Facebook for iOS version 3.5 is out

Facebook for iOS version 3.5 is out

Summary: Facebook for iOS version 3.5 has changed the way you share content, and its privacy settings, to be more inline with the service's changes on the desktop Web version.


Facebook has updated its native iOS mobile app. You can grab version 3.5 now from Apple's App Store.

Here is Facebook for iOS 3.5's official changelog:

  • 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.

Your Facebook Profile and your Facebook Groups should now look even more familiar, and the sharing options as well as the privacy controls you have access have been tweaked to be similar to what's new in the desktop browser. The app now lets you tag friends and places in posts, as well as open a webpage in-app, and then re-share it (and optionally add a comment) with your friends. The updated compose screen has buttons to add friends from a list (with built-in search), tag a place, or add a new photo or video.

In short, the Facebook 3.5 update makes the iOS mobile experience even closer to the desktop online experience. Overall, the app appears to be more streamlined and in line with Facebook's recent changes to its Web UI.

It's also worth noting that Facebook has removed the unofficial iPad version that was recently discovered inside this app. We're still waiting on Facebook's official iPad app. If Research In Motion can quickly whip up a decent Facebook app for its BlackBerry PlayBook, Facebook should be able to do the same for the Apple iPad.

Facebook for iOS remains the most popular app in the iTunes App Store. Version 3.5 requires iOS 3.0 or later, according to Facebook.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Apple, Mobile OS

Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

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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