FacebookFacebook has updated its iOS app with a faster news feed and a rebuilt timeline, all in the name of speed.

Back in August, the company released a completely rewritten iOS app, foregoing the HTML5-based app that was available previously.

What's new

- Post your photos to albums and enjoy a speedier app.
- You can now choose an album when uploading photos
- News feed loads more quickly
- Completely rebuilt timeline opens faster on your iPhone

Facebook is a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Risco Avatar
125 months ago
People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.

Oh for goodness sake, you only share what you want to share. You can make your profile as public or private as you want.....
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlgolson Avatar
125 months ago
People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.

Yeah, more than a billion people actually.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
whcchief Avatar
125 months ago
All those slamming facebook for privacy concerns.

Number 1 rule - if it's private, DON'T SHARE IT! Simple.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applesith Avatar
125 months ago
People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.

Poor you.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coltman75 Avatar
125 months ago
Doesn't mean they're all active though.
In October, Facebook announced that they had 1.01 Billion active monthly users and 584 million active daily users.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pgiguere1 Avatar
125 months ago
How about a cover image/photo that is larger than 851 pixels wide?

Low resolution is so last year...
So last year? The vast majority of laptops sold this year have a resolution of 1366x768. Facebook is designed so that everything fits perfectly in that resolution and that there's room left for the timeline year indicator and the chat sidebar on the right side with enough spacing that it doesn't feel totally cramped.

Facebook has to have their target demographic in mind. The average Windows laptop sold this year cost $507 (http://blog.laptopmag.com/the-average-pc-laptop-cost-507-in-march) so it's not exactly surprising that high resolutions on laptops are pretty rare.

Sometimes it's hard not to have a distorted vision of the average technology when you often visit Apple websites where everyone seems to be buying high-end hardware, but most people don't. Even a resolution like 1440x900 is above average on laptops. In fact, even 1024x768 is still more in use than 1440x900 and above.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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