Facebook for iOS updated with cover photo, group messaging improvements

By , Mar 18, 2013

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Facebook has released another update for its iOS app this afternoon, bringing it to version 5.6. This is the app’s third update in as many months, as the social network continues to improve its mobile experience.

Today’s update brings about a handful of improvements, including an easier process for updating your cover photo from inside the app and multiple changes to group messaging. Full change log after the fold…

From today’s update change log:

Keep your timeline fresh by updating your cover photo on the go.
-Take a new cover photo or choose one from camera roll (iPhone only)
-Fewer taps to start a group message
-Easier to name and find group conversations

The improvements are fairly self-explanatory. You can now change your cover photo from within the app, by either choosing one from your camera roll, or taking a new one. And the group messaging UI seems better.

For those who want to take advantage of the improvements, you can find the update in, or download the Facebook app from, the App Store for free. It’s universal, so it will work with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Of course, we’re still waiting on the update that will bring about Facebook’s new Timelines it showed off earlier this month. At its media event on March 7, it promised it would roll out the change in the ‘coming weeks.’

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ctang06 Chris Tangler

    i hope it fixes the crashes i have with it…and how slow opening a photo is with it…almost freezes the app when i try to open pics

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesheckiii James Heck III

    From my own personal experience, in the “coming weeks” is facebook code for in the coming months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saltysmith1 Chris Smith

    Just wish they would sort out the Notification sound

    • lkn4akll

      srsly mayne, dat shit cray

  • http://twitter.com/AR_ AR

    I already am on the new FB timeline..

    • http://www.facebook.com/furkan.simsir.18 Furkan Simsir

      How ?

      • David Villamizar

        Lucky or liar

  • Jeffrey Yeo

    Updates after updates and yet they have not improve and fix the notification sound problem….

  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    Keep in mind: The facebook Apps is running in the background once you installed it, even if you restart your phone! I don’t know what ist is doning, maybe someone has the time to figure it out, but i deleted it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/razick.rilshad Razick Rilshad

    My one is freezing sometimes I hope they will fix this