facebook 9

Facebook rolled out an update for its iOS client this evening, bringing the app to version 9.0. The update brings about a handful of new features, including the ability to reply directly to comments.

The ability to reply directly to comments has been a wish list item for users for quite some time. Don’t get too excited though, it’ll only be available on select Pages that have enabled the feature…

Here’s your full 9.0 change log:

What’s New in Version 9.0
• Reply directly to comments on stories by Pages that have this feature turned on
• Group admins can easily review and approve pending posts by group members
• See posts about trending topics highlighted in News Feed on iPad

Earlier today, Facebook announced another new feature that will soon be hitting iOS called ‘Nearby Friends.’ Similar to the Find My Friends app, the feature will notify users when their friends are close by.

At any rate, if you’re interested, you can pick up the latest version of Facebook in the App Store for free.

  • John

    Shouldn’t that read ‘iOS client’, in the first paragraph?

  • XboxOne

    Finally. Now make top comments show up first on posts.

  • Byron Lovelace

    Facebook app v.9 completely killed my ability to use facebook on my iPhone 4s. After the update it would not open. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. It downloaded but won’t open from apps. So no facebook app. Thanks. If anyone has a suggestion , please – I’m all ears.

  • The Bum Gun

    How to update, edit the apps icons now, ie an Aweber opt in app? The pencil only changes position, and can’t change the thumbnail. Cheers