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Facebook beta for Windows Phone gets a minor update today for bug fixes

Did you know the #1 downloaded app on Windows Phone is Facebook? It is and that’s why all of you clamor for updates to the popular social network, especially the beta version, which sometimes gets features early.

Today, version 5.2.0.2 has gone live in the Store. Unfortunately, there’s nothing too exciting to report in terms of new features that we can discern, but if the (old) changelog still holds, then this is the standard “bug fixes and supports new languages.”

Are you an expert on all things Facebook, including this beta app? Then head into comments and let us (and others) know what has changed.

Need the link? Just head here to the Windows Phone Store, or scan the QR code below, to pick up Facebook Beta version 5.2.0.2

Via: Plaffo

QR: facebook beta

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Facebook beta for Windows Phone gets a minor update today for bug fixes

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Since previous update, there isnt really any update for me. ANY HELP?

It just shows "SHARE" in the Marketplace, no updates.

Anyone getting notifications with the Facebook app? I get like one notification a week max. And it's often a notification for something I already checked...

Notifications still doesn't work correctly. That is what makes this app sub par. It is getting a little better with each update.

I received a message notification yesterday night. Lucky me B-)... Oh wait, i don't remember when i actually got that message from my friend. It has been months :P

it's still a bit choppy. and even lags when swiping to the online friends list.

guess i'll wait for one more update before going back to beta. till then the "official" app will do.

This update sucks
.!!!! Every update bring problms .. First uploading photos stopped and nw I can't open, the app :|

Wht u guys back there are upto

The animation works if you go slow, but the app is so fast now that you don't see the animation if you swipe fast ahah.

More than 3 years & MS still can't fix the facebook app! WT*
& they say about better experience on Windows Phone! But FB is not even near 'better'.

The app just got released a few months back, its first app just used to open Facebook in internet explorer so....
...I SMELL BULLSHIT IN YOUR COMMENT

I expected someone like u!
Fb app was from the beginning. They overhauled this new app. FYI I'm WP fan since its inception. But not appreciate anything blindly.

& if you want, u can smell my own shit.! U'r welcome.. :P

Yeh,Yeh it was but it was not an actual FB "app" , it was just a shortcut which used to open Facebook in internet explorer, so you really cant call that an app -_-

Man.. Go through previous facebook articles here on WPcentral, u should find old metro style fb app! It was available from the beginning!

@salmanmansuri
I can agree that progress on getting a proper working Facebook app seems to be extremely slow. Also, these so called "updates" we keep getting don't seem to add much.
This Beta version has been like this for months now but hopefully Microsoft will eventually release a decent and polished Facebook app for us very soon.

I don´t understand why apps like WhatsApp or Viber got notifications to work so well, and Microsoft itself cant get Facebook ones to work properly after 100 updates..

NFL mobile app has the best notifications. They arrive so freaking quick after a touchdown. I wonder what type of system they use in the background.

twitter as well. Twitter notifications are perfect. I think it's something more to do with Facebook rather than the app. Even on my Nexus 7, facebook notifications are poor!

What's ironic is this app was developed by MSFT. Thought they would have better command of their platform. Loading from the browser is even faster than FB app by MSFT. Can something not be done to correct this?

Jdb Facebook updates his app all the time. Even then, notifications aren't the best. May be it's Facebook crippling the app in the background.

I love MS for giving us 2 broken Facebooks'... I always have to think if Im doing something "hmmm I want to tag friends to this, should I post from this or that".
Integrated is a great idea, but misses too many features.

Question....

Dan says version 5.2.0.2 above.  When i scan the QR, the store says 3.1.1.1 but my installed version says 3.1.2.0.  Anybody know what's going on here? 

Lumia 900 with WP 7.8.

It works fine on ios/android, what seems to be the issue with wp8? This app has been shit since wp7, and its pretty annoying. This app needs to be re-re-done, and actually made by the fb team. MS can't make good apps.

Yeh it was but it was not an actual FB "app" , it was just a shortcut which used to open Facebook in internet explorer, so you really cant call that an app -_-

I think they see the FB app as a second child, and that they make the FB integration much better in WP8.1 so u dont need this app anymore.

Is there any way to change the language? It seams that they just added Croatian language and the translation is horrible. They really need to work on it for a while to make it usable :).

And Chat is FIXED no more need to refresh while chatting via this app. I hope they fix live tile and toast notifications soon.

Still takes over 40+ seconds to try and upload a picture on my 928. App is still garbage. I'll stick with JDB for Facebook Pro. It's quick and it does everything I need.

Facebook v2.7 was the best version. Should have never transformed into that generic android/ios style. Got the 2.7 xap and using it right now. Why not.

I also think JDB Facebook is the best alternative right now 
Custom buttons bar, stickers on chat, shows ALL posts on feed (including those Instagram ones missing on the official app, that's more or less 50% of the photos!! Not there!)

This app is an disgrace to Windows Phone..... I think MS should just stop wasting resources on this app. I hope there will be a MetroFBook for Facebook instead....

I don't know if someone said it already, and maybe I'm pointing out a problem that only I had, BUT I couldn't see emoticons in earlier releases of this app. After this update, I can finally see emoticons on my personal messages. So I would suggest the app is finally supporting emoticons, but again, it could be just me and it might be working properly due to one of those "bug fixes."

Ok, this app is beginning to feel pretty solid. This update runs much quicker on my L920 without nearly the lag that existed prior when touching the notifications icon. Resuming after linking out to a site and returning is much snappier.

And it appears that the auto-scroll-to-top-of-news-feed demon has been thoroughly exorcised. Can I get a big "HELL YA!"

I now get every congrats someone sends a friend of mine on FB. Even if those persons arent in my friendslist. Very anoying! I used to see only friends to friends wallposts, not everyones...

I think that stickers now show up too?  I noticed one last night in a post/message after I updated, whereas before they were just a missing image icon.

I am seeing more of my friends posts so it makes it more similar to the actual web experience. Prior to this update, I was only seeing a very small subset and most of what I saw were actual "pages" I had liked. Not many of my actual friends. Now, it seems like I am seeing a more accurate view of what is going on in the web interface.