Microsoft's Facebook Beta goes gold; official Facebook app bumped to version 5.0

Microsoft has continued to run the Facebook beta program over the last two months. You know, that new Facebook Beta app that keeps getting updated. The company has now announced that Facebook 5.0 for Windows Phone 8 is now available as a public release. If you've not been using the beta, you're in for a treat as this upgrade sports numerous improvements and new features that testers have been utilising for the past few months.

From the overhauled interface and improved navigation to high-resolution photo support and post sharing, the new Facebook is an official app to be proud of. You can download Facebook from the Windows Phone Store. If you're interested in checking out features before they hit the official app, be sure to check out the beta version (right QR code), and for those of you who have taken part in the beta, the journey continues.

Source: Windows Phone Blog; thanks, Jason, for the heads up!

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Rich Edmonds
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