The Facebook team has removed its four main applications from the Tizen Store. These are Facebook Instagram social networks as well as WhatsApp and Facebook Messengers. These apps are no longer available for download and installation from the store. Moreover, the apps already installed on smartphones no longer work, and when you try to run them, you get a termination message.
Facebook warned users about the upcoming step back in June. This happened shortly after the closure of the Tizen Community website and app.
The WhatsApp messenger was the most downloadable Tizen app since it was launched in the Tizen Store. In many ways, the reason for this popularity was that it was the only messenger for the Tizen platform, not counting the little known solutions. Now smartphone users on the Tizen platform have very few options for chatting or video calls.
Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger have also been at the top of the download rankings for years. However, since Tizen smartphones can be safely attributed to an outdated exoticism, Facebook no longer sees the point of being in the Tizen Store.
The Tizen OS platform is currently the software foundation for many Samsung products, such as TVs, smart clocks, home appliances and “Internet of Things” devices. However, the quality of the OS for Tizen phones, in fact, failed. Samsung ceased to produce smartphones Tizen in 2017. In total, the lineup was presented only four models – Samsung Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4. Over the past three years, smartphones Tizen have lost support for many applications and services, including branded My Galaxy in early 2019.