Official Facebook beta updates with bug fixes and more reliable notifications

Official Facebook beta updates with bug fixes and more reliable notifications

Facebook Beta was updated to version today, bringing along some performance improvements and the ubiquitous bug fixes. Users on the beta track for Facebook can enjoy faster and more reliable notifications, as well as suport for additional languages.

Check for your update or grab it from free from the Windows Phone Store.

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Official Facebook beta updates with bug fixes and more reliable notifications



Yeah, actually I want this feature too. But the first one need to come is the ability to see picture in comment.

yeah, i was thinking the same... though fb beta had an update today, sorry to say that this article is nonsense..

Am not trying to be funny but its always being updated and its always crap! It seems like the Facebook app is what the more experienced devs give to the 16 year old intern.

They mentioned at build that Rudy has been working with them on the lockscreen, they should just handover the facebook app to him to work on

1) the list of changes that you wrote is for v5.2 , this update was performance improvements
2) it is really faster!!

You can tag friends...you have to push the @ symbol and then start typing their name. You've been able to do that for a long time now.

I Always. ALWAYS answer with a gif. it's sad the app is so shitty i didn't even notice the feature is nor there.

Oh don't get me wrong, I hate iOS and Android both but their Facebook app is just better than ours. I just don't understand why we can't have the same features as theirs.

I wish Rudy Huyn had developed a version for us.... BTW I heard they're making a better app for WP8.1 that would work flawlessly.

Yeah that's what I've heard too so hopefully it's true. Rudy is a beast and I'm sure it would be an amazing app but it would be nice to have a great "official" app as well.

+520 but anyway Official apps always have a positive impact on the users and is also healthy for the ecosystem to grow..

I bet Jerry is now taking a bath on disinfectants for having come close to Microsoft stuff lol ;D

Dude, read the comments!! All you have to do is use the @ symbol and then start typing the name of the person you want to tag. We've been able to do this for awhile now.

I've yet to receive a toast about someone liking or commenting on my posts!

JDB for Facebook always gives me them though. B)

That's because via background notifications it goes to facebook and directly asks if there is any notifications. It is more reliable this way, but limited to every 20 minutes. The other way (push used by official app) delivery will depend on a lot of other factors, even your connection state(not facebook's problem), that's the reason people complain a lot. I stick to JDB, 20 mins delay even reduces stress and distraction rate :)

Haven't seen no one else saying it, so I will;

Your articles in overall has degraded on both quality and credibility from a journalistic approach. You took the easy way and choose blogging. Daniel Rubino when he first replied to criticisms had taken a noble stand but later the poll must have put some pressure on him to change his earlier stand. So, yeah.

I like that they keep updating this app, but in comparison to the Android and iPhone version, it just doesn't look or feel as good. It doesn't show posts from 3rd party services like Foursquare. It also lacks the large bold images attached to articles. In short, while effective, it just isn't as pretty as the other two. Windows phone may get apps a bit later, but outside of Instagram and Facebook, usually the apps are visually more appealing than their iOS and android counterparts

No, the changes were copy + pasted from the description on the store, which hasn't been updated in several versions.


- Startup faster
- Loading news feed faster
- Scrolling performance a little bit better, but not perfect.

Keep updating.


Not hating on anyone, but I don't have a Facebook account. This is therefore the first time I have bothered to go in to the articles. But is this some permanent beta? It seems to have been in beta for years. I keep seeing posts like this one weekly. Are there two versions, a working one and a "beta" less stable build, where they try out new stuff?

Just "seems" like many years old. I obviously do not follow them too closely to know the start date. Just see bug fixes weekly, couldn't understand why it was taking so long.

Basically the Beta is kept around as the "bleeding edge" version, which is updated often. Patches deemed stable in the beta are eventually rolled out to the non-beta version.

The Facebook app is such a piece of junk.... It is so bad. Time stamps are never right and its delayed. Very frustrating. Makes me not want to move to WP.

For uploading something I use always the html 5 browser. It has quick and minimum steps. I use fb wall for just the sake of it coz I have a habit

which facebook app is better?i'm using facebook not facebook beta (this version)..which one is faster or better???

Can anyone actually tell me why there is a beta and a non-beta facebook app? I just don't get it. I'm using the non-beta version. Is the beta actually better? They updating both versions sometimes... so why the hell we have two versions of it?

How come I dont see friends when they change their profile picture on the news feed?  This hasnt been implemented yet?