Facebook iOS App: This past weekend, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) released an updated version of its popular iPhone and iPad app. With the new app, users now have access to both video and voice features.
According to a recent report by Macworld, the “update also improves the app’s ability to let users know when a friend is nearby.” This is a feature that many people are excited about, so it is nice to see Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) offering an update after such a short period of time.
Here is more information from the same Macworld article:
“Most of the upgrades come in the messages portion of the app. Facebook now allows you to take and attach a photo while composing the message—you can also add emoji, or even compose a short voice message.”
If you are interested in using the video feature of the updated app, it may take some digging around and getting used to.
“The video feature is a little less obvious within the app: When you’re updating your status, tap on the camera icon in the status menu and you’re given the option of taking a photo or recording a video. Facebook doesn’t specify a time limit to the amount of video you can shoot within the app—but when I tried to record a half-minute of video within the app, that video disappeared. A five-second clip, however, uploaded just fine.”
The social networking giant has also promised that the “nearby” feature is improved, allowing people to more easily connect with others using this tab.
If you are interested in learning more about the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) app for iPhone and iPad, visit the official iTunes page here.
Version 5.4.2 is free. It is compatible with any device running iOS 4.3 or later.
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