Facebook and Twitter Apps Removed from Xbox 360

Xbox 360 users who recently downloaded the latest Xbox Live dashboard update may have noticed that two of the most frequented applications on the system are suspiciously absent. Twitter and Facebook have been officially removed from the Xbox 360′s expansive app library.

Microsoft confirmed the removal of the aforementioned apps, claiming that the “retiring” of the Facebook and Twitter apps are part of a goal to “streamline” premier applications on their console. Though, if a game has built-in posting features that interact with those networks, those will continue to work as they should.