Facebook for Windows Phone 1.5 is out

Summary:Microsoft has released Facebook for Windows Phone 1.5. You can grab it now from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Microsoft has quietly released Facebook for Windows Phone 1.5. There doesn't appear to be too much changed, though the new app is reportedly slightly faster and slicker to use (moving between screens and scrolling is much smoother).

If you've got the Windows Phone Marketplace live tile pinned to your start screen, you should have already gotten a notice that an update is available. You can download the new version from this link: Facebook for Windows Phone.

It does not appear that the new version has anything too exciting, not even Push notifications or Facebook chat. The auto refresh setting has been renamed to "Cache expiration" and the notifications listing has a noticeably smaller type, although you can now touch the whole notification to go to the related post (rather than having to touch a small part of the notification update).

I personally do not own a Windows phone so the above observations are just what I've heard from friends and colleagues. I have contacted Microsoft for an official changelog and I'll update this post if a spokesperson decides to reply with something tangible.

"Facebook for Windows Phone 1.5 available now," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "The 1.5 release includes a lot of fixes to known issues and significant performance improvements. There is no net new features in 1.5; we are working on those still and will share our plans for new features once we have enough feedback on this release. Thanks for your patience!"

Topics: Social Enterprise, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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