Facebook App Update: Hands-On Video

The Facebook app was just updated today, adding a ton of new features, a new UI, faster performance, groups support, and more!

After this update, I can actually recommend the Facebook app! That is, unless you need instant messaging… that’s still nowhere to be found. IM in the Messaging Hub is alright, but doesn’t work if you just added a new friend on FB.

But anyways, the app is faster and has a new user interface that brings the classic three notification icons from the desktop version of Facebook to the mobile app. Searching for someone you’re not friends with also seems to be more accurate (and shows results in the same order the desktop version would).

You can also view and post in your groups and pages (which used to be non-existent in the old app), and you can view “likes” on items, and most importantly control your posting privacy so you can choose who sees your status update! Also, I’m not sure if this was there before, but you can view your Notes too.

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Check out the greatly improved Facebook app in the Marketplace now, and show your Android and iPhone friends how slick the app looks!

BTW, if you are waiting for the update to show up, it is pretty simply to force by following these instructions at MobilityMinded here.

 

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