There’s a ton of features, to be honest, and it makes the application feel more like you’re navigating the natural Facebook
web page than anything else. Simple things like the ability to “like” a friend’s status has been finally implemented, as well as an Events section, which has been a gripe for quite some time. And if you’ve upgraded from the iPhone 3G
to the iPhone 3GS
, then you’ll be able to upload videos directly from your phone to your Facebook page.
New features include:
- See your upcoming Events and RSVP
- See Pages and post updates and photos to Pages you administer
- Write Notes and read your friends’ Notes
- Upload videos from an iPhone 3GS
- Complete photo management (create albums, delete albums, delete photos, delete photo tags)
- Change your Profile Picture
- Like posts and photos
- See the same News Feed as the Facebook website
- Visit links in a built-in web browser
- Quickly call or text your friends
The new update completely upgrades the Facebook iPhone app
, still the #1 most popular application in the iTunes store
. And let’s be clear: this upgrade was absolutely essential. While Facebook
2.5 allowed you to browse your friends, update your status, check your notifications, and use Facebook Chat, that’s really all it could do.
One feature that users will be missing is Push Notifications, which we suspect will be rolled out in version 3.1
, which Hewitt is already working on. There will also be support for landscape mode in the upcoming release, and we may also see support for the ability to watch Facebook videos
from the phone (right now you can only upload them).