Facebook app updated with new button design and free in-app calling

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Facebook just posted a nice little update for its official iOS app, bringing it to version 5.5. This is the app’s third update in as many months, as the social network continues to improve its mobile experience.

The change log for today’s release includes a new button design, which makes it easier to comment on, like and share stories from your News Feed, and support for Facebook’s free in-app calling feature…

Here are the release notes:

New button design makes it easy to like, comment and share posts in News Feed.

  • Improved buttons to like, comment and share posts
  • Share button to re-post stories from your News Feed now available in all languages
  • Call friends for free right from Facebook (US and Canada)

The free calling feature launched in Canada earlier this year, and some parts of the US, via the Messenger app. Now, it appears in the official app. It’s your typical VoIP service, and uses your existing data plan.

Frequent Facebookers will appreciate the new sharing buttons, which standout far more than their predecessors, and are easier to tap. If you have the app, make sure to grab the update. And if you don’t, you can find it here.