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  • Facebook for iOS Updated to Version 5.3


    There sure have been a large amount of Facebook updates for iOS lately. Facebook has been brought to version 5.3 this evening with major speed improvements to the News Feed and user Timelines. Facebook touts a completely re-built Timeline, which means that speed and stability will be noticeable in this update.

    The speedier Timelines should make it so that slight delay in speed when trying to load a user's profile will now be a thing of the past. With the faster News Feed, you will be able to see the latest things going on with your Facebook friends almost immediately after you open the application. It should also make scrolling a little smoother.

    Another new feature that has been included with the update is the ability to choose an album when uploading pictures. Now When uploading a picture, you will see a new Album button in the composition screen where you can add a Status Update to the picture this allows you to choose where the picture will end up when it is uploaded.

    Before this new picture uploading feature, you needed to actually go into an album and then choose to add pictures to that album when uploading, otherwise Facebook would automatically shove your pictures into a "Mobile Uploads" album. This might have come off as annoying, since many people try to keep their albums organized so they know where to find specific pictures in the future.

    The Facebook 5.3 update is available from the Updates tab in the App Store. Alternatively, users can download Facebook for free from this link.

    Sources: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook for iOS Updated to Version 5.3 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      Woopie!
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Does anyone know how to delete? Because now when you slide your finger it opens chat not the delete option
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Does anyone know how to delete? Because now when you slide your finger it opens chat not the delete option
      Tap and hold
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Does anyone know how to delete? Because now when you slide your finger it opens chat not the delete option
      Make sure you only slide on the post. Just did it and it worked for me.
    1. eortizr's Avatar
      eortizr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Does anyone know how to delete? Because now when you slide your finger it opens chat not the delete option
      To delete a post. Just 'tap' the 3 dots on the right top corner of the post. A menu will pop with the option to hide or delete

      Still unable to watch videos in landscape mode
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Anyone else having an issue with posted videos not rotating to landscape?

      Never mind, I now see the post above mine.....
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Since 5.1 i cant even open facebook no matter what it crashes once i open it....the app is such a pos
    1. tyroneworster's Avatar
      tyroneworster -
      Which new feature, they added in this update....
    1. Lysias55's Avatar
      Lysias55 -
      I can watch videos in landscape mode. Just have to disable screenlock orientation.
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      IDK, but I don't see any difference.
    1. TTGSteve's Avatar
      TTGSteve -
      They're shelling out a lot of updates. I just updated and I'm hoping there's major improvements speed-wise.
    1. HovikGas's Avatar
      HovikGas -
      Quote Originally Posted by xhazex9x View Post
      Since 5.1 i cant even open facebook no matter what it crashes once i open it....the app is such a pos
      Same here... It's ridiculous, I don't understand what the problem is. It can't be a jailbreak issue, because a few friends with jailbroken iPhones have no problems with the app... Gathering from the reviews on the app, there must be a lot of others experiencing it too... But c'mon, 4 different updates and you still can't iron out the bugs? That's ridiculous...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Seems to work absolutely fine on iOS 5.1.1, iOS 6.0, and iOS 6.0.1.
    1. Zachchilders's Avatar
      Zachchilders -
      I completely agree with your statement