Facebook app updated with new sharing features and emoji

By , Nov 15, 2012

Facebook has released an update for its mobile app this afternoon, bringing the iOS app to version 5.2. The update comes less than two weeks after its big 5.1 update, which included new messaging and photo-sharing features.

Today’s release includes a few new features as well. Most importantly, Facebook users will now be able to repost and share stories right from their news feeds, kind of like how you can retweet something in Twitter…

Here’s the change log:

• New Share link to re-post stories from your news feed
• Tag your friends in any post, comment or photo
• Smileys, hearts and other emoji in messages
• To sort your feed, tap the button next to News Feed in the left sidebar

In addition to the new sharing feature, you can now tag your friends in any post, comment or photo, and you can also now add emoji icons to your messages right from within the app.

As usual, if you already have the Facebook app, you can find the new version in the App Store under the Updates tab. If you don’t already have it, you can download it by clicking here.

Have you updated to Facebook 5.2 yet? How are you liking the new features?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez


    • http://www.facebook.com/djvanisher Raechel Mclain


  • http://www.facebook.com/felipevazmorais Felipe Morais

    already updated but can’t see the share button on my iPod touch 4. In the web app works fine

    • http://www.GoldenGateDomains.com/ Golden Gate Domains

      look for it under posts with images – for some reason, I didn’t see it under non-image posts, or “sponsored/paid” posts…. :-)

  • http://www.GoldenGateDomains.com/ Golden Gate Domains

    I had downloaded it and “shared” a post just before I saw your post….

    But, I was not aware about the emoji enhancement – so, thanks for that as always you guys at iDB ROCK!!! :-)

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien


  • tanvir92

    Sharing comes to Mobile app..wohoooooooo.

  • Rob

    why ???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1203393556 Chester Rigoberto

    I just hope they have fixed notification sound,my notifications does not make any sound since iOS 6 update.

    • http://www.facebook.com/djvanisher Raechel Mclain

      Amen to that I’ve been having that freaking problem for months!!!

      • Guest

        Yeah!! I don’t know what’s going on ,not sure if it is an Apple or FB bug ,but it seems to me like they don’t care about it.Many peolple in different blogs and support sites complaining bout same issue and no answer so far.

      • http://twitter.com/WonkieInc Luke Thompson

        I cant get notifications to show at all on my iPhone, been like it since the update

    • Sean Ugale

      Same here!

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      I’m running iOS5 and I don’t think I’ve ever ha notification sounds

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002453943762 Sean Evans

      it stopped working ages ago on my ipad 1 with ios 5.1.1, and my iphone 3g with ios 3.1.3. so annoying!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/_OmarHesham Omar Hesham

    is it me or it crashes on my iPad and iPhone ” ios 5 & 6″

    • Sean Ugale

      Yes mine crashes too!

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      Delete and reinstall

      • http://twitter.com/_OmarHesham Omar Hesham

        does not seem to work even by deleting and installing , trying another account or even killing the app and rebooting . i highly don’t recommend to update since many have the same issue

    • iDara09

      It crashes on the first open after update, then I kill the app and open again, now works fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=689913396 Ohad Hershkovitz

    I really miss the MARK AS UNREAD feature in the old app.

  • bryan

    i cant see any share button!!! someone can help me?

  • http://twitter.com/GameCenterGames Game Center Games

    It’s about time. I have been waiting on this forever. They do seem to be only under links, pictures, etc. I am good with that though. Works for me.

  • SuchSmallHands

    After installing this update it simply crashes on boot. Tried deleting it and installing it again. Even rebooted deleted and reinstalled rebooted again. Everything I could think of, still crashes. Sigh, effing FB

  • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

    I wish they’d add a default sorting option. I always prefer to have mine sorted by Most Recent but it always reverts to Top Stories

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001529871745 Kamil Tetido

    The 5.1 is openable with notification problem and this 5.2 cant even pass the FB splash screen and will crash. Reinstalled, kill the app, rebooted, respring… Nothing to avail. Now i have to use mobile safari to check on facebook.

  • RarestName

    Seems like this version has a lot of problems too. Looks like I’m going to ignore this update too.

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    No Ladscape still?

  • http://www.facebook.com/filohh Diego Schlemper Rosa

    I have a iPhone on language Portugues/Brazil, the option Share dosen’t appear. Just if a change to English the option appear.
    Why facebook? why limit the function only to some languages?

  • http://twitter.com/DPDdepp Ich

    not working in germany

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gaugeprower Jonathan Matias

    There is no notification sound unless you receive a message. It’s been like this for months. The bigger problem is THERES NO WAY TO DELETE ANYTHING YOU WROTE! If you swipe left you get chat, if you swipe right, you get the menu list of places to go. I hate going on safari to have to delete crap wtf facebook!?!