APP OF THE DAY: New Facebook iOS app loads faster and looks slicker



Facebook has launched a new version of its iOS app this week, which it promises will load faster, look better and provide users with a more reliable mobile experience.

The new version of the app, Facebook 5.0, is twice as fast as the older iteration when it comes to everything from scrolling through your news feed to opening photos.

Zuckerberg took to his page yesterday to show off the new app and wrote:

“We just released a new Facebook app for iPhone and iPad and it’s a lot faster. Our team completely rewrote it from the ground up to focus on speed. It’s a big step forward.”

A Facebook rep spoke to the All Facebook blog and said:

“We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up, so now the app opens much faster, and your news feed and notifications load right when you open Facebook.

“As you scroll down your news feed, all of your friends’ stories appear faster than ever. A banner lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates.

“Tap on any photo and it opens right away. Pull down to close it with a single swipe.”

If you don’t already have the app (we secretly envy your life), then you can download it via iTunes for free. However, we imagine most of you will just need to check your updates to make sure you have the newest, fastest and shiniest version.

[Via Shiny Shiny]
Becca Caddy
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