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Another day, another Facebook Beta update for Windows Phone 8

Facebook Beta

One good thing about betas is they tend to get a lot of updates. One bad thing about betas is they tend to get a lot of updates. See what happened there?

In this case, Facebook beta has graduated to the not so exciting number 5.0.2.2 with no changelog present. That means we can surmise it has “bug fixes and optimizations” aka the catch all for all app updates.

So now you can keep your WhatsApp update happy with your updated Facebook. Everyone wins!

Download v5.0.2.2 of Facebook Beta here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only. 

Via: Plaffo

QR: Facebook Beta

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Another day, another Facebook Beta update for Windows Phone 8

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I hate when you click on a picture, then return and it goes back to the top... DRIVES ME FREEKIN CRAZY AAAHHHHHHHH$@FSG@SD$%#@&%$%&**%%$❕❗❕❗❕❔❔❔❔❔❕⬆❕⬆❕⬆❗❗

Yea the 7.x are like the iPhone 4 and before because they aren't even gonna get the ios7 update. Windows is working hard to innovate and catch up so they can't always waste time to update the older versions if the work put in on them will be alot and wont really benefit much. Sorry bro I feel you but that's just how its gonna be man!

If we're comparing to the iPhone, then it should be pointed out that the iPhone 4 actually is getting iOS 7. It's just a very stripped down version that won't have quite a few of the features but still looks the same. I feel like WP 7.X is in a similar boat as it looks exactly like WP 8 but it doesn't have all the features.

No need to invest resources to create or make the app compatible to wp 7.x when we can just focus on the future. There's no easy way saying this but... "7.x" will eventually faze out

Sadly true, wp7 was basically pre-alpha state, then they scratched that and made wp8 with is their beta stage for the next WP update, aka release candidate stage.

That's true for me, as WP8 has many things to be fixed on. But the good news is, we, the WP8 users, can upgrade our devices to WP8.1 or maybe even WP9 to get a final or maybe a refined stage.

Do you really want a beta FB app for WP7.x?  I wouldn't!
 
Let them use the WP8 users as beta testers for the app first, then let them port the refined version to WP7.x.

Idk which one to use anymore. Obviously the non beta is more stable while the beta has more features (or it should).
I don't want to be a beta tester forever... Hmmm what to do?
Think I'll keep using the official fb app for now and have the beta there just incase...

Sorry this is off topic, but any news on whatsapp update? (runs away and hides after planting troll bait)

I don't understand why they won't add landscape mode when updating status and commenting... doesn't it make sense to be able to do that?

Am I the only one that wants this feature?

Seriously, that's one of many things I've mentioned on feedback.

My #1 is when I click to view a pic/post, then go back and effin refreshes and takes me back to the to post, leaving me with having to scroll down a million years to where I was. Effin efff!!!

It seems to have fixed the bug where notifications weren't clearing. More importantly, it allows you to unlike pages & unfriend people.

I think after receiving a ton of crash reports at the point if boot from me and bunch of others, they have finally fixed that ONE thing and nothing else.

I have no problem with notifications in the Beta version. The only problem I have with Facebook now is not even directly with it (the message built in app won't update correctly. It only shows the first thing the person sends me and that's all! I need to keep opening the app, and it's horrible to type there) 

I agree. I was very much on board with the beta until so many updates later that I'm at the point of not using fb on my 920 at all and just wait til I get to one of my pc's/laptops.

Seriously, withe the last two updates, they've made it impossible for me to even try to care at all.

Facebook chat doesn't work in people hub, and chat in thus app is a burden, what to do, and don't offer non official solutions, I hate them all

With a little more than 3mins of use, I already emailed 2 bug reports upon restarting the app becoz of crashes...

Yes, but its very spotty and not accurate to when it's posted. As a matter of fact, that's how the majority of toasts work on my 920. And I'm connected on LTE + WIFI 24/7!

I really hope gdr2 fixes all these issues. I'm only 7 months with this phone and there are many unresolved issues.

Off topic, but did anyone else's phones randomly crash today? Both my Lumia 920's just randomly shut off around the same time...

I hate the fact that notifications don't bring you to the group post that generated them. What's the point of getting notified if I can't find where it came from?

If you're talking about the ESPN app, then yes, I 100% agree. The rest is very spotty at getting toast.

What in particular are you experiencing?

I'm not falling into temptation. It's the third time that installing this app messes with the built-in chatting app.

I can assure you that this app cannot affect your built in messaging app. If the built in chat is broken from Facebook messaging (which I notice a fair bit as well) it's because of issues on Microsoft's live service which interacts with Facebook and delivers them to your phone as messages. Drop some feedback directly to MS if you're seeing problems

Yeah, I'm seeing a huge change in my battery charge capacity. Something's draining the battery and I'm suspecting it the beta.

The app isn't as smooth as i would like it to be but im not sure any fb app is! Weirdly it can be over sensitive to touch when scrolling and select a link without wanting to which can get annoying (htc8x)

What is the difference between this beta version and the proper version that was released a little while back? Seems this get little updates and the other doesn't...