Windows 8.1 Photos app kills integration with Facebook and Flickr!

Microsoft still has time to fix this mess. The Photos app in Windows 8.1 does not feature integration with Facebook and Flickr like it does on Windows 8.

Here is the response from a company representative:

Thanks for the feedback, everybody. In Windows 8, we wanted to provide a way for folks to view their photos on other services knowing there would be few (if any) apps in the store at launch that would do so. Now there are many apps in the store that offer ways to view photos on other services and soon there will even be a Facebook app from Facebook. We’re confident Facebook will offer great ways to view and engage socially with photos on Facebook. We welcome Flickr to do the same. In addition, the People app still offers the ability to socially engage with your friends and even your own photos.

So, basically, Microsoft is killing the integration with Facebook and Flickr just because these services would (or already) have their own dedicated apps? How does this even make any sense?

What is better for me as a consumer? A single app that can show photos from all my accounts? Or me requiring to install multiple apps to access photos in each one of them individually?

Totally insane.

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