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Facebook Beta updated for Windows Phone. Brings support for more languages

Facebook Beta

Is it just us or is the Facebook Beta getting updated nearly every week? It might not just be us, because it looks like it has been receiving an update roughly every seven days the past few weeks. Let’s hope this progress keeps on going.

We last saw Facebook Beta updated last week, that update didn’t state anything was new. But after you all updated we learned that the app had gone through some localization for various regions by picking up support for many languages. It looks like this latest update, version 5.1.0.5, is more of the same. It lists performance improvements, bug fixes, and localization for more languages. What’s interesting, is that it says this update is for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users.

It was just a little over three weeks ago that the Facebook Beta was updated to include Windows Phone 7.x users. So it’s nice to see the development team continuing development for both versions.

Notice any performance boosts or fixes for annoying bugs you had? Sound off below. Don’t forget to tell us (and others) if Facebook has been localized for your language.

Live life on the edge? Then you want the Facebook Beta for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8. It’s free and available in the Windows Phone Store. You can also use the QR code below or swipe to the right in our app to download it.

Thanks for the tip Sebastian and everyone!

QR: Facebook Beta

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sco0by1 says:

I updated this last night.

rodneyej says:

I like cornbread with my chili.....

Crackers with mine! Love cornbread with Stew!

q21701 says:

I just made a huge batch of chili last night. I like sour cream and rice with mine.

rodneyej says:

Umm. That sounds good.. You're in DallasFortWorth❓

I'm 2hrs south of DFW Temple/Waco area. Bring me some chili!

rodneyej says:

Sorry dude... I'm a southwest Arlington hustla..

Doohickie says:

They still haven't added a Texas Dialect language version yet, have they?  It keeps telling me "fixinta" isn't a word.

rodneyej says:

Yeah, we have to build it on our own...

WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?

karelj says:

Jalapeno peppers in the cornbread, right?

rodneyej says:

Exactly❗❗

armandolara says:

I like to masturbate with the lights off.

rodneyej says:

I like just a little light....

MikeTheYid says:

Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it.

dhruv07 says:

Is faster to resume and always performance improvements thnxx wp central for info on updates

rodneyej says:

Sam❗... Whatever happened to the WPC app for W8M❓... Is it near completion❓

What does the fox say?

hsn97 says:

Facebook app is a digrace to WP8.

rodneyej says:

It could be better,, but it's not that bad..

TJWINS says:

I really don't know what is so difficult to get notifications working properly

Its a tiny bit faster which is great, its faster than Facebook on an iPhone 4 but the problem has not been fixed about if you put your phone to sleep and turn it back on, it goes blank. Running on Nokia 822 GDR2

rodneyej says:

I've seen that happen before on my 920.

philharmonik says:

I've been having the same problem. Lets see if this update fixes this. I'm using a L920 as well.

Doohickie says:

I haven't seen that on my HTC 8X.

smogg9 says:

Fb is bs on windows phone, man i even get jealous sometimes when i see my brother's fb app on his android, the performance and the main UI is so much better than this one

kenzibit says:

Same happens to me bro. My brother kinda teases me with android's fb app.

OsamaAdam98 says:

Umm is it only me who found fb on android as bad as on wp?

ctafield says:

I don't get what peoples problem is with this version. It's identical to the others (yes, I use iOS and Android versions too). I don't really have any problems with any version.

armandolara says:

I guess it depends on what phone you're using. Friends with the S4 say it's so fast and smooth but on my mid-range Android is equal or worse than on my HTC 8x.

HailMarxism says:

It is ??  Try using android's facebook app for a few days before talking crap

not supported bulgarian language :(

Ultimateone says:

Nice, Im loving the support and I really dont like the new Facebook on ios7, just hope the notifications get fixed 100% soon. Twitter has absolutely perfect toasts, dont know why FB cant?

rodneyej says:

Explain this iOS7 thing... What's going on with that❔

rohitsingh says:

It looks more like the wp version after the latest update, post iOS7.

visnit14 says:

Hell no!!UI is totally different with controls at the bottom.And also flatter to match up iOS flat UI.

rodneyej says:

I'll ask my GF.. Lol❗ She's the iPhone queen..

I'll tell you what it slowed my bro iPhone 4 a lot he even agrees

rodneyej says:

That's understandable.. I'm sure WP9 would slow a 920 down a bit as well.. Maybe not.. Who knows... I know it works great on the iPhone 5 though.

Zulfigar says:

WP9 works great on the iPhone 5?! Who would put a future WP OS on an iFruit? Err, iPhone... Too much GTA V.

rodneyej says:

Lol❗.. I can see how my wording could mean that, but you better be fooling around because you should know what I mean...

sasukeluffy says:

6tag, 6sec, hipstamatic oggl and Temple Run: OZ were also updated :)

rodneyej says:

Today❔... Nevermind, thanks❗

eskerrik says:

True. I just updated 6tag and Temple Run: OZ (32MB) !

Josh Harman says:

Also, SysApp, Avirall and Hike & Bike.

rodneyej says:

Avirall... Good app.

TJWINS says:

I have an idea..... The entire Facebook Beta team spends 100% of their time working on the notifications issue only for the next update then fix everything else after that issue has been resolved. Does this make sense to everyone else?

rodneyej says:

Sounds like a plan to me❗❗❗❗❗
We need to be proactive.. Everyone send FB some feedback regarding this TODAY❗

RyanAMG says:

The notifications issue is on FB side not Microsoft app team.

Fb chat in the message hub doesn't connect anymore hasn't for days now...

yes it diesnt work for me as well.. since the last two months :/ WP 7.8

TJWINS says:

If it's on the Facebook side then how come notifications work on every other platform?

RyanAMG says:

Get some coffee before posting man. iOS and android also have problems. Some WP work just fine. WP Central has posted on this several times.

TJWINS says:

I had a pumpkin spice latte an hour before I posted this ;). Oh and btw, I just got a notification for a comment that was posted 2 hours ago SMH!

RyanAMG says:

That is a good choice for coffee. I do feel for you as I get notifications with in one minute of the post. The funny thing is they are delayed if I even get them on my galaxy tab.

xankazo says:

LOL, then how come even Blackberry 5 got flawless notifications?

Josh Harman says:

Probably has something to with WP not being BlackBerry.

rodneyej says:

Then why do they work fine on other platforms❔

IceCrush says:

Everytime i open the facebook app, it seems its fighting itself to function properly .. its fancy and everything maybe .. but when i need to do anything on facebook i use the touch website through IE .... and as long as i find the browser version much faster than the app itself .. the app will always look useless to me .. sorry about the hard comment, please make it better ... at least fix the notifications .. hope i am not alone who feel this

rodneyej says:

Go to the app and give FB this exact same comment you posted here.. That might help..

kenzibit says:

Go to facebook app settings, click on feedback and give this same comment. Will be helpful.

IceCrush says:

ok, i just did that .. hope it helps..

rodneyej says:

Thanks❕❕❕

sj2202 says:

In a very rare situation,I got the update notification on my store icon before wpcentral! :)

plasmid_uk says:

It's fast around the news feed but still very slow when getting into your messages and back out. A noticeable delay when pressing back whilst in your messages.

mranonym says:

in wp7 it needs much more time to start:/

rodneyej says:

WP7=EOL.... Sorry.......

rfrapp says:

I still want it to sort friends by last name and then first name. I see no point in sorting the entire list by first name

Andr3sfc says:

I'll keep waiting for the "non-beta" version to be updated. It's about time.

rodneyej says:

Just use the beta version.. It gets all the updates first...
http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=93da5d29-daf0-4783-9ed5-a87b33247ec6

Sarang68 says:

Where is the languages setting?

I keep watching this one get updated. I'm still testing it while watching to see if the main app gets the improvements

ocimek says:

There is still no notif and stickers are not supported as well..hope these will be addressed in next update..

UrbanaSax says:

The problem I have is my push notifications come through so slow then all at once, if at all. Tile count doesn't work, either.

dvasudreddy says:

Its weird! after the update, the toast notification has been showing up even after i cleared unread notifications..

keifwoki says:

Just get notifications working properly first please!!! Can't use it until they are working...

Manu6901 says:

Is it so hard for WP8 Team to work on main things which matter to us? Like stickers,notifications issue,chat problem? Frustrated man.. We have been waiting and waiting on and on...

sunbee says:

What's the difference between FB and FB Beta??

Check out "Facebook" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=82a23635-5bd9-df11-a844-00237de2db9e

walter1832 says:

Seems.....blue-er

For photos it no longer forces you to see the comment,like, and save

MrTechRat says:

Wtf is this still called beta?

Josh Harman says:

Try to stay on the same page as the rest of us.

My Facebook app hasn't been updated for ages. How do you get the beta?

Andr3sfc says:

The app being a beta, you can't find it on the store; you have to get it by the direct link: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=93da5d29-daf0-4783-9ed5-a87b33247ec6

Josh Harman says:

The non-beta, or whatever you call it, was updated just a few weeks ago.
It will probably be updated again within the next couple if weeks.

SB5 says:

This app is faster than the speed of light now.

Duduosf says:

6tag had an update last night! Aren't you guys going to post something about that, too?? :)

karelj says:

This update is a step backwards for me. The app now takes twice as long as the old version to open. Going to uninstall then reinstall to see if that fixes it.

ahmadsamhann says:

If they cant make it better, why dont they let other developer develop Facebook app. http://www.wpcentral.com/facebook-windows-phone-store-trademark-infringement

crise says:

App is still USELESS. HALF OF THE POSTS NOT SHOWING. Compare your wall or any timeline to the mobile/desktop website version and you'll see the app shows only 70% or so. Most of you don't even notice you're missing a lot of posts! WHEN THE FUCK IS THIS FIXED? There is not a single bug or feature that has a higher priority over this! This is facebook's most basic function, showing you the stuff!!
I'm getting really pissed, waiting for months now. 

Josh Harman says:

Comparing my news feed on this app, the website on phone and website on the computer, I found no missing posts on the phone - they were in a different order on all three though. One post on the phone's web browser was 2nd on my feed, but 10th or so in the app.
Ironically, I had a post in the app that was no where to be found in the phone's web browser.
However, I bet that if you cuss and act a fool in the comments section of a news site everything will get fixed.

Arafat Sa says:

I guess the new thing about this update is : Code Indention.

mdscj4 says:

Oh and they switched from end of line to next line.

mildor says:

I really want a Lumia, anyone know if this facebook app accept to PIN the messages section as "facebook messenger" to the screen?
 
And if it support the big facebook emoticons

manonthemoon says:

Pretty much all this app needs is notifications within a timely manner. Timely would be 1-2 minutes rather than the 30minutes to 3-4 days we have been getting. Then repeating all the notifications like every day from the past few days. I have been using the JDB for Facebook Pro which is really performance wise much much better than Facebook Beta is right now.

how1ard says:

^^^ This. JDB actually works. 

NikLumWP8 says:

Before this update, I had installed Facebook Beta, guess what I got? Everytime I would like to upload image, it said, "your upload could not be posted at this time". Is it they call it update? Still not get the newer update Facebook published by Microsoft even is better than Facebook Beta.

Still can't comment or Admin a page in your Admin role. Poor.
Those page that  I admin have no profile pic either just a ? in a square.
Notifications don't clear from live tile either.

chmun77 says:

It is still very slow in opening comments of every post. Sometimes, the app is not even responding to the Back button. Is such a big difference between this and the Android version. Can MS pelase buck up? This is the only fully functional Facebook app on Windows Phone beside the crippled People Hub.

mikeeemm says:

Since I updated it on my sammy focus on 7.8 it takes forever to open then it's super slow and the red banner that says there was an issue comes up 90% of the time

Its actually drains the battery a lot.

how1ard says:

STILL getting day old toast notifications how hard is this to fix?? No notifications arriving properly I will keep downloading this and deleting until they get it right.

zalokram says:

Does anyone know what is the difference between facebook and facebook beta?
I am not getting notifications with facebook app at all.