Facebook Beta picks up another small update

Facebook Beta

Still holding out for a better Facebook experience on Windows Phone? The team behind the Facebook app hears you loud and clear. Another update to Facebook Beta has been pushed to the Windows Phone Store. This marks the third update to the app so far in 2014.

Facebook Beta was last updated earlier this month. That update brought the app to version Today we’re looking at version Again, another small update with no visible changelog. We’re not seeing any changes or improvements off the bat, but if you do let us know below in the comments.

You can grab Facebook Beta in the Windows Phone Store

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Sam Sabri says:

So fast. Much speed. Small update. Wow.

Pete Almanza says:

Very meme. So 2013. Wow. 


link1873 says:

If I could tip here I would lol

jojoe42 says:

I just scroll through the comments and wait for a post like this to appear on every app post... :P

This is so fast, but still not as fast as me in... Oh wait, never mind.

The fastest its ever been

sahib lopez says:

its faster than the speed of light!!! >:)

U were faster than me :(

Slim Makay says:

Satya Nandella????

No one can be faster than you, Mr Nadella.You are the best.

lemonsteveo says:

Seriously though, the page transitions do seem faster, is it a different animation or something?

wpgeek820 says:

I dont think its a different animation. But its just that everytthing is faster, Even the content load. A good update, this.

wpguy says:

Can confirm. Definitely faster on my 925

Martsicky says:

its definitely faster on start up

vkelkar says:

Yes definitely faster

smogg9 says:

somebody should kill this crappy app, its embarrassing 

TJWINS says:

I'm hoping after WP8.1 is released that Facebook Inc will port over the Windows 8.1 app to WP.

Really? I can't say im a fan, I usually get frustrated with it and use the website.

scdkad says:

Definitely embarrassing in that it is almost exactly like the Android version. Why is that? What's the matter with a more Metro style version?

We had that remember? This app replaced it.

mrdeeds_72 says:

All they had to do is improve and build on that app imo. Now IOS is going to more that style.

I like the UI better than the old version, but I feel the app is inferior to the ios and android versions.

morpheus1982 says:

Facebook want the same user experience across all platforms. We have been through all this already. Get over it!

scdkad says:

I don't recall "having been through this already". 

Moving on.. Got another question. Are the iOS and android versions still getting weekly updates? 

It was a topic of discussion all last Summer.

afgzee says:

the android beta versions get as much as 4 updates a week yet we have to wait a month or more for  tiny update. Microsoft is a joke when it comes to Facebook app. 3 years later and we've not seen much improvement.


Have they fixed the notifications bug that got bugged up in the last 2 releases?

kurtd says:

It still opens my bleeping browser when I click on some page notifications. What a POS.

vijax21 says:

Facebook app on iPhone isn't fast either agree that WP fb app must be the slowest among all fb mobile clients. I prefer to use Facebook through IE on my WP

Amran Nagal says:

Also most of the time feed from my friends timelines never shows up in the news feed.
Its only shows posts from the pages I have liked.

mtimbs says:

Just crashes whenever i press my notifications it half loads then crashes

Sam Sabri says:

Sounds like a killer update to the beta! HAHA Get it..killler...ok I'll go to bed now

Zulfigar says:

Yeah... You killed it ;)

spectre51 says:

Yep seeing the same thing. Loads of crashes when viewing notifications or tapping view more on long posts.

Aero_Smash says:

Feems Saster...

Se siente rápido de verdad

PBLNS says:

Increiblemente rápido de hecho!

89caps says:

Seriously it is. 1) Loads faster 2) goes to latest post immediately instead of giving the '10+' bubble. 3) Don't have to click the bubble multiple times to go to the top

This app is very slow and unresponsive. I prefer the people hub to access my timeline

OsamaAdam98 says:

I don't like riding my slow horse either, I prefer riding my dog.

TheSnapDude says:

If they could allow posting pictures in the messaging integration on WP8 then this app would be useless

Facebook Messenger, just "weeks" from release.

TheSnapDude says:

I mean the integration we use now with the messaging app on the phone.  Not FB Messenger

Right, I understand.
I was just bringing up FB Messenger because I'm sure it will support pictures & such.

i think they will wait for windows phone 8.1 to release this app.

why would do release it if they had to update it and make it more reliable using wp8.1

Pratik Mehta says:

Shld i update this "killer" update?

Aashish13 says:

If fb integration wont be there then we have to be rely on this fb app?

James8561 says:

It actually is faster. Boot up and overall app performance is greatly improved

duraz0rz says:

Wow, no kidding. I started it up for the first time after updating and I barely see the splash screen any more. Pre-update, it would chill for a good half second or so before landing on my feed.

I'm on a Lumia Icon.

ortizang says:

People always say it seems faster. Honestly I prefer the official one!

Sgele says:

Still 3rd party. Cannot see certain friends updates, due to their privacy settings, while the native Android/iOS apps do show the same updates. :(

aehhaeh says:

You don't like the app because your friends blocked you and you can't see them? =]

Not really. App has this problem. Never I have could see any fb status of my friend via app.

Sgele says:

Didnt I just say I can see their posts on other platforms? Assclown.

aehhaeh says:

Relax, Cliff. I was playin

3rd party? Microsoft isn't making this alone, Facebook is involved too.

Source? You're on the source right now.
I'm not going back through 6+ months of WPC articles for you, but it's there.
I would suggest looking at WPC articles on Facebook Beta from July/August 2013. Good luck.

Carlos RJ says:

Forced seems faster comment.

LOL...My stomach aches from the expected 'seems faster' comments.

Jacob Heston says:

Usain Bolt isn't even this fast!

After this update when i open notification the app crushes and exits.. Need a serious update..

Winnabe says:

I mean MSFT can not get any more patronizing than this. The app works crap, is very frustrating. Is this the best MSFT can do and pass off for the best FB experience on a phone??

tertitten74 says:

I just don't get why ms doesn't put they're effort into making the hub real outstanding. Why this halfassed fb app when they could make the hub so good that it would trademark Windows phone?

Possibly because of constant changes APIs?

Neo Nuke says:

Click the like thumb on a comment now and it shows ya who likes it.

KQ17 says:

It was already the case

Dante X says:

Why is so hard for them to release a proper update and not just "bug fixes" ugh!!

I know, its got to be extremely easy. You should fix it for them.

Dante X says:

I would, if they pay me.

WishuKaiser says:

Or you just make your own App, sell it for 2 bucks and become rich.

scdkad says:

Pretty sure the Android version isn't being "fixed" and "updated" on an almost weekly basis. Strange that this has been going on for so long.

afgzee says:

the android beta version gets as much as 4 updates a week usually 3 yet we get one monthly with "bug fixes"

QilleRz says:

Just uninstalled the beta days ago to change using the official version cause seeing the difference in version number. Now it just updated. Oh lol. Anyway keep up the good update dude.

The beta should always be ahead of the non-beta, regardless of version #.

rath79 says:

Can actually post on a managed page as the page instead of as me, not sure if that's new in this update or previous one,

Also is heaps faster ;)

I noticed that last week, so it must be from a past update.


What is the difference between this Facebook beta and the other Facebook app in the app store by Microsoft
Is just who its made by?
I can only assume that the beta one is the official version and the MS on is the top knock off?

No, both apps are made in collaboration between Facebook and Microsoft.
The beta app is just to test new features before they are added to the non-beta.

afgzee says:

i dont believe this app has anything to do with Facebook or it wouldn't act as a 3rd party app.

Is this worth downloading? Or are there more problems?

I just use the Me Tile :3 n the people hub n default messenger for all my fb needs...d thing i luv abt me tile is dt posting an update thru it says 'via windows phone' at d end...wich i luved bragging about,i its sad dt it vl b no more in wp8.1 :/:'(

Kashyapjani says:

Hey, it will still be there. FB integration isn't going away in 8.1. You can still be sad about twitter, Linkedin and others .

rain620 says:

Not updating to this because afraid of the crashes that you comment about.

braandon says:


Here,in India,most used 2G...so dis app is of no use :/ coz it take years to load data..n mostly it juz doesn't load it saying Trouble fetching data'

braandon says:

Works perfectly on my 920 :) actually is faster!

drozdpatrick says:

Here comes Facebook!

mikroland says:

They need to stop lollygagging around and actually make it on par with other platforms in both features and especially performance....

Kashyapjani says:

Why did I think of Skyrim after reading your comment?

I used to be an adventurer like you... wait, maybe that was a different game.

Kashyapjani says:

Let me guess, someone stole your sweetroll?

Right after I took an arrow to the knee.

mr toes says:

I'd be a lot warmer and a lot happier with a bellyful of mead

Why ! on evey facebook update post the first comment is always "its faster" seems faster


Martsicky says:

its a common joke here ;-)

colinkiama says:

It starts up fast but it shows how featureless the app is LOL

chmun77 says:

OMG~ Is freaking fast now! So fast that latest news feed actually shot out of the screen, and I need to press on the +10 tiny button in order to catch up with the news!! Wow!! Impressive MS! Keep up the darn good work!

PureView says:

Still a piece of shit.

hs k says:

Did it fix the late notifications thing? Earlier it was getting delayed by an hour or so. Moreover why arent the viewing option between the computer and the app synched? I have to clear notifications manually over the phone and the pc. :(

XSportSeeker says:

It's actually filtering my news feed as it should!!..... is what I would've liked to post one of these days.

scrabble111 says:

Still getting the "were having trouble getting data" in the notifications -____-

Protrek says:

Seems like in Norway we get verson 3xx still.. I got a 920 black.. Its been an issue a long time. Need to set phone to USA language to get the verson 5xx.

Kashyapjani says:

Microsoft is racist lol

rafsal1819 says:

Anyone noticed if u want read a big article u have to click "See more" button twice and after that it's opening in Browser. Y we can't read in same app??

Bryan Suazo says:

Thanks but no thanks, this App is not good enough... People hub is so much reliable even though it doesn't have all the functions

birgs says:

I can't upload photo on page or groups comments.

aerosmillie says:

Notifications work. Its fast enough. What's the problem? ( 'see more' on posts takes you to ie which isn't good)

This app is a disgrace, I only use it to upload pics to groups or send pics via messaging

Erving Velez says:

The app is faster. The splash screen disappears very quickly. Before it used to take 2-3 secs until,your feed was displayed. Nice little update.

anandv427 says:

Still not a better time line only liked pages no friends activity are shown thats irritating.....

Nankom says:

Have you tried changing the settings of the newsfeed from most relevant posts to newest posts? That should fix that.

mrvhin1216 says:

I was the one who tipped this. Mentioned this on Nokia Camera Beta update article. :)

Azurus says:

The UI they used is fine but the bullshit in the app itself is too damn high

crise says:

I'll keep repeating this because it seems nobody is hearing or noticing this, while I'm screaming it over the whole internet for a year.
As far is this issue is there, the app is useless, no matter how fast it is.
People, please start complaining about this issue, all you people ever talk about in Facebook comments is the god damn speed. Omfg!!!!

Nankom says:

Have you tried changing the settings of the newsfeeds? The same happened to me because it was set as show relevant posts and when I changed it to newest posts that was solved in my case. :S

crise says:

No, it is not the settings, and no, it hasn't been fixed for you. You are missing updates guaranteed. You'll notice once you compare to the website.

yosagojimbo says:

Still can't see photo albums in groups

Whenever an update comes for fb app on WP... All comment..."seems faster".. I dont think so... It is faster only on 3g...as always... I want better support for 2g..

What? You want fb to improve your 2G speed?

Excuse me... I din ask fb to increase my 2g speed... I asked better support for fb on a 2g network..

Talk4Lig says:

Shit the fuck up bitch.

Nankom says:

It really seems faster hahahaha. Well, now seriously, when I try to open a post with a link in the notification area it suddenly closes. Does anyone else have this problem?

DarwinPurol says:

Dang, FB beta, till when it to end beta? Instagram beta, a lot of beta, took so long to be in beta.

Marco Gomes1 says:

You know there's a non beta version of the app, right?

DarwinPurol says:

Yup and either they have non beta version, beta still exist and keeps updating.

01mggt says:

The only problem I have been having with this app for a while is that I can post something and I won't show in the app on my timeline for like 24 hours. But shows up in any other app. Hopefully its fixed now?

Dadstar0410 says:

I'm proud to announce that I am the first person to post "Seems faster" on the FB Beta reviews. I'm so happy, couldn't have done this without you guys!

nocta says:

The awkward moment when Nokia X has a better Facebook app than Nokia Lumia 1520

Simb3 says:

I'm having more crashes after this update (920/Lumia Black)

sqlchicken says:

On load from close it now automatically jumps you to top of feed without having to hit arrow. Also noticeably faster load time.

Marco Gomes1 says:

If they could get that "booklet" app to work properly I wouldn't use Facebook ever. Until then...

monymouli says:

It made the Facebook app a lot faster than before

armyvet66629 says:

I have the Facebook 2.7 xap if any dev wants to work and improve on that version.......

armyvet66629 says:

The 2.7 was the last version to sport our metro design before Zuckerman threw a fit about it

jmagwp says:

It does seem faster, honestly. The slowness has always been my biggest complaint, if you can call it a complaint.

Montpbm says:

It's definitely faster

Jack Janik says:

Still sucks big balls.

deloa84 says:

You like to suck big balls whaaaatt?!?!

plasmid_uk says:

Notifications actually now appear when opening the app and when pressing the "back"button it's actually quite quick. An impressive update compared to the other placebo updates.

bahamut443 says:

Scrolling and swiping is now silky smooth on my L928. Back button is now a bit faster too.

tommy_vee says:

Support for Landscape viewing would be nice. Now that would be an update! 

lkwah says:

Click on see more is no longer open in IE

detben says:

Ugh. Mine has crashed like 4 times since I updated it.

danmorrissey says:

I'm glad this app is getting semi regular updates. Nice you can now update Pages, although it's only with text statuses at the moment... The only feature I'm really missing though is the rich status updates "is feeling..." etc, and I particularly like the "is watching...." when checking in at cinemas like my iOS loving friends have... Nearly there. Nearly!

MrVol84 says:

This one does actually seem faster though! Lol no lie..

TJWINS says:

With this update you can now see todays posts on friends timelines. Before there was a major delay

ptsh says:

Y my existing Facebook app still remain in my App List ?? i m using 1520 !!


marky_yo says:

Its weird the last beta update was horrible on my 1520, this one so far seems much better when it comes to notifications!  I have been receiving them right away!  No issues!  Very very buggy app! 

plotk1n says:

Hey guys,

Sorry for offtop, but someone knows something about App in the Air for Windows Phone? I'm new in WP and on iOS I'm using App in the Air as a flying assistant. What about WP?

ajftl says:

Seems even more outdated so behind bebebebebebehindddd

jojoe42 says:

They fixed a glitch where you couldn't see posts in notifications and it said "we're having trouble getting data"

cybermoose89 says:

It keeps closing now when you go to look at notifications and not just mine few i know are getting this problem

DarrenSproat says:

Seems more Facebooky... :-S

NorwayCowboy says:

Still not working on glance

cybermoose89 says:

Stupid updates bugged it keeps making the app close when you go to look at notifications

n6ix says:

why not now integrate it with the current facebook app in which the chat not real-time..everything in windows phone are beta, instagram beta, nokia storyteller beta, Path Beta, Booklet Beta..hmm what else..