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App Update: Facebook for iOS Gets Faster and Smoother

Tony Hannides Aug 23, 2012 0

facebook ios app update 8/2012

The mobile app teams at Facebook have been working hard today. Not only is there an Android update, the iOS app received a nice overhaul as well. The update is valid for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. What do you get? Speed. It’s almost as if they added some horsepower to the app. It opens quicker, photos pop up faster and scrolling is smoother than before.

Today we’re announcing an update to the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad that makes keeping up with friends faster and easier. Facebook 5.0 for iOS is twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through news feed and opening photos in feed.

App opens quickly

We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up, so now the app opens much faster and your news feed and notifications load right when you open Facebook.

Stories scroll smoothly

As you scroll down your news feed, all your friends’ stories appear faster than ever. A banner lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates.

Photos load instantly

Tap on any photo and it opens right away. Pull down to close it with a single swipe.

The update to version 5.0 is free as always in the App Store. With these updates, here’s hoping to see an update for Facebook Pages app. Enjoy!