Facebook Beta for Windows Phone updated with minor fixes


The Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone is the perfect opportunity for consumers (and fans of the massive social network) to get ahead of the game. The beta houses advanced builds of the Facebook app, which contain features not yet available in the stable version. Today we're looking at a rather minor bump to the beta.

Version (like we said, it's just a minute bump in numbers) introduces some bug fixing to address issues consumers have been experiencing with the app. No new features or hidden functionality, unfortunately. That said, we're always pleased to see bugs squashed.

You can download the Facebook Beta from the Windows Phone Store. Thanks, Sanjeev, for the tip!

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Tafsern says:

Always great to see it getting updated frequently :)

Miistercoool says:

Cortana kicks ass!

NYRbeezer says:

Right.  And how long have you been using it to make that statement?

Montpbm says:

Cortana is by far the best.

Chef316 says:

Thanks, Rich!

Rich Edmonds says:

No, Adam! Don't you dare hijack the "seems faster" train for your own malicious intentions! :-P

adamjolin says:

Haha nooo never ;)

LumiaWorld says:

Here we go again

Lol slower...
But seriously FASTER

josonjoy1986 says:

No more news from /build/ ???

We have too see there should be more coming!

I guess it is night there right now. Nothing scheduled until morning.

josonjoy1986 says:

Yeah.....my thoughts are the same....:)

Was hoping for some kind of announcement from Facebook at Build taking over the development of Facebook and updating it in line with iOS and Android

TJWINS says:

This is what I was hoping for too.  One scary scene for me during the keynote is when Joe Belfiore used Cortana in the Terry Myerson demo the Facebook app looked the same to me as the current Facebook Beta app we use today.  I was hoping it would be a completely new Facebook app but maybe it will be only with a familiar appearance.  We need a real Facebook experience already.  This Facebook Beta app is pure garbage.

still lots of features are missing!! damn!

Photo comments, photo uploads are glitchy as hell... There are lots of things missing

Wael Hasno says:

Its speed appears to have increased

Nik Rolls says:

I did appreciate that one. But I shall do so only once.

Yeah its actually a quicker now we need better chat and notifications also chat heads and more inline privacy menu etc lets get this app on windows 8 with more features!

Rich Edmonds says:

Lmao. Made my morning :-)

AtOmIc031 says:

Seems faster trolololol xD

69bluesman says:

All the mobile Facebook apps suck on all platforms. You'd think with such a huge demand, someone out there would be able to develope a stellar FB app beyond everyone's expectations. :-\

Nik Rolls says:

Facebook itself sucks, really.

The_Lord23 says:

I must agree, Sir Nik. I abandoned Facebook quite a while ago and have never looked back.

I3unny says:

Yea i agree with you. Fb sucks!

Arka1412 says:

No it doesnot suck in Ios and android but sucks in WP only..Maybe we get a good facebook app in the future..

karelj says:

I assure you, it sucks in Android as well.

Arka1412 says:

I have used facebook on Android..Atleast it has all the necessary functions,we can upload a profile or cover picture,can see and attach photo comments,can edit my profile..Overall its much like the facebook in desktop.I hate android but it is true Facebook is better as of now in it..

Aashish13 says:

But u have html5 browser which os the best for uploading. That is fucking fast.

Carlos RJ says:

Have you seen FB app for iOS rating? The latest version has got two and a half stars out of five :v

Arka1412 says:

Check the number of people who gave the ratings..U didn't get my point maybe the Facebook app of android and ios is not good but Its far better than this crappy app of Microsoft

Renaldo868 says:

Halo redstripe?

bozza72 says:

Yep seems faster

sHAYM4N says:

I've got a weird bug with both the standard and beta apps it seems. When uploading a photo (either singular or multiple) to an album. It uploads copies of a really old photo instead. Really weird

Yes i too experienced the same bug the last time i uploaded the photos...weird

nizzon says:

All I know is that notifications has been blazing fast the last couple of weeks, comes simultaneously on my laptop and phone, just like it should.

ivkec says:

I'd prefer:
- Overall redesign
- Improved scrolling performance
- Higher resolution layout: On my Nokia 1520 everything looks so huge so I am able to se up to 2 posts per scroll which is anoying.

But Microsoft should hurry up and over haul this app for windows phone...facebook is getting old..

crise says:


Udit Guru says:

WhatsApp needs an update.... Please,,, waiting like hell

flygeani says:

Yep whatsapp ran oddly in the past week.

harshraj says:

They are putting updates in beta version that we cannot install..
It just keep on hanging..

imLou says:

NSA feature added. enjoy!

Warbler says:

I was hoping for the rumored Facebook Blue to be announced at build. Pretty disappointed.

adrian1338 says:

Build is still on today

Kashyapjani says:

MS should install a mole at Facebook just like they did at Nokia.

no just no. FB can go under for all I care

flygeani says:

Both beta and official still doesn't look good and tbh they should make another app. (maybe facebook should do it) from scratch, it's stupid how much useless updates they give to us and none of them fix the important bugs like (when I'm going to a post and want to see the comments it says "loading" then after loading "no comments" and on browser I can see them all)

PureView says:

So much for the supposed Facebook Blue.

saiprasadh says:

Ah seems faster.. the most fav tag line for facebook updates forever..

suprayogi says:


And i don't know why the hell it frequently hangs in loading screen and i have to reinstall it..

harshraj says:

What the hell, i have and in store its not showing any update..?? Sys app pusher showing as new version.

Abdal says:

Restart your Phone

jtshorns says:

The speed in which this app makes me feel happy.....seems like the pace of that has quickened.

cwc2311 says:

At the rate this app keeps getting faster with each update, pretty soon it'll start giving us notifications of our friends status updates before they even post them.

Just wish they'd fix the bug where the number of comments on a post doesn't increase. This is an ongoing bug that despite several phone resets and fresh installs is not fixed...

bahamut443 says:

The top notification buttons are now faster to load and more responsive. The splash screen is also shown for like a second only. The only complaint I have with this app is that regardless of if I have my news feed set to recent or top posts, I always see recent. Wish I could see top posts. :(

ortizang says:

I'm sick of these minor fixes. When in heaven will they include new functions ?

Amran Nagal says:

I have a crazy bug, I get posts from only pages that I like and nothing from my friends timeline.
FTS. I am leaving WP.

oditius says:

Tried it, same error "Were having trouble getting data" so uninstalled again. Explorer for Facebook does what I need, also when I check in with EfFB in a theatre it list the movies that are playing. Or if it isn't there, you start typing the name and it brings it up

xankazo says:

Facebook Messenger FTW!!!

zsolo1111 says:

Until they don't fix the news feed, the app is useless for me.

Yeah, is nice to see the frequently updates to this app. Need much more improvements.

uanos says:

Why beta and no the official?

danduyser says:

What is the difference between the beta version and the regular one in the store? Speaking of the FB app, not Messenger here.

I think that the BETA version receives new features early. And once the new features are tested and approved, they are added to the official version. They do it to avoid grotesque bugs in the official version..

dissonate says:

Still crashes on launch for me like last version and the current non beta version on Lumia 920. My experience is shared with many posting recent store reviews. Just exits after a few seconds.

Khoa Lai says:

It's been a year and everytime it got an update, it comes with just MINOR fixes. And we still don't have a fairly good FB app in comparison to that of iOS and Android.

tone84 says:

Doesn't show instagram postings