Facebook on Monday updated its native iOS app with a new photo viewer button, as well as places and event improvements on the iPhone. You can grab the latest version now from Apple’s App Store.
The photo viewer button now lets you directly save and share photos. You can also set photos as your profile picture, though you’ll probably be doing that a little less frequently.
The next two updates are specifically for the iPhone. Facebook says it has improved Places editing when you’re checking in on Apple’s flagship device and improved the load times of Events. The former will only be useful for those who check in often but faster Events is likely a much-wanted improvement for all.
The full Facebook 6.1 for iOS changelog is as follows:
Photo viewer button lets you save, share or make profile picture.
Improved places editing when checking in on iPhone.
Events load faster on iPhone.
Interestingly, some iOS users are reporting that this Facebook update (or at least one that seems to have arrived at the same time) appears to feature a beta-looking icon. Furthermore, some say they are seeing the new News Feed. Given that this isn’t in the changelog, we think the two may be related.
Here’s the new News Feed:
We have contacted Facebook for more information. We will update this article if we hear back.
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