyboard will recognise if there is a double letter in a word. For example: Typing 'will' just requires you to swipe from 'w' to 'i' then to 'l' and it will automatically add the second 'l'.

Well it will be awfully inconvenient when it misses one.

danielgray says:

You just draw a circle on the letter.

Try 'four' and you get 'for' every time. Won't recognise sexy either.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Probably everybody here did, at least the ones who have an unlocked phone.

dr_aggan says:

Yeaaaa, very nice update!

Bitwise I have facebook messaging and still have facebook integration. Running 8.1 on Lumia icon.

indieimprint says:

please explain how. Facebook integration is gutted now. All that's left is a non-interactive stream in people hub

duraz0rz says:

Get the official FB app from the Store. Should be version 8.1.4.4

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