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  • Facebook 6.1 Released With Enhanced Photo Viewer, Improved Speed, and More


    Those rocking the Facebook application on their iOS device(s) can head over to the App Store right now to download an updated version of the application, which is now version 6.1. The update was released Monday afternoon.

    In today's update, Facebook has improved the usability of the Photo Viewer, adding options to save the photo, share the photo, or make the photo a profile picture. These features stack upon the existing Like feature, comment feature, and others that have been in the iOS Facebook application for some time now.

    In addition, Facebook has made it easier to edit information when checking into places via the Facebook application for iOS, and has made it so Events load much faster on the iPhone.

    Notably, Facebook also appears to have changed the application icon in this update. It looks like a blueprint:



    The Facebook application update is available for all existing users in the App Store’s Updates tab; alternatively, users can download the latest version of Facebook for iOS via this App Store link.

    Sources: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook 6.1 Released With Enhanced Photo Viewer, Improved Speed, and More started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. rampagebegins's Avatar
      rampagebegins -
      ..annd this app is completely useless for me now.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      My icon hasn't changed...
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      My icon hasn't changed...
      They pushed another update, listed as 6.1.1. It changed the icon back to pre-6.1. That's why your icon never changed.
      ADDENDUM: Haven't updated my iPad to version 6.1.1 and took a look at the info plist. The icon 6.1 had was the 'in-house' icon they use when they are internally testing the app, it appears. The 'normal' icons are in the app bundle still but they weren't used by accident. That makes sense for them to remove the 'in-house' icons and change the icons that show to be the 'normal' ones. But they can be saved for future use... ;-)

      I was having problems on my devices on 6.1 earlier today where it would randomly crash when switching between news feeds and friends (lists') feeds, or to switch between most recent and top stories. I hope this update fixed that. I haven't checked since I have no ability to use FB right now.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      thank god they changed the icon back. the new one was butt ugly.
    1. Albort's Avatar
      Albort -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      thank god they changed the icon back. the new one was butt ugly.
      still stuck on the ugly icon with no updates in app store.
    1. yearoftherat's Avatar
      yearoftherat -
      Still no landscape mode for the iphone..and correct me if I'm wrong but you still can't edit posts after you've posted them..
    1. ProTeamOtto's Avatar
      ProTeamOtto -
      Same icon thing happened a few months back with the fb messenger app.. I guess they just forgot to turn that layer off while rendering the icon img..
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      agree with yearoftherat!! No landscape yet... Wth is the deal???? android has landscape according to my buddy. Is facebook like anti landscape against iOS? LOL
    1. markkievelli's Avatar
      markkievelli -
      My icon did'nt change eighter...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Facebook just launched an update to version 6.1.1 which returns the Facebook icon to normal.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by ProTeamOtto View Post
      Same icon thing happened a few months back with the fb messenger app.
      I noticed that too. I don't get having separate icons for development.
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Is it just me or did anyone notice that icon they first did has a "flat" look to it? Kinda like iOS 7 is supposed to be.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by BoostedEvoIX View Post
      Is it just me or did anyone notice that icon they first did has a "flat" look to it? Kinda like iOS 7 is supposed to be.
      It's just the developer icon. You can tell by the blueprint design.
    1. EdgarBasilio's Avatar
      EdgarBasilio -
      stick with 6.1 icon its new and way cooler then that other old shiitty looking icon
    1. Reymago23's Avatar
      Reymago23 -
      and another useless update!
    1. schtozo's Avatar
      schtozo -
      I have downloaded fb6.1.1 on ip5 6.1 and the app is randomly crashing. It doesnt stay open for more than 2 minutes... However if i put the device on safe mode it works perfectly.. So i guess there is a conflict with a jailbreak app or tweak!