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Facebook Beta for Windows Phone 8 also updated with performance improvements

Lest Windows Phone 8 users now ironically feel shunned, they too get an update for their Facebook beta app. Since the releases are timed together now, this makes sense.

Version 5.1.0.2 is now live in the Store and at least according to the change log, you get the good old generic “performance improvements and bug fixes”. That’s a fairly vague statement but if you use this app every day, you’re probably a smidge excited to see if it is any faster, especially after that last big update one week ago.

So put Microsoft’s claim to the test and grab the latest update here in the Store or scan the QR code below.

Thanks, zhoulhas, for the tip! 

QR: Facebook beta

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Facebook Beta for Windows Phone 8 also updated with performance improvements

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It helps law enforcement, just like YouTube. Oh and employers too. Coworker almost got canned because of FB. There's always somebody stupid out there posting something stupid.

Like that one lady that got millions of dollars in tax fraud and didn't get caught for almost a decade until she posted on facebook a picture of her holding stacks of money with the caption along the lines of "getting rich from tax fraud!"

Pictures seem to load quicker but now I've that old problem back of it jumping back to the top of the news feed

Found a small issue with the app combining and confusing the post page and posts by others on certain pages. Other than that seems really solid.

I noticed when I scroll back up I don't get the slide out nav right away which was getting annoying. I still did it every time before haha

Second that. It only shows up when you flick up a few posts. Much better. Much faster. Like it! I think I'm going to update my review of it even.

I was gonna notify everyone of that, but it looks like you mentioned it already! :) I noticed that change right away, because it was annoying me too

Whoa, much faster navigating around the app. Back button interaction is still really slow. Significant performance improvements everywhere else though.

You can now click on the profile picture :D

It seems that Profiles were revamped a but. Controls are now at the top.

I think JD Pocketware are the people behide this Facebook app. Everytime this app gets updated, his Facebook app gets an update.

It has nothing to do with JDB..I'm starting to receive notifications,but it takes time to clear the tile count.

I'm getting the toast notifications on the live tile as well, but I started getting those last night before I did the update this morning. Weird.

still has the same annoying bug for me, cant post a picture and use enter in the text, no line breaks allowed, will result in error every time

Chat is broken. When opening a thread for the first time, the send msg button is greyed out even though there is text

Crazy, it actually worked great for me for the first time in a while. Messages were even pushed to my message hub properly.

How do you guys at wpcentral get links to apps that do not appear in search results in store. For instance I get no results when I search for Facebook Beta in store.

They noticed the strange occurrences of three everywhere and realized the tractor beam would not be effective.

Hehe.. Tractor beam... Seriously ??.... Thanks anyway.. I guess you didn't get my question well.. Trying searching "Facebook beta" in store it won't show up in the results. I just wanted to know how you could make them show up in search results

I wish I had data sense because I am pretty sure that the last version was eating a lot of extra data when idle.

I never even use the Facebook app anyway. The People hub is all I ever use. I don't see the point of a dedicated app.

@Yoda,

You will not find this app in Store. They don't include this app to Store. Tap the blue word "in the Store" to install it.

Facebook Beta is better than Facebook? Why doesn't Microsoft change Facebook Beta to Facebook, but the Facebook here is updated? It's better I think than make the same app but the updated the same app is outside of all countries Store, it is available in Store unknown country.

Anybody else having problems with the chat? When I have a new message, in order for me to reply, I need to read the message, then go back to all the messages and then open again the messages of the person I chatting with to send the message. On the first attempt the button to send is grey out.

By far, the worst version yet. So buggy!!! It barely works. I'm on a 928. Using the web version till they get it stable some.

The last update didn't show me any notifications, even on the live tile. This update does show me notifications, but hours after my friends comments were posted. And the tile does not clear at all.

The Beta and the "full" version are both utterly utterly useless.
You'll get a fuller experience if you lay in a bath tub, close your eyes and imagine a sunny beach.
It's totally incomplete from notifications to refresh, showing sites or lack there of to crashes.
Why settle for less?!
EI 10, fb.com, and voila! Much better.

I have a business page that id like to manage through my Facebook app. Anyone know a way for me to post as my business account? Kind of like on the desktop browser how it lets you switch between regular user and business account to post as either one. Thanks!

hy everyone, i'm from indonesian.
for few day ago until now, my facebook app did not receive notification and tile count.
anyone can't help me?

Started getting new message notifications within moments of the message being sent. Finally!

Send button often greyed out even after typing message and have to go back to messages and then back to specific thread to send a reply.

Live tile takes longer to reflect status updates, comments, etc.