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Facebook Beta updated for Windows Phone. Brings support for more languages

Facebook Beta

Is it just us or is the Facebook Beta getting updated nearly every week? It might not just be us, because it looks like it has been receiving an update roughly every seven days the past few weeks. Let’s hope this progress keeps on going.

We last saw Facebook Beta updated last week, that update didn’t state anything was new. But after you all updated we learned that the app had gone through some localization for various regions by picking up support for many languages. It looks like this latest update, version 5.1.0.5, is more of the same. It lists performance improvements, bug fixes, and localization for more languages. What’s interesting, is that it says this update is for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users.

It was just a little over three weeks ago that the Facebook Beta was updated to include Windows Phone 7.x users. So it’s nice to see the development team continuing development for both versions.

Notice any performance boosts or fixes for annoying bugs you had? Sound off below. Don’t forget to tell us (and others) if Facebook has been localized for your language.

Live life on the edge? Then you want the Facebook Beta for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8. It’s free and available in the Windows Phone Store. You can also use the QR code below or swipe to the right in our app to download it.

Thanks for the tip Sebastian and everyone!

QR: Facebook Beta

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Facebook Beta updated for Windows Phone. Brings support for more languages

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They still haven't added a Texas Dialect language version yet, have they?  It keeps telling me "fixinta" isn't a word.

Its a tiny bit faster which is great, its faster than Facebook on an iPhone 4 but the problem has not been fixed about if you put your phone to sleep and turn it back on, it goes blank. Running on Nokia 822 GDR2

Fb is bs on windows phone, man i even get jealous sometimes when i see my brother's fb app on his android, the performance and the main UI is so much better than this one

I don't get what peoples problem is with this version. It's identical to the others (yes, I use iOS and Android versions too). I don't really have any problems with any version.

I guess it depends on what phone you're using. Friends with the S4 say it's so fast and smooth but on my mid-range Android is equal or worse than on my HTC 8x.

Nice, Im loving the support and I really dont like the new Facebook on ios7, just hope the notifications get fixed 100% soon. Twitter has absolutely perfect toasts, dont know why FB cant?

Hell no!!UI is totally different with controls at the bottom.And also flatter to match up iOS flat UI.

That's understandable.. I'm sure WP9 would slow a 920 down a bit as well.. Maybe not.. Who knows... I know it works great on the iPhone 5 though.

WP9 works great on the iPhone 5?! Who would put a future WP OS on an iFruit? Err, iPhone... Too much GTA V.

Lol❗.. I can see how my wording could mean that, but you better be fooling around because you should know what I mean...

I have an idea..... The entire Facebook Beta team spends 100% of their time working on the notifications issue only for the next update then fix everything else after that issue has been resolved. Does this make sense to everyone else?

Sounds like a plan to me❗❗❗❗❗
We need to be proactive.. Everyone send FB some feedback regarding this TODAY❗

Get some coffee before posting man. iOS and android also have problems. Some WP work just fine. WP Central has posted on this several times.

I had a pumpkin spice latte an hour before I posted this ;). Oh and btw, I just got a notification for a comment that was posted 2 hours ago SMH!

That is a good choice for coffee. I do feel for you as I get notifications with in one minute of the post. The funny thing is they are delayed if I even get them on my galaxy tab.

Everytime i open the facebook app, it seems its fighting itself to function properly .. its fancy and everything maybe .. but when i need to do anything on facebook i use the touch website through IE .... and as long as i find the browser version much faster than the app itself .. the app will always look useless to me .. sorry about the hard comment, please make it better ... at least fix the notifications .. hope i am not alone who feel this

In a very rare situation,I got the update notification on my store icon before wpcentral! :)

It's fast around the news feed but still very slow when getting into your messages and back out. A noticeable delay when pressing back whilst in your messages.

I still want it to sort friends by last name and then first name. I see no point in sorting the entire list by first name

There is still no notif and stickers are not supported as well..hope these will be addressed in next update..

The problem I have is my push notifications come through so slow then all at once, if at all. Tile count doesn't work, either.

Its weird! after the update, the toast notification has been showing up even after i cleared unread notifications..

Is it so hard for WP8 Team to work on main things which matter to us? Like stickers,notifications issue,chat problem? Frustrated man.. We have been waiting and waiting on and on...

The non-beta, or whatever you call it, was updated just a few weeks ago.
It will probably be updated again within the next couple if weeks.

This update is a step backwards for me. The app now takes twice as long as the old version to open. Going to uninstall then reinstall to see if that fixes it.

App is still USELESS. HALF OF THE POSTS NOT SHOWING. Compare your wall or any timeline to the mobile/desktop website version and you'll see the app shows only 70% or so. Most of you don't even notice you're missing a lot of posts! WHEN THE FUCK IS THIS FIXED? There is not a single bug or feature that has a higher priority over this! This is facebook's most basic function, showing you the stuff!!
I'm getting really pissed, waiting for months now. 

Comparing my news feed on this app, the website on phone and website on the computer, I found no missing posts on the phone - they were in a different order on all three though. One post on the phone's web browser was 2nd on my feed, but 10th or so in the app.
Ironically, I had a post in the app that was no where to be found in the phone's web browser.
However, I bet that if you cuss and act a fool in the comments section of a news site everything will get fixed.

I really want a Lumia, anyone know if this facebook app accept to PIN the messages section as "facebook messenger" to the screen?
 
And if it support the big facebook emoticons

Pretty much all this app needs is notifications within a timely manner. Timely would be 1-2 minutes rather than the 30minutes to 3-4 days we have been getting. Then repeating all the notifications like every day from the past few days. I have been using the JDB for Facebook Pro which is really performance wise much much better than Facebook Beta is right now.

Before this update, I had installed Facebook Beta, guess what I got? Everytime I would like to upload image, it said, "your upload could not be posted at this time". Is it they call it update? Still not get the newer update Facebook published by Microsoft even is better than Facebook Beta.

Still can't comment or Admin a page in your Admin role. Poor.
Those page that  I admin have no profile pic either just a ? in a square.
Notifications don't clear from live tile either.

It is still very slow in opening comments of every post. Sometimes, the app is not even responding to the Back button. Is such a big difference between this and the Android version. Can MS pelase buck up? This is the only fully functional Facebook app on Windows Phone beside the crippled People Hub.

Since I updated it on my sammy focus on 7.8 it takes forever to open then it's super slow and the red banner that says there was an issue comes up 90% of the time

STILL getting day old toast notifications how hard is this to fix?? No notifications arriving properly I will keep downloading this and deleting until they get it right.

Does anyone know what is the difference between facebook and facebook beta?
I am not getting notifications with facebook app at all.