Facebook app updated for iOS 6 and iPhone 5

By , Sep 20, 2012

After literally years of waiting, Facebook’s iOS app was recently re-written from scratch with performance in mind. That said, it goes without saying that we’re positively shocked to see Zuck & Co. just push out a timely update to Facebook’s official iOS client.

It adds full support for iOS 6, just 24 hours following its public release. The new version also mentions iPhone 5 support, but Facebook stopped short of detailing what that means. We have a huch it’s got to do something with taking advantage of that taller display. Here’s your changelog…

Official notes still list enhancements from the previous versions. These include “faster than ever” scrolling through your news feed and twice as fast opening and closing of photos using downward swipe.

Also from the previous version: performance tweaks, bug fixes, faster access to notifications and a new banner that you can tap to quickly see more stories without having to manually refresh.

Here, your iTunes release notes concerning Facebook for iOS version 5.0.1:

We’ve rebuilt the app so it’s faster and easier to use.

• scrolling through news feed is faster than ever
• new banner lets you tap to quickly see more stories – no need to refresh
• photos open fast and close with one downward swipe
• instant access to your notifications
• Support for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 (new in version 5.0.1)
• bug fixes

Facebook is a free universal binary download right from the App Store.

If you use Android, Facebook announced that its Messenger for Android app was updated today with a revamped conversation view and the ability to send text messaging on certain HTC, Samsung and LG phones.

Facebook Messenger for Android version 2.0.1 is available now via Google’s Play Store.

The company says that an update to Messenger for iOS “will be available soon”.

Also new in Messenger for Android: a button in upper right of News Feed to show chat availability, an online status indicator and all-new chat view design featuring swipeable pane.

Another popular program, Tweetbot for iPad, was just updated with full iOS 6 support. Note that the app is currently on sale (just $0.99), but not for much longer.

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  • WeebSurfer

    Craptacullar! Still no Sharing nor Tagging in the app! Only difference I notice is its twitchy as hell when you touch a pic you’ve opened. Boooo

    • http://www.3sixtydegreescouting.com/ Greg Braddock

      I have no idea why, tagging, a main Facebook feature has been neglected for so long. CRAZY!

    • Falk M.

      LOL, STILL NOT?

      It’s like they want to troll everyone… ridiculous…

    • http://www.facebook.com/living4angel Pankaj Rana

      Ture man! What’s wrong with Zuck! Y r they not including sharing option in their app. It’s pretty useful..

  • Matt

    not only do i not notice a difference in performance, there’s still no sharing option available. oh well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micogacusan Mico Gacusan

    i got problem here. i cant see any thing on my news feed. “no stories to show tap to retry” anyone has the same problem? i already uninstalled and reinstalled the app

  • iFuture

    In my facebook app the Newsfeed isnt loading. And thats a common problem due to the reviews in the Appstore!

    Cant they just make a working Fb app ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/santana.camille Camille Reyes

    I have no idea how to enable my picture sharing. It says privacy settings but I can’t find it.

  • carly

    how do you tag people in photo’s ?

  • Ashish Rai

    New update for Facebook app is a crap. It doesn’t even open or crashes while trying to open. Facebook must be trying to impress iPhone 5 users but they should also keep in mind that their app should be compatible with all versions of iPhones or iPads.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mamat.1684 Selendang Melayu

    bila cinta bermula anda hpy bila cinta berakhl bgai mna anda rasa