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MacRumors
Sep 6, 2011, 08:08 PM
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Facebook has updated (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/facebook) their free Facebook App for iPhone tonight. Version 3.5 includes the following new features and improvements:Made it easier to share with who you want
- Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
- Added the ability to share external links from a web view
- Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
- Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site

Improvements and bug fixes:
- Improved Notifications speed
- Fixed a number of Chat bugs
- Made it easier to select filters in News Feed
- Fixed a bug with the Notifications bar disappearing
- Fixed a number of Photos bugs
- Improved performance and stability overallThe new version still doesn't include iPad support, which was leaked (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/25/facebooks-native-ipad-app-leaked/) in late July.

Article Link: Facebook's iOS App Updated to 3.5, No iPad Support Yet (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/06/facebooks-ios-app-updated-to-3-5-no-ipad-support-yet/)



iTim314
Sep 6, 2011, 08:13 PM
Downloading.

For one of the most popular apps on the App Store, it's always been riddled and plagued with bugs and instability. Just seeing "Improved performance and stability overall" gives me a glimmer of hope.

/dramatic post

bb426
Sep 6, 2011, 08:24 PM
About time. I can't believe that they've neglected these bugs for so long. They really need to step up their iOS development team.

BJB Productions
Sep 6, 2011, 08:29 PM
They forgot to mention on the change log:
- Fired all devs who couldn't code themselves out of a paper bag and hired new ones that actually know what they're doing.


/sarcasm

backinblack875
Sep 6, 2011, 08:39 PM
wtf is taking so long for iPad support??? i could have done it by now!!

Mochi Hana
Sep 6, 2011, 08:40 PM
Downloading.

For one of the most popular apps on the App Store, it's always been riddled and plagued with bugs and instability. Just seeing "Improved performance and stability overall" gives me a glimmer of hope.

/dramatic post
I hope they fixed these bugs. I haven't been using it because of how messed up it was.

TaterToT
Sep 6, 2011, 08:41 PM
Can't figure out how to tag a friend in status... I tried using @ but it doesn't work. Anyone know?

swb1192
Sep 6, 2011, 08:45 PM
Can't figure out how to tag a friend in status... I tried using @ but it doesn't work. Anyone know?

Press the icon with the person and a plus sign.

BrianMojo
Sep 6, 2011, 08:45 PM
The app is surprisingly much faster and FINALLY supports posting links! I'm very very pleased.

tmiddleton
Sep 6, 2011, 08:47 PM
best update yet.

mrockm01
Sep 6, 2011, 08:48 PM
I like the added feature of adding locations to statuses by default. I was just thinking today how interesting it was to have it on the desktop version and not the mobile

TaterToT
Sep 6, 2011, 08:55 PM
Press the icon with the person and a plus sign.

Uhhh not seeing it... Maybe I'm blind

QuarterSwede
Sep 6, 2011, 08:56 PM
The app is surprisingly much faster and FINALLY supports posting links! I'm very very pleased.
That was my favorite part. It actually works well ... for now. It always seems to go downhill a month later.

Also, you still can't use the system wide copy function. That's just plain lame. You also can't like individual comments app wide still (it doesn't show up if looking at comments from the notifications tray).

Uhhh not seeing it... Maybe I'm blind
Status > icon directly above Q and W keys to the left of the Places icon. It's the left most icon and looks like a person with a +

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/1349/photops.png

Yumunum
Sep 6, 2011, 08:59 PM
Oh my gosh, the app actually feels usable now!

The copy/paste thing is pathetic though... Could Facebook really not implement this standard feature of iOS? It's one of the things the iPhone had over Android phones! ;o

TaterToT
Sep 6, 2011, 09:03 PM
That was my favorite part. It actually works well ... for now. It always seems to go downhill a month later.

Also, you still can't use the system wide copy function. That's just plain lame.


Status > icon directly above Q and W keys to the left of the Places icon. It's the left most icon and looks like a person with a +

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/1349/photops.png

That's weird... mine still looks like the old Facebook app

QuarterSwede
Sep 6, 2011, 09:06 PM
wtf is taking so long for iPad support??? i could have done it by now!!
They had a fully baked iPad app in the last version (it's been pulled from this one) but it was hidden.

I have half a mind that they want iPad users to use the website.

That's weird... mine still looks like the old Facebook app
Delete and reinstall.

TaterToT
Sep 6, 2011, 09:09 PM
They had a fully baked iPad app in the last version (it's been pulled from this one) but it was hidden.

I have half a mind that they want iPad users to use the website.


Delete and reinstall.

I did.. still have the old status update thing

benji888
Sep 6, 2011, 09:24 PM
WHERE IS THE F/N IPAD APP?:mad: THEY ANNOUNCED MONTHS AGO IT WOULD BE OUT IN "WEEKS"!!!!

vitzr
Sep 6, 2011, 09:27 PM
Overlooking the iPad is a bad move on their part. Very shortsighted.

Prodo123
Sep 6, 2011, 09:34 PM
Facebook's iOS App Updated to 3.5, No iPad Support anymore
Fixed title.

genshi
Sep 6, 2011, 09:49 PM
Not the best update for me. Is anyone else getting this? They moved the "Chat" icon to the next page and for some dumb reason, duplicated the "Photos" icon (both of which lead to the same group of albums.) Yes, I've deleted and reinstalled; same issue.

GeekAhead
Sep 6, 2011, 09:53 PM
Does the cydia tweak FaceForward still work ?

seamer
Sep 6, 2011, 10:16 PM
Safari does feel snappier.

+1

30Two
Sep 6, 2011, 10:33 PM
Not the best update for me. Is anyone else getting this? They moved the "Chat" icon to the next page and for some dumb reason, duplicated the "Photos" icon (both of which lead to the same group of albums.) Yes, I've deleted and reinstalled; same issue.

I get the same problem. It's a pain having the chat icon on the second page. Especially because we don't have the separate message / chat app in New Zealand yet.

mdignen
Sep 6, 2011, 10:43 PM
I get the same problem. It's a pain having the chat icon on the second page. Especially because we don't have the separate message / chat app in New Zealand yet.

Press and hold on an icon, they will wiggle and you can move them just like on the iOS home screen.

sclawis300
Sep 6, 2011, 11:01 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_10 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E600 Safari/6533.18.5)

Did anyone else notice that it still SUCKS!!!!! Their website has been garbage lately too so I am not sure what else to expect from an app.

QuarterSwede
Sep 6, 2011, 11:03 PM
Does the cydia tweak FaceForward still work ?
No. The hidden iPad UI has been removed. Do not update if you use it!

I did.. still have the old status update thing
Strange. The last thing to try would be deleting the app, download on the computer then install by syncing.

valkraider
Sep 6, 2011, 11:26 PM
Uhhh not seeing it... Maybe I'm blind

Nope, I don't have it in mine either. No tagging, no link sharing.

I tried deleting and reinstall, no luck.

In settings Facebook is listed as version 3.5a

Vermillion9494
Sep 6, 2011, 11:44 PM
Nope, I don't have it in mine either. No tagging, no link sharing.

I tried deleting and reinstall, no luck.

In settings Facebook is listed as version 3.5a

I'm having the same problem. Updated the app and nothing changed. I reinstalled and nothing changed. I even uninstalled, restarted my iPhone and then reinstalled the app and nothing changed. My iPhone apps aren't synced with my computer so I can't install from iTunes.

Round of applause for another wonderful facebook update. :rolleyes:

valkraider
Sep 7, 2011, 12:01 AM
Round of applause for another wonderful facebook update. :rolleyes:

This POS Facebook app is the main reason I prefer Google+

makingdots
Sep 7, 2011, 12:30 AM
WHERE IS THE F/N IPAD APP?:mad: THEY ANNOUNCED MONTHS AGO IT WOULD BE OUT IN "WEEKS"!!!!

Not announced. It just leaked.

hellomoto4
Sep 7, 2011, 01:12 AM
For those who don't see the people tagging etc, has your desktop Facebook been updated to the 'new' features announced about 1-2 weeks ago? Your status box should look like this when in use:
http://cl.ly/9wLK/Screen_Shot_2011-09-07_at_4.09.16_PM.png

Here's (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150251867797131) the overview of the features. I'm assuming that if your profile hasn't yet been updated then you can't access these features on the App, but will be once you receive the update.

Northgrove
Sep 7, 2011, 01:37 AM
Not the best update for me. Is anyone else getting this? They moved the "Chat" icon to the next page and for some dumb reason, duplicated the "Photos" icon (both of which lead to the same group of albums.) Yes, I've deleted and reinstalled; same issue.
Same here, and I also don't get the new status box. So there are two annoyances in one here, unfortunately. :( Deleting and reinstalling now, but not hopeful from other reports where it didn't help.

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For those who don't see the people tagging etc, has your desktop Facebook been updated to the 'new' features announced about 1-2 weeks ago? Your status box should look like this when in use:
Image (http://cl.ly/9wLK/Screen_Shot_2011-09-07_at_4.09.16_PM.png)

Here's (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150251867797131) the overview of the features. I'm assuming that if your profile hasn't yet been updated then you can't access these features on the App, but will be once you receive the update.

Ahh, this is probably why. Thanks!

I seem to be last in line in getting that update. :mad:

Update: Deleting and reinstalling actually fixed my duplicated "Photos" icon though, so that was nice.

3bs
Sep 7, 2011, 04:42 AM
Not the best update for me. Is anyone else getting this? They moved the "Chat" icon to the next page and for some dumb reason, duplicated the "Photos" icon (both of which lead to the same group of albums.) Yes, I've deleted and reinstalled; same issue.

Weird. I don't have that problem. You could move the extra photos icon to the second page and move the chat icon back

Sweetfeld28
Sep 7, 2011, 07:18 AM
Still feel kinda slow to me. When looking at photos, from a friends gallery, and scrolling through them sideways it seems sluggish.


So far, it still isn't up to par with me.

valkraider
Sep 7, 2011, 08:46 AM
For those who don't see the people tagging etc, has your desktop Facebook been updated to the 'new' features announced about 1-2 weeks ago? Your status box should look like this when in use:
Image (http://cl.ly/9wLK/Screen_Shot_2011-09-07_at_4.09.16_PM.png)

Here's (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150251867797131) the overview of the features. I'm assuming that if your profile hasn't yet been updated then you can't access these features on the App, but will be once you receive the update.

Then they shouldn't advertise or list the features on the iOS app (or at a minimum list them with a disclaimer). Stupid FB

notjustjay
Sep 7, 2011, 09:10 AM
I've been checking the App Store for updates regularly, specifically hoping for an update to the Facebook app. For something I'm compelled to use so often, it is such a buggy, unstable POS.

The new version seems better, but still has issues. Loading photos seems to take a long time still. At least the update and notification logic is less maddening now, I don't have to constantly re-refresh the page.

As for the iPad, when I owned one, I just visited the regular website; I didn't see a real need for an app. Other than support for photo uploads, what benefit would an iPad app offer?

Patiencepie
Sep 7, 2011, 09:22 AM
wtf is taking so long for iPad support??? i could have done it by now!!

I QUIT using Facebook this summer because we were sailing on our boat all summer and as soon as I took pictures and video on my iPad and discovered I could NOT post to Facebook, I quit going to Facebook. I had no way of keeping everyone back home up on our trips. Im not computer savvy enough to know if it's Facebooks fault or iPads fault but it seems obvious that people will want to post from iPad to Facebook!!! Lame...

philMBP
Sep 7, 2011, 09:51 AM
My iPhone apps aren't synced with my computer so I can't install from iTunes.

This makes no sense.
Edit: So sync them.

rowley
Sep 7, 2011, 10:01 AM
I updated and it kept crashing on my 3gs. Removed and reinstalled and it was fine. Lost my page links though, I had to put them back.

hey ho.

R.

QuarterSwede
Sep 7, 2011, 11:35 AM
For those who don't see the people tagging etc, has your desktop Facebook been updated to the 'new' features announced about 1-2 weeks ago? Your status box should look like this when in use:
Image (http://cl.ly/9wLK/Screen_Shot_2011-09-07_at_4.09.16_PM.png)

Here's (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150251867797131) the overview of the features. I'm assuming that if your profile hasn't yet been updated then you can't access these features on the App, but will be once you receive the update.
I didn't realize that was a rolling update. Now it makes sense ... sort of. Why they would link mobile app features with web app GUI updates makes no sense to me.

TonyC28
Sep 7, 2011, 11:38 PM
Congratulations Facebook! You have succeeded in making your horrible app even worse than it was before. I can't wait to see what your next "update" does for us.

wolfshades
Sep 8, 2011, 01:47 PM
It is WAY past time for Facebook to bring out their Facebook for iPad app. Other developers are valiantly trying to fill the gap but Facebook changes their coding so often it's hard for them to keep up. At least if Facebook had an iPad app out there you can be sure they'd make sure any changes were reflected in their app whenever they change their web front. (Maybe)

LixLev
Sep 17, 2011, 03:53 PM
Does anyone know how to tag someone within a post or status. For example, if I wanted to say:
Can't believe how much Joe Bloggs loves chicken.
How would I do that using the app. Because with the +Friend button everyone is talking about, it would say:
Can't believe how much loves chicken. - with Joe Bloggs

You can do it on the website by just typing their name, but I can't see the option to do it in the app.

SolidRed
Oct 4, 2011, 11:40 PM
Am I the only one to notice that you can not longer post replies to people in groups with this new update? This is a huge pain since I post in groups set up by my friends alot and it seems you can't downgrade to the older app.

I can't believe they would release an update that disables your abilities to post. Honestly.

Prodo123
Oct 4, 2011, 11:53 PM
That was my favorite part. It actually works well ... for now. It always seems to go downhill a month later.

Also, you still can't use the system wide copy function. That's just plain lame. You also can't like individual comments app wide still (it doesn't show up if looking at comments from the notifications tray).


Status > icon directly above Q and W keys to the left of the Places icon. It's the left most icon and looks like a person with a +

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/1349/photops.png

Facebook is fail; I still don't see it...