Facebook Beta picks up minor update

Facebook Beta

Ready for another Facebook Beta update? Why not. The official Facebook app usually is updated with features introduced in the beta. So if you want to live life on edge give Facebook Beta a try.

Facebook was updated last week and went to version then. Today we’re looking at version in the Windows Phone Store. Again, a minor update with nothing major to get excited about.

The official Facebook app did pick up an update a few days ago that took that app to version The reason for that update was to address a bug that was linked to the date in certain regions. Users were reporting seeing “String was not DataTime Recognized As” in the app, but the recent update appears to have fixed that.

Seeing any date bugs in the Facebook app? Let us know if this update fixes it for you. Sound off with another changes or fixes you notice.

Grab Facebook Beta in the Windows Phone Store for free.

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Seriously. I'm revving the refresh button

shamrock1988 says:

OMG you are so funny. Jesus fucking Christ

kurtd says:

Still opens my bleeping browser when I click on some notifications.

Jestin96 says:

Its really amazing that you somehow manage to post first...
Very funny

Wp_Shashwat says:

Is the crashing fixed??

Quin 2013 says:

Yep, looks like they did.

Sunnyk says:

Seems like it is fixed...

Mark Cesari says:

This was already working?

rockstarzzz says:

If official app is round the corner by Facebook, what's the point updating this app?

Aashish13 says:

When the official is coming? At Build?

rockstarzzz says:

April 2, it must be announced if not launched.

Aashish13 says:

Even flipboard and pinterest?

Official app is available, been available. Read the article.

ortizang says:

Official by Microsoft but not by Facebook!!! The Last will be announced in April 2.

And yeah, by Facebook too - it is a joint effort.

This is official.

blackhawk556 says:

Are you sure Facebook is making the new app? Where did you hear this?

deathdemon89 says:

I've only heard of Facebook Messenger launching, nothing about at official app. Source?

Facebook AND Microsoft make this app.


Facebook and Microsoft made the messenger app 2 your.point.

vikrant6 says:

Yes, it will be called Facebook Blue according to wp8.1 leaks

Facebook helped make this app.

There is an official app... and this is the beta for the official app.
Yes, the official app is published by Microsoft. The app is made in conjunction with Facebook. There is nothing unofficial about it.

vkelkar says:

Coz beta gets update and features earlier then official app

Aashish13 says:

Need a major update. Ability to view pics quickly, proper birthday reminders on live tile. Though posting is super fast through html5 but this also needs such updates to be par with ios not android.

This is nice, also Official Samsung NOW App get updated with New UI and Metrotube get major fixes too. Updates everywhere.

Janhouu says:

Still doesn't support inviting friends to an event, that's just ridiculous..

adrian1338 says:

I stil cant believe how microsoft leaves their parth with integration of services like the people hub and messaging hub and give us those ugly third party applications that basically is just bloatware to the system. I dont want a single app for single purpose. i want One.

Aashish13 says:

I want their bing to provide services. Thats tue main thing to focus on to compete google. Imagine all bing services on your phone where u can tag music like shazam,in built bulletin news according to our likes, movie ticket booking from there no need of any app and main thing by not being US centric.

rockstarzzz says:

You last line sums it up. Bing isn't a worldwide service. Google is. Facebook is. So firstly Bing needs to be one experience around the globe, then they can dream on making what you are dreaming of.

Aashish13 says:

But thats how we can get worldwide service. Providing bing services to iPhone and Windows phone. Gradually we can make progress with bing.

Bluedemon77 says:

My Facebook feels like its on steroids!!! So fast... !!

scrabble111 says:

Good I am also not alone with this problem!

deathdemon89 says:

This. It's so annoying.

Are you sure it's not your connection?
That is the only time I've ever seen that.

Sarang68 says:

Yes. The same problem happens on my mobile internet also.

rain620 says:

Me too. I just reset my mobile data and it works.

Ed Boland says:

How do you "reset your mobile data"?

rain620 says:

I just turn mobile data off and back on in settings.

hagjohn says:

I haven't seen that before either.

avi_amartya says:

Yup this is the most annoying thing in this app. It has got nothing to do with network connection.

David_JRG says:

I've only seen it while having a bad signal on 3G connection.

wpguy says:

My experience, this has everything to do with a flaky network connection. But it might be your phone or Internet modem, instead of a poor signal. Try rebooting one or both. I have noticed my phone sometimes gets into a state where I will have full signal, yet is unable to access the internet. When it happens it usually seems to be during an access point or mode switch (WiFi to cell, or vice versa) during an active download.

kurtd says:

Same issue here. I opened a thread on it twice and wpcentral closed it both times. Seems their trying to silence complaints about the fb app.

kurtd says:

It's a constant problem on my phone that has a voice only SIM. I have cellular data disabled and use WiFi exclusively.

vhaakmat says:

I get this annoying message, anytime I want to respond to a request to add a peron to a group. I hate it with a passion!!!

anvesh N says:

Seems a lot faster and all the problems are fixed :p

It is not usual 'Seems Faster' comment.

But this time it is really SEEMS FASTER. Noticable improvements in App Startup / Resume time specially on 512 MB RAM devices.

Aashish13 says:

But thats how we can get worldwide service. Providing bing services to iPhone and Windows phone. Gradually we can make progress with bing.

I had a crashing problem when opening notifications from a group that contains a shared link.

those crashes doesn't exist any more.

I guess this is truly fixed this time.

cybermoose89 says:

About time damn thing kept closing everytime i looked at notifications

hagjohn says:

I can't download it yet. :(

yaguchi says:

How about they allow more than 5 photo uploads and allow uploading to work in the background.  I think that's one of the annoying thing about the facebook app for me.


rain620 says:

Yes! Uploading in the background and real status indicator of the upload!

TJWINS says:

Yes not being able to upload in the background is so annoying!

crise says:

I don't get it, how can an update to beta still be lower in version number than the official that's already 3.0?

I wonder why nobody is complaining about not seeing posts made by third party services like Instagram, Tumblr or Foursquare to name some. But these posts are visible using iOS FB app without any problem. Strange is, that I am notified that somebody liked or commented post, but I don't see it in the app.

rain620 says:

We actually are complaining.

Never seen it here. WP Central never mentioned it in their articles. It seems to me, that everybody complains about speed, but not about the missing features...

jumala says:

Been complaining many times. Also to the developers. No result.

Cryio says:

Why does the stable version have a higher version number than the beta?

avi_amartya says:

After seeing the messenger app we should raise the demand to get a official Facebook app made by Facebook Inc. The current app lacks so many features and way behind it's android and iPhone peers.

My guess is, that we will see it with or soon after the Windows Phone 8.1 update.

Disregard what others are saying, this is official. It is made by Facebook & Microsoft.

Jowarman says:

Can someone explain why the non-beta version is 3.2.3, and the beta is 3.2.2? Also are these apps any different?

I just can guess, that the last update of the non-beta version pushed it to the latest available stable build, because after the update the non-beta version was starting much faster than beta version, which has changed now with the beta version update, and both are starting significantly faster than before. So they probably choosed to update non-beta without actualy updating the beta version in the store.

Physboy says:

This may sound nubi-ish, but how do get the Beta version? From my Nokia Lumia 822, Facebook Beta is not in the store, just regular Facebook no matter what search is done....

It is at least ignorant... Read the article til the end. It is not so long...

akshaypn says:

or you can google it....


Ed Boland says:

Or use the "download app" link from this article.

vhaakmat says:

Use the built-in Bing vision to scan the Tag image. That is how I always do it

chickenrice says:

eh just realise there are to FB apps. Beta and non-beta. Sincerely, new WP user

QilleRz says:

There's a change. When you tap your finger on a picture in your news feed, it give a tapping effect like the picture goes inside. Before this update, I didn't notice that. Though, picture loading time is still average.

thirdday2002 says:

"We're having trouble getting data" bug is still there for me.

deadwrong03 says:

Did they Fix the bug where u share a post and it refreshes u back to the top of your feed?

Micke Tirtis says:

How come Facebook Beta be on version and stable facebook be on Shouldn't it be the other way around?

kinaton says:

Yep should be

pauleyKills says:

Live tile seems to be working realtime with notifications. And i dont comment this at all when an update arrives.....but yes it definitely feels faster.

danduyser says:

What is the difference between the beta and the regular Facebook app?

Jack Janik says:

The beta is less stable, while having more features. I've never really noticed a big difference though.

Jack Janik says:

It's not fucking faster and the joke is done now!

Tafsern says:

It actually is. 

Well, you are wrong now. Apps after this update and last update of non-beta version are really faster.

Jack Janik says:

Really? I'll gladly swallow my pride but I'm just tired of that joke.

Me too, but in this case it is true.

Protrek says:

Still an error in version number with Norwegian phone. Got a 920 and it says v.3.x.x.x in the store. If I switch language to U.S it V.5.x.x.x but when I changes back to Norwegian the 3.x.x.x is back.. Strange. Its been a discussion about this on a Norwegian WP FB group.

OMG it's super fast!

huevobatido says:

Rudy should come up with 6book already, bet y'all it would kill any other Facebook apps

TJWINS says:

I emailed him about this but he never replied. I would bet anything that 6Book is already written and being used by him for personal use because I have a hard time believing that Rudy would settle for using the garbage official app.

Jack Janik says:

Use JDB for Facebook

vhaakmat says:

I have it. It's the most feature complete version of any fb app out there. However also the most buggy. This app has an update at least 2 times a week. I wonder how they are doing quality testing before pushing an update

Newt61 says:

It´s not in sync with chat in desktop browster!

kinaton says:

Is that correct that beta has a lower build number. I always thought beta would be same number at least.

SB5 says:

Tapping on pictures in the news feed has a "tilt" effect now I think that's new

vFlagR says:

I get an error when trying to log in since the update, just me ?

Bryan Suazo says:

See more is fixed

ortizang says:

Agree but it's not like a 100% official Facebook app!!

This is as official as it gets.
I don't know why people keep harping about an "official facebook app made by Facebook".
We already have that (it is made by Microsoft too) and this article is about its beta.
There has been no mention of an app made solely by Facebook and no one claiming that here has provided a link to that claim/link.

So please stop confusing people.

still after sharing post it take on top of the news feeds. so annoying :/

vhaakmat says:

I wonder when Microsoft will make the time to add the functionality to add people to a group (based on a request to join). All the other facebook apps out there have it, but somehow Microoft doesn't deem it necessary to add it still. So I'm still staying away from their app untill the add this functionality. As a group admin of more then 22000 users, this is a must-have feature for me

sahib lopez says:

seemes..... oh whats the word oh yeah velocious !

reda igbaria says:

This update was for Facebook messenger

lordbebech says:

As other users responding, so do I. Notification error dissapered for about three days..and i was so extremly happy that i wanted to give an ap 4 stars rating (from 2), and then suddenly came back ;/ I guess its crash on some specific notfication...but i have no idea on which one.

iGeorge23 says:

Ever since I updated, there is some sort of network error? Broke my shit...

I could see a change in the interface; displaying a users photos.?

atherosxd says:

fix the continue reading. why the it would redirect to the browser.