Official Facebook app updated for Windows Phone 7.8 compatibility

The official Facebook app for Windows Phone, a source of both love and hate for some users, has received another update. Unfortunately it doesn’t bring with it many new changes, as far as we can tell, but for Windows Phone 7.8 users, you can now take advantage of the double-wide Tile.

Doublewide tile on Window Phone 7.8

We also have some reports of from those on Windows Phone 7.5 that the app “starts faster” but we all know how placebo effects can take hold here. As you can guess, there is no changelog with this update.

The version for Windows Phone 7.x is up to 2.8 and Windows Phone 8 users are still on version 4.1, meaning if you are on a new handset you won’t be getting this update. Windows Phone 7.x users can grab the update here in the Store.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.