Facebook 3.0 Now Available in App Store

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Facebook iPhone developer Joe Hewitt reports that Facebook 3.0 [App Store, Free] has been approved by Apple and is now available in the App Store. While the App Store description still contains information for version 2.5, the actual download is now version 3.0.

    A note posted on the company's Facebook for iPhone page last week detailed the numerous enhancements in the new version, and offered screenshots of the revamped interface.



    Article Link: Facebook 3.0 Now Available in App Store
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2006

    I KNEW throwing a Palm Pre into a volcano would work! THANKS Facebook gods!!
  3. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Can't get it yet, either via iPhone or iTunes.

    Now it is there, but I had to click on update several times.

  4. macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    London, UK
    Itunes shows that update 3.0 is available but when you try and download it itunes then says no updates available. WTF. :):)

    Worked eventually, just keep clicking on update.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    Finally an update! Hopefully you'll finally be able to like things and from the pictures, the interface seems much better.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2003
    I had to try in iPhone app a few times then it showed up
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Can't post any updates

    Working now.
  8. macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2009
    it's about time. Had to launch the app store 3 times before it showed up. Off to sample it!
  9. macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    Mine downloaded right off the bat. When I run it, I get a white screen for 20 seconds and then return to the main iphone icon screen. I'll try a reboot... :mad:

    EDIT: I tried it once more before rebooting and now it's working. I hope it doesn't take three launches every time I want to use it...
  10. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Installed. Woo!

    Finally. Mine showed up in the updates screen of the UK store on my phone after a couple of tries.

  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    Had to reload app store a few times, but is finally downloading.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    Yes about time. After the head programmer picked fault the approval process i thought they would put his at the back of the line. Now when will the updated yahoo messenger app be released?
  13. macrumors regular


    Mar 29, 2009
    Already worth the wait, so much better than the old one!
  14. macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    So far so good. Like how they made the menu nice and clean. All I need to figure out is how to make "status Update" be my default when I start it up.

    Besides that I like it.
    Thanks for the update.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    No problem with the update. So far so good!
  16. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Way to go FB; finally, a workable FB app on my iPhone. Sure reminds me of Safari...:cool:
  17. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Hmm. First impressions -

    No more seeing people become friends. Boo.

    Landscape works when typing messages. Woohoo!

    Still can't copy and paste most of the app's text. For example, I can't copy fields from an event that might list a place name to look for it in Google Maps. That's extremely annoying. The address field will click through to maps, but sometimes people don't write their events with mobile compatability in mind...

    When typing a message you now can't look at the message you're replying to. At all. That's really annoying if it's a long/complex reply to various questions. Cancelling the message wipes it, so you can't go back and forth like that either.

    The photos tab itself only loads my albums, and has no facility to look at "photos of me" - for that I have to make extra clicks into my own profile. Odd UI decision.

    Still doesn't seem to be the ability to tag a new person in an existing photograph. That has tripped me up before in a pub more than once.
    EDIT: Oops, as pointed out below you can tag people. Ace.

    Can't look at event walls for no apparent reason.

    Chat does seem to actually work, which is good.

    The notifications section does a pretty good job of replicating the desktop.

    Messages are actually loading, which is an improvement on 2.0 and 2.5...

    Still lots to do on this app, IMO.

  18. macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2007
    I installed it... froze my iPhone once the app launched, and then had to hardboot my phone... now my phone won't turn back on for more than 5 seconds and i have to do a hard restore...

    looks sweet tho... wish i was using it right now instead of waiting to get home to fix my phone!
  19. macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
    Now this is a facebook app. Loving it.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    Most of everything you said can be done.

    Answers in Bold.
  21. macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2008
    I was wondering as i can not find anywhere how to upload video i have the 3gs and thought the option was there on the fcebook page it did say it would be there. Any help?
  22. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I was kinda hoping there would be push support for this version when it came to emails. Oh well. Next time I guess.:confused:
  23. macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Just click the camera icon just the same way you upload a photo!!!
  24. macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2008
    I chose this and i select camera roll but only the photos are shown. i have no option to select the vids! am i still going wrong? Thnaks anyway
  25. macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Just downloaded it, loving every feature! :D

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