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Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets updated

What better way to start off the morning than with an update for the official Facebook app? And we’re not talking about the beta one either, but the full-fledged version that usually lags behind the beta by a few weeks. Indeed, the last time it was updated was in July so it’s about due for its 30-day fix up.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a changelog listed in the app description, though if we had to venture to guess it includes some of those beta features introduced last week, though evidently not multiple image support (we'll update this post if we note any changes). Will it fix issues people are having? We hope so, because despite all the improvements the last few Store reviews have been abysmal. 

Regardless, if you’ve been having problems with the official Facebook app and aren’t keen on using the Beta, then you can grab version 5.0.3.0 here in the Store (if you do want to live on the edge of your seat, here’s the Beta link). It’s still Windows Phone 8 only and nope, we have no idea where that Windows Phone 7.x beta is, despite it reportedly coming out this month.

Update: Oddly enough, version 5.0.3 has been on the Store already yet the "updated date" now reads for today. We're unsure if this is a minor fix or just a Store error.

Update 2: When not logged into the Windows Phone Store, it does list 5.0.3 for Windows Phone 7.x, though it is currently not live. What we could be seeing is the Store live pushing out the update to their servers. Stay tuned.

Update 3: Sorry folks, no Windows Phone 7.x version inbound as far as we can tell.

Via: Windows Phone Apps

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Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets updated

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Obligatory, asking about something that was already mentioned in the article, just to piss off Daniel and start him on his rant about people not reading the article first.

Obligatory phablet is fake and an added: Nokia please make a phone with full Windows 8 pro for $35 and tell at&t to suck it comment

Is it possible for wpos to randomly update apps once in a while? My Facebook app was already updated when I checked after reading the forums

Same, I have noticed lately that my apps are updated before it appears on here. I haven't updated Facebook for quite some time.

I agree; I uninstalled the "real" version and only use Beta now.  It really is nice compared to most Betas that have issues with crashing, etc.

I have crashing issues with Beta. Not as bad as the official Android but it's there. Randomly closes. So went back to this official one. Meh, it's a breeze going back and forth whenever a new update comes out. haha.

Previous Facebook betas never crashed on my 920, but this one does crash a lot, I think it is because of the new features that we are testing (sending images, minor UI changes...)

Looks like there is a new weather icon and a whole lot of bugs.  Wow!  Honestly, I've started using Bing Weather because it works just as well.  The only reason Accuweather is on my phone is because I was hoping for an update that would bring some significant changes.  Looks like it may not last on my phone much longer.  

You have the Nokia version or accuweather version? I have the one by accuweather and didn't get an update.

Evidently, it was the Nokia version.  I don't know how I managed to get that considering when I do a search in the store I can only find one version.  Oh well.  I just deleted it.

Hmmm not sure last time I updated but I been had 5.0.3 I got excited and thought it caught up to the Beta version

Reading this article, I have checked version I have installed 14 days ago and it already is 5.0.3.0 (I know nothing about betas, its from official Store). But when I look into Store, there is today date of latest update. WTF? Is FB app updating itself without asking or what?

Mine shows as version 2.9.1.0 from 2010  on my NL900 and no one can confirm that the 7.x version is live

I updated the post. It's definitely not live and no announcement has been made, but I see what you are talking about.

Official Windows Phone Store site always shows the same version of Facebook app for WP8 and WP7.5 when you're not logged in (I was checking it several times before this post and it still looks the same - app version: 5.0.3.0., works with: WP8 and WP7.5).

You was right. The news are fake. I just checked un-logged the skype on windowsphone.com. It DOES say v2.9.0.129 and it DOES say Works with Windows Phone 7.5 but we both know that this version will never be on WP7.

Conclusion: when not logged, the site displays the latest version of an app but not necessarely for both 7.5 and 8. => fake news

Definitely not a junk site. I read WMPowerUser along with WPCentral. Plenty of times they have information way before WPCentral. Or even information that is not even brough up here.
 
The opposite is also true. So I am glad there are choices.

It's true that WMPU usually has stories first. I also visit it several times a day. Having said that, they're usually not fact checked and often filled with subjective opinions... They're more the quantity over quality type. Still like 'em.

Ok so I'm not tripping either cause I don't have any update button and it says its already running the latest version.

Except mine still does that damned auto-refresh thing and scrolls back to the top of the newsfeed. I HATE THAT!!!

News? My FB app is already 5.0.3.0 and I am pretty sure last update was several weeks ago. Maybe the update time in Windows Store confuses WPcentral.

Two things I've noticed with this app is that my update when you swipe right only shows an update made from the app itself. As I last updated my status a week ago on the app (as I use the Me hub normally) it's out of date.
Also I can't add comments on pages I admin as the page itself, only me - is that right?

Nokia Smart Cam also states 29.08 as a last update but can't update manually. Must be temporary...

that awkward moment when you realize that your Windows Phone stopped receiving software updates at 7.5 *hides head in shame*

installed the official app but Facebook Beta is better for me... i grew too fond of that small round notification button in the beta which is not yet implemented in the official app

So, is it better than the beta version now? Just wanna make sure before I do something stupid...

It wouldn't "really" make sense that the official app would get the update. Rather that a beta version of Facebook would become available on 7.x (as Belfiore mentioned).

Still I'd love to see the official app receive the update too, to make the experience more complete.

He will probably make an announcement on his twitter feed or someone will on the Windows Phone Blog when they fix their servers talking to each other.

Is it just me or are you blocked from saving Facebook photos to your Windows Phone 7 handset in the official Facebook app? This is the only thing keeping from using that app instead of going to Facebook with the Internet browser. Help!

So I checked and apparently the update has been available for a while now, because I wasn't prompted to update, and the version number on my Facebook app is 5.0.3.0. Must be a store issue.

Why the hell does it take Huyn just a few months to write great apps, but take the whole team at MSFT AGESSSSS to write just a decent app?

Joe Belfiore just confirmed the app has just been submited by microsoft in the Marketplace and will be launched soon. HOORRAY wp7.x users !

cannot upload photos available in memory card using the official facebook app. every time i try the same, the app gets closed automatically.