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Facebook 3.0 storms the app store, our inbox

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:25PM EST

At this point even our Great Grandmothers are updating their Facebook statuses from 3.0, but just in case you haven’t yet heard… Facebook 3.0 for the iPhone went live in the App Store yesterday afternoon. While the number of tips emails we’ve received suggests everyone is already pretty well aware of this fact, we’re playing it safe. Changes:

  • See your upcoming Events and RSVP
  • See your friends’ birthdays
  • See Pages and post updates and photos to Pages you administer
  • Write Notes and read your friends’ Notes
  • Upload videos from an iPhone 3GS
  • Upload photos to any album
  • Complete photo management (create albums, delete albums, delete photos, delete photo tags)
  • Change your Profile Picture
  • Zoom into photos
  • Like posts and photos
  • See the same News Feed as the Facebook website
  • Visit links in a built-in web browser
  • See all of your friends’ friends and Pages
  • See mutual friends
  • Easily search for people and Pages
  • Make friend requests
  • Become a fan of Pages
  • Quickly call or text your friends
  • Create shortcuts to your favorite friends and Pages
  • Friends sorted by first or last name according to your settings
  • Chat friends sorted alphabetically

Quite a list indeed, though there are still a few items notably missing such as the ever-desired push notification support that is forthcoming in version 3.1. While we’re not the biggest Facebook fans in the world, we actually do like the new build of the app. One thing in particular — the way the app mimics the iPhone’s app layout with its friends/pages shortcuts is pretty cool. Bottom line: it’s easier than ever to communicate with, follow and/or stalk your friends, so you need to go snag it.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in

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Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.