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MacRumors
May 13, 2013, 04:43 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/facebook.jpgFacebook today updated its iOS app (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/facebook) with more options when viewing photos, including sharing a photo on a users' timeline, saving a photo to the iOS camera roll, or saving a photo as a profile picture, in addition to other improvements.

Prior to the 6.1 update, users could only Like, Comment or tag users in a photo within the iOS app.
What's New in Version 6.1

- Photo viewer button lets you save, share or make profile picture
- Improved places editing when checking in on iPhone
- Events load faster on iPhoneFacebook for iOS is a free download (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/facebook) from the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/facebook/id284882215#)]

Article Link: Facebook for iOS Adds Sharing and Saving Options to Photo Viewer (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/13/facebook-for-ios-adds-sharing-and-saving-options-to-photo-viewer/)



sojer2005
May 13, 2013, 04:45 PM
... and a new app icon ;)

MacBookPro13"
May 13, 2013, 04:45 PM
This is the second time that Facebook have released an update to one of their apps with the Beta Icon left on it.

Someone needs re-training! :D

apollo1444
May 13, 2013, 04:48 PM
great! now stalkers can easily get pictures of your girlfriend... :p

SirithX
May 13, 2013, 04:52 PM
Oh that's the beta icon? I was wondering why it looked like that, it's not something they've used publicly before.

MacBookPro13"
May 13, 2013, 04:56 PM
Oh that's the beta icon? I was wondering why it looked like that, it's not something they've used publicly before.

In-house Beta. They usually put the correct icon back on the build before release. This is the second time they have forgotten to do so. Expect 6.1.1 tomorrow with the fix.

komodrone
May 13, 2013, 04:56 PM
the word "share" is annoying. thought I'd SHARE that with you guys.

jbenkelman
May 13, 2013, 05:07 PM
I was concerned when I saw the new icon on my homescreen. With all this talk about "flat" designs, and simple icons, I thought maybe for a second Facebook was taking a step in the wrong direction. Not to say they haven't been taking steps in the wrong direction...

Mums
May 13, 2013, 05:21 PM
Facebook is over.

Tom8
May 13, 2013, 05:23 PM
Really don't like the icon border, or pattern within.
Edit: internal icon

nutmac
May 13, 2013, 05:26 PM
Meh. The iPad version in landscape orientation still insists on displaying useless chat pane that occupies 25% of the screen area.

Sirious
May 13, 2013, 05:33 PM
The Facebook icon in iOS (In the share sheets) looks really ugly and annoying now lol. Can't wait for iOS 7 to fix it.

I think that the share sheet icon needs to be linked to the app icon so it automatically updates when Facebook or twitter changes their icon.

The Phazer
May 13, 2013, 05:38 PM
Bah. Can I copy and paste event text yet for when someone puts their contact number there?

No?

Then die.

gwelmarten
May 13, 2013, 06:04 PM
In-house Beta. They usually put the correct icon back on the build before release. This is the second time they have forgotten to do so. Expect 6.1.1 tomorrow with the fix.

How do facebook get through review so quickly, as well as other companies. My apps have been downloaded nearly 2 million times, and I don't get any kind of priority reviewing.

SumoHamster
May 13, 2013, 06:10 PM
Have they allowed us to turn off chat heads yet?

Am3r1ca16
May 13, 2013, 06:22 PM
i like the new facebook icon

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This is the second time that Facebook have released an update to one of their apps with the Beta Icon left on it.

Someone needs re-training! :D

2nd time? when was the first?

Kalebra47
May 13, 2013, 06:30 PM
so is the new icon a mistake? or is this a sneak peak of the new 'flat' design?

ghostface147
May 13, 2013, 06:55 PM
... and a new app icon ;)

Not a fan of the border....

C DM
May 13, 2013, 07:16 PM
i like the new facebook icon

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2nd time? when was the first?so is the new icon a mistake? or is this a sneak peak of the new 'flat' design?Not a fan of the border....They did this once before with their Facebook Messenger app. Generally this kind of "blueprint" icon is used for their internal test version of the apps before they are submitted to the app store, but someone seems to have forgotten to replace the icon with the actual production one before submitting it to the app store. They will likely submit an update restoring the right icon soon, if they haven't done so already, which will become available as something like version 6.1.1 update at this point in the (very) near future.

Casiotone
May 13, 2013, 07:27 PM
This is soooo funny: people are freaking out about the "new" icon on Twitter. :D

https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=facebook%20icon&src=typd

Personally I like the beta icon, it gives it a "Retro" look, back to the days when flat design wasn't fashionable.

Twimfy
May 13, 2013, 07:28 PM
How do facebook get through review so quickly, as well as other companies. My apps have been downloaded nearly 2 million times, and I don't get any kind of priority reviewing.

I too have often wondered this when sitting waiting two weeks for an update review, only for FB to role out about 3 versions in that time.

Either they're queuing up approved releases using the custom launch option in connect and then only firing them out once they've done some light testing.

OR they're throwing a truck load of money at Apple for the priority privilege.

I reckon it's the latter and I don't think they're the only company who does it.

It is possible for the "casual" developer to do if it's something urgent using the expedited review process but you have to have a really good reason.

Am3r1ca16
May 13, 2013, 07:34 PM
They did this once before with their Facebook Messenger app. Generally this kind of "blueprint" icon is used for their internal test version of the apps before they are submitted to the app store, but someone seems to have forgotten to replace the icon with the actual production one before submitting it to the app store. They will likely submit an update restoring the right icon soon, if they haven't done so already, which will become available as something like version 6.1.1 update at this point in the (very) near future.

oh i see. i really prefer this new icon look.

C DM
May 13, 2013, 07:51 PM
They did this once before with their Facebook Messenger app. Generally this kind of "blueprint" icon is used for their internal test version of the apps before they are submitted to the app store, but someone seems to have forgotten to replace the icon with the actual production one before submitting it to the app store. They will likely submit an update restoring the right icon soon, if they haven't done so already, which will become available as something like version 6.1.1 update at this point in the (very) near future.And the Facebook version 6.1.1 update is already out, restoring the regular app icon.

littlekelli
May 13, 2013, 08:15 PM
I don't see where to save as your profile pic. I click the save and it only saves to my camera roll. I don't see the other option listed in the update.

Other than that, the update is great!!!!

C DM
May 13, 2013, 08:19 PM
I don't see where to save as your profile pic. I click the save and it only saves to my camera roll. I don't see the other option listed in the update.

Other than that, the update is great!!!!It works when you are looking at one of your own pictures, then in addition to the usual options (like save and share) you'll see an option to make it your profile picture (as well as some other options that apply to pictures that are yours).

pnoyblazed
May 13, 2013, 08:23 PM
And the Facebook version 6.1.1 update is already out, restoring the regular app icon.

That was quick

littlekelli
May 13, 2013, 08:26 PM
Thanks. (Don't I feel silly).

I couldn't figure it out. Thanks for your quick response!!!!!

designgeek
May 13, 2013, 09:06 PM
I thought I was crazy for a while with that beta icon.

adnbek
May 13, 2013, 09:17 PM
This is soooo funny: people are freaking out about the "new" icon on Twitter. :D

https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=facebook%20icon&src=typd


I guess now that we've cured cancer and staved off global warming, we can go back to worrying about the other threats facing humanity. :rolleyes:

I actually liked the icon... I accidentally updated over it. :(

lunaoso
May 13, 2013, 09:44 PM
so is the new icon a mistake? or is this a sneak peak of the new 'flat' design?

Quite the contrary actually. It was flat and now this beta one isn't flat.
PS- Update with fix is out already.:eek:

Am3r1ca16
May 13, 2013, 09:46 PM
And the Facebook version 6.1.1 update is already out, restoring the regular app icon.

screw that i'll stick around with this new look lol

haruhiko
May 13, 2013, 10:04 PM
The flat icon is back! Just took a screenshot of the beta icon and updated the app.

iChrist
May 14, 2013, 12:55 AM
Boring.

When are we getting Facebook home?? Can't wait.

anshuvorty
May 14, 2013, 02:27 AM
Boring.

When are we getting Facebook home?? Can't wait.

uh, like NEVER, cuz iOS is a closed system and Zuckerburg et al can't reverse engineer iOS into baking FB Home right into the system kernel itself.....

C DM
May 14, 2013, 02:52 AM
Boring.

When are we getting Facebook home?? Can't wait.http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/13/att-to-discontinue-facebook-phone-htc-first/

0dev
May 14, 2013, 06:03 AM
I missed out on the test icon :(

notjustjay
May 14, 2013, 08:48 AM
Does the app still do the hang-10 crash?

This is what I call it when I am browsing my feed and suddenly something "snags" (I assume it's trying to load something in the background), halting all scrolling and event handling. The screen just looks frozen.

Then I hit the Home button, go back to the app launcher, then go back into Facebook. I get the blank screen, and start counting 10 seconds. At exactly 10 seconds, it will crash and dump me back to the home screen.

Happens to me just about every day. My iPhone 4 feels slower than ever, and this app isn't helping at all.

muzzymate
May 14, 2013, 10:33 AM
Why has no one mentioned the biggest change to the Facebook app of all - the new navigation tabs at the bottom replacing the traditional People, Chat, and Notifications buttons on the top? Makes Facebook act & look a lot more like Twitter or any other native iPhone app. Makes me like the app a lot more than before with this simple change.

rodpascoe
May 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
Why has no one mentioned the biggest change to the Facebook app of all - the new navigation tabs at the bottom replacing the traditional People, Chat, and Notifications buttons on the top? Makes Facebook act & look a lot more like Twitter or any other native iPhone app. Makes me like the app a lot more than before with this simple change.

Maybe because that has been in the previous version not this update? Think you missed an update my friend :-)

muzzymate
May 14, 2013, 11:15 AM
I keep my apps updated because I don't like the red notification numbers staring at me. What I have doesn't match up with my previous usage of the app and how it looks in the screenshots on the iTunes Store. I guess I could have missed the change before but I use Facebook enough that I'm highly suspect.

http://cl.ly/OxPc - Current screen shot on the Facebook App Store page (tabs on the top, looks like the Facebook webpage). [Source - iTunes Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8)]

http://cl.ly/OxRO - Facebook 6.1 app with tabs on the bottom, more native. The hamburger in the top left has been replaced by a More button in the bottom right.

paul4339
May 14, 2013, 11:19 AM
Does the app still do the hang-10 crash?

This is what I call it when I am browsing my feed and suddenly something "snags" (I assume it's trying to load something in the background), halting all scrolling and event handling. The screen just looks frozen.

Then I hit the Home button, go back to the app launcher, then go back into Facebook. I get the blank screen, and start counting 10 seconds. At exactly 10 seconds, it will crash and dump me back to the home screen.

Happens to me just about every day. My iPhone 4 feels slower than ever, and this app isn't helping at all.

Yup, still hangs, freezes, slows and still crash sometimes... Wish FB would focus more on fixing what they already have out there.

.

mattburley7
May 14, 2013, 11:53 AM
I keep my apps updated because I don't like the red notification numbers staring at me. What I have doesn't match up with my previous usage of the app and how it looks in the screenshots on the iTunes Store. I guess I could have missed the change before but I use Facebook enough that I'm highly suspect.

http://cl.ly/OxPc - Current screen shot on the Facebook App Store page (tabs on the top, looks like the Facebook webpage). [Source - iTunes Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8)]

http://cl.ly/OxRO - Facebook 6.1 app with tabs on the bottom, more native. The hamburger in the top left has been replaced by a More button in the bottom right.

I dont think its supposed to look like that im on 6.1 and it looks like what is posted in the screenshots from the app store :confused: i would try a re-install of the app and see if you get the same.

muzzymate
May 14, 2013, 12:37 PM
Strange. I'd update to 6.1.1 or reinstall 6.1 but I kinda dig the more natural UI elements. Think I'll keep it for now until there is a reason to move beyond 6.1.

mattburley7
May 14, 2013, 12:45 PM
Strange. I'd update to 6.1.1 or reinstall 6.1 but I kinda dig the more natural UI elements. Think I'll keep it for now until there is a reason to move beyond 6.1.

that's odd.. so you completely removed the app and re-downloaded and still looks the same :confused:

muzzymate
May 14, 2013, 12:51 PM
that's odd.. so you completely removed the app and re-downloaded and still looks the same :confused:

No, I'm avoiding redownloading or removing 6.1 (or updating to 6.1.1) because I like the look. Just wondering if anyone else had that happen after updating. Works perfectly fine that I can tell.

mattburley7
May 14, 2013, 01:13 PM
No, I'm avoiding redownloading or removing 6.1 (or updating to 6.1.1) because I like the look. Just wondering if anyone else had that happen after updating. Works perfectly fine that I can tell.

i think you got a bad install or bug in the software update because I have not seen this for anyone that I know that has the facebook iOS 6.1. app.

C DM
May 14, 2013, 02:35 PM
I keep my apps updated because I don't like the red notification numbers staring at me. What I have doesn't match up with my previous usage of the app and how it looks in the screenshots on the iTunes Store. I guess I could have missed the change before but I use Facebook enough that I'm highly suspect.

http://cl.ly/OxPc - Current screen shot on the Facebook App Store page (tabs on the top, looks like the Facebook webpage). [Source - iTunes Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8)]

http://cl.ly/OxRO - Facebook 6.1 app with tabs on the bottom, more native. The hamburger in the top left has been replaced by a More button in the bottom right.Either it's some sort of a bad install, or perhaps it's something part of the new newsfeed related changes that have been rolling out (slowly) for a little while now, as mentioned at http://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed. More likely it seems like a weird/bad install of some sort.

mattburley7
May 15, 2013, 02:50 PM
Either it's some sort of a bad install, or perhaps it's something part of the new newsfeed related changes that have been rolling out (slowly) for a little while now, as mentioned at http://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed. More likely it seems like a weird/bad install of some sort.

guess your not the only one who is seeing this...

http://allfacebook.com/bottom-menu-ios-app_b117545