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Facebook’s mobile iPhone and iPad application has received a quick update today, adding support for 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but not the Peek and Pop in-app features.

Still, you can now press firmly Facebook’s icon on the Home screen for quick access to the following shortcuts: Take Photo/Video, Upload Photo/Video and Write Post.

From what I was able to gather, Apple’s Peek and Pop 3D Touch features are not supported within the Facebook app. This edition of Facebook also includes legendary improvements for speed and reliability. The app will support iOS 9’s Live Photos before the end of the year, Apple has said.

If you’re a fan of Facebook Messenger, the company now has a brand new, fully-featured Messenger app for the Apple Watch.

Built on watchOS 2 technology, Messenger for Apple Watch lets you send and receive things like voice messages, Likes and stickers. In addition, you can also dictate messages and tap the Location button to quickly send out your current location.

Facebook Messenger Apple Watch

Messenger currently lacks 3D Touch support.

As for Facebook-owned Instagram, it does Peek and Pop and supports Home screen shortcuts with 3D Touch.

Do you upload photos and videos through Facebook’s mobile app on a regular basis? And if so, do your photos and footage look a little blurry? Then you should enable the option to upload media in high-definition.

Availability

Facebook requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8.0 or later. The app currently lacks a watchOS 2 app for your wrist.

Facebook’s mobile app is localized in Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese and Zulu.

Grab Facebook free of charge in the App Store.

  • Ank24

    support for App thinning too i guess

  • Jose Gonzalez

    If 3D Touch shortcuts don’t work for you after the update installs, go into multitasking mode and kill the Facebook app. After that it worked perfectly for me.

    Initially after the update had finished I was able to 3D Touch the icon and it would give me the options, but it would just open up the app like normal without going directly to the option I selected.

    Hope this helps!

  • Jake Platt

    Useless without Peek and Pop

    • James G

      How would you use Peek and Pop within the news feed? To preview story URLs? Facebook’s news feed already has content previews for a lot of things…

      • Jake Platt

        Same way as Instagram has done it with Peek and Pop at someone’s profile for a quick glimpse. Also being able to preview URLs would be nice, so you can preview a YouTube video etc or an article that doesn’t have a preview. For the many people that don’t post much content but use Facebook as a news tool or just keeping up to date with their friends actions, the new 3D touch options are of no use.

      • James G

        Cool. Don’t use Instagram so haven’t seen those.

      • Jake Platt

        It’s definitely the best and most practical implementation of 3D Touch that I’ve seen in a 3rd party app so far. And the best thing is it’s aimed at all users, not just those ones who prolifically post status updates and photos.

  • Fardeen Beharry

    can’t wait for quick reply on the messenger app

  • Dany Quirion

    i hope they also optimized their app for ios9 in that update, because it drains the battery alot

  • If only they had 3D Touch support within the app like Instagram.

    • Instagram supports 3D Touch: press firmly on a hashtag or account name to see it in action

      • Yeah I know that. It crashes the app though sometimes for some reason.

  • James G

    Would really have liked a 3D Touch Shortcut to my Timeline. Not just post options.

  • Ming Fang

    it seems nice