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Facebook has updated its Facebook for iOS app to version 6.6, adding new options to allow users to edit published posts and comments on their iOS devices. First introduced on the desktop version of Facebook, the editing tools let spelling errors and other mistakes be corrected, though edited posts are denoted by an "Edited" tag.

The app update also lets users post images within comments and it includes new emoticon wall posting options. Emoticon posts were first introduced in June, but have thus far been limited to status updates. The emoticon icons are used to give details on what a user is feeling, watching, reading, drinking, eating, listening to, or playing, and can now be included in wall posts.

Along with new posting features, Facebook made its mobile privacy options easier to access, offering a lock icon in the navigation menu that displays both privacy options and frequently asked questions.
What's New in Version 6.6
- Edit your posts and comments, and tap to see all your changes
- Add a photo when you comment
- Express yourself with icons when you post to someone's timeline (English only)
- Get to privacy shortcuts by tapping the lock by your name in the main menu
- Bug fixes
Facebook is said to be working on a more significant iOS app update that will include the company's Graph Search feature, first introduced earlier this year, along with an update for its Messenger app that will include iOS contacts integration.

Facebook is a universal app that can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Facebook for iOS Updated With Editing Features, Photo Comments
 

Supertecnoboff

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Oct 4, 2011
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I must admit I used to hate the Facebook app, but now its getting much better, more native, less buggy and faster :)
 

nav92

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Feb 25, 2013
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I no longer have to use FB via Safari on iPad. The FB app is almost there now. Much better.
 

newyorksole

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Apr 2, 2008
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I wonder how long it'll take for the FB app to be 5/5?

It literally has had shortcomings since it's launch back in 2008....
 

djtech42

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Jun 23, 2012
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Interesting. The top bar seems to be acting like the top bar in Safari...

When I scroll, the top part of the app hides itself.
 

sphark

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Oct 30, 2012
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Still waiting to be able to unfollow posts (turn off notifications) from the app!
 

fins831

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Oct 7, 2011
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I am waiting for the notifications and messages bar to go back to being up top. Its current location is so clunky. I don't look down very often in that app
 

BrodieQ

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Sep 21, 2012
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Still waiting to be able to unfollow posts (turn off notifications) from the app!

You can already do that. You can both follow and unfollow by tapping the repurposed share icon in the upper right corner.
 

elmarkos

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Oct 17, 2013
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Have it loaded but can't figure out how to edit a post or comment. Anyone else have luck on how to use this feature?
 

mwdiers

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Dec 27, 2008
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NOT on iPad

Except that you can't edit squat on the iPad. Only on the iPhone. What the hell? :mad:
 

BrodieQ

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Sep 21, 2012
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Have it loaded but can't figure out how to edit a post or comment. Anyone else have luck on how to use this feature?

To edit a comment, just tap on the comment you want to edit and a popup menu will appear. To edit a post, from your newsfeed or timeline, tap the carrot in the upper right of the post. A similar popup menu will appear.
 

KiwiAdventure

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Dec 7, 2010
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To edit a comment, just tap on the comment you want to edit and a popup menu will appear. To edit a post, from your newsfeed or timeline, tap the carrot in the upper right of the post. A similar popup menu will appear.

It does not on my iPad all I get is delete or copy. You can edit only on an iPhone.
 

elmarkos

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Oct 17, 2013
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To edit a comment, just tap on the comment you want to edit and a popup menu will appear. To edit a post, from your newsfeed or timeline, tap the carrot in the upper right of the post. A similar popup menu will appear.

I do that but the only option I get on my phone is delete : copy : cancel
 

BreuerEditor

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Jul 1, 2008
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FINALLY...editing posts without going through Safari (on iOS device or going to the computer)...it's about time...

Now if only they'll allow you to add/edit a description to a photo, I'll be even more happy...can't get everything huh?
 

BrodieQ

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Sep 21, 2012
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It does not on my iPad all I get is delete or copy. You can edit only on an iPhone.

I hadn't tried it on my iPad when I made my first post, but I can confirm that I am currently unable to edit anything from the iPad app. Seems like an odd thing to overlook.

Even odder, it looks like they've added some parallax effect to the iPad version's drop down menus. I don't know why they'd add such a "feature" and neglect to bring feature parity to the iPhone version.
 

elmarkos

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Oct 17, 2013
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This is what I get when I try to edit a post.

Thanks for the pics, however, I don't get the same result. Is this on an iPad or iPhone, just wondering. I downloaded the app to my MBP and it says 6.6 before I transfer it to my iPhone, so I am a bit confused.
 
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