Facebook rolling out new 3D Touch features in its mobile app

By , Jan 21, 2016

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Facebook on Thursday began rolling out new 3D Touch features to iPhone 6s users via its mobile app. The Verge reports that the additions include the ability to peek and pop things like web links, profiles, pages, groups, events and photos.

The Facebook app has supported 3D Touch since October, but until now it has mostly been about the Quick Actions—the shortcut menu for Home screen icons. Facebook has added a new one of these as well, which takes you to your Timeline. 

If you don’t see these changes right away, don’t panic. They’re rolling out in stages over the coming months, with just a small group getting them today. It’s kind of ridiculous, I know, but these rollouts are becoming more and more common.

To ensure that you see the new 3D Touch actions as quickly as possible, make sure you have the latest version of the Facebook app. You can find it in the App Store here. As a reminder, 3D Touch is only supported by the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Source: The Verge

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  • Can’t wait for this update! I use 3D Touch on Instagram and Tweetbot. Would love to use it in more apps.

    • Himanshu Oberoi

      You may or may not know that Instagram allowed 3D touch in Older generations of iOS Devices.

      • Nathan

        Not so much ‘3D Touch’, but more of a peek and pop by long-holding.

  • Blip dude

    Still waiting on the LivePhotos sharing. As of right now, I can still only upload the stills of LivePhotos.

    • John

      *Live Photos

      I have access to view and share Live Photos on my Facebook, just not on their website yet.

  • tariq

    Like I said in the past, this is why Samsung kinda has to add 3D touch on S7, many users gonna want this feature for social media apps. So yeah they are copying Apple but if they do not copy this feature, they will lose many customers. And i am not support samsung by writing this, i actually do not like them. But I believe this feature is a big deal to add on S7 (edge)(Plus)

    • Hmm I see what you’re saying, but I can’t imagine many people leaving their trusted phone manufacturer simply for the lack of 3D Touch.

    • igorsky

      So we’re now excusing Samsung for blatantly copying ideas? Cool.

      • tariq

        Things like removing SD slot and having camera thats sitting outside the phone were stupid moves. But things like 3D touch and finger print and samsung pay/android pay is something they should copy tho just bc those r things ppl want

      • Domino67

        Why not….you iFans excuse Apple from doing it all the time.