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App of the Day: Facebook 3.5 (iOS)

Big update to fight Google+ update

By Cameron Wilmot from Sep 7, 2011 @ 15:40 CDT

Our App of the Day today is Facebook 3.5 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.0 or later.

Facebook pushed out a pretty major update to its iPhone app yesterday (yes, we know - still no native iPad app... boo!). The update was pushed out just after an update for Google+ was released. Strange timing or is it Facebook fighting back?

The new update is a good one with many changes such as the ability to tag friends and places in posts, the ability to share external links from a web view and much improved group and profile wall designs.

Facebook for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends' latest photos and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.


The latest version of the app includes the following changes:

What's New in Version 3.5

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 overall

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