The Xbox 360's Facebook and Twitter apps have disappeared since the latest Dashboard update, and it turns out that was no mistake—the social networking apps are officially going bye-bye.

A Microsoft spokesperson told IGN, "We're retiring the Facebook and Twitter apps," calling it part of Microsoft's ongoing efforts to "streamline" the Xbox 360 experience. Internet Explorer 9 is the latest addition to the platform, so it's not like social networking sites are totally out of reach now.

Did you ever use the Twitter and Facebook apps on the Xbox 360? Are you sad to see them go?

[via Engadget via reddit]