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Facebook 3.0 storms the app store, our inbox

Zach Epstein
August 28th, 2009 at 1:47 PM

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 has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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