Facebook Update 5.1

Facebook has made some nice improvements to their app recently. Finally, it’s exciting to get an update for the Facebook app. In the past, Facebook has been a horrible app but since more recent versions of the app, it has been a far better experience. First, simply swiping to the left reveals your chat list and swiping right reveals the main menu. Very simple & clean; I like it! While in your chat list, you can keep your favorites at the top and easily rearrange them by tapping “edit” in the top right. Just tap the green + sign to bring them to the top and use the 3 little bars at the right of the name to rearrange. Another feature added to chat is the ability to see who’s online right now.

Another great new feature is the ability to share multiple photos at one time. Just tap the check mark on a photo to add it to the group and tap the compose button in the bottom right to create your post with multiple photos. It seems they have moved some of these features over from their Camera app. I’m glad to see them consolidate their apps instead of having 4.

Finally, they’ve added gifts to the app. I never use this feature but maybe someone does… Do you? Now you can send “real gifts to your friends using Facebook Gifts”. And honestly, I can’t even find it within the app. Anyone else?

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Now it’s easier to chat with your friends and share multiple photos.
• Swipe left anywhere in the app to quickly see who’s available and send a message
• Add friends you message most to the top of your Favorites
• Share multiple photos fast
• Give real gifts to your friends using Facebook Gifts (US-only)
• When sending messages, see who’s active so you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  


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