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Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 gets a small patch update today

Rejoice, Facebook users, as your favorite (or not so favorite) app has received yet another small update today.

Facebook for Windows Phone, including those on the 8.1 Preview, will get bumped from version 8.1.4.4 to version 8.1.4.25. That is not a momentous increase, and tells us that this is probably just some small bug fixes and improvements, possibly related to 8.1 performance.

No changelog was provided, so we’ll toss it to you folks to notice any changes and share with us in comments.

The update is very fresh, so you may have to use our direct link or force-check the Store for an update if you’re on Windows Phone 8.1. You can grab it here from the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks, Sanjeev S., for the tip!

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Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 gets a small patch update today

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i am using Facebook beta app for and waiting for 8.1 support as it work fine without any crashes.. not yet installed official facebook 8.1 in Windows Phone 8.1 preview.. will it be a problem in syncing contacts and showing updates from individual contacs if i install both app when facebook beta app releas 8.1 support..?

whatever happened to the new Facebook Blue app? Didnt that crazy redditor from Msoft say there is something coming soon?

Attention that this is a facebook official app, i have spoken with windows phone support before complaining about the horrific app that they have made and they told me that Microsoft can't do anything because they just gave the name to the app, but the Facebook is the ones who developed it

That i don't know the answer, that information was given to me by the official Microsoft Windows Phone support, but do like this move your ass go to the windows Phone support chat and ask them that your self ;)

It's just like telling a 4-year-old, "Don't touch the red button!" It will happen, whether you like it or not. Dun dun dun!! ;)

Microsoft updating apps without putting anything in the changelog is really showing devs how things should be done.. Sometimes I want to bang my head on a table!

I want to bang my head on the table each time I see Micosoft apps for their very own OS being among worst in the Store

And it would it's still broke. What a piece of shit app. At least it fixed the friend link in comments.

i'v been having crashing issues when launching it since 8.1 upgrade. seems when there is a notification i have to open it a few times, with it crashing instantly each time then eventually it goes. i'll see if this solves it.

I haven't been able to download it for the last 3 days. It wouldn't boot up one day, so I thought I'd reinstall it. Now I can't install it at all, even after this update. This is so infuriating. I've been trying over wifi and over 4G...

I've had to resort to the beta which isn't updated to hook into the phone.

Sweet! I found a new game on 8.1 DP... It's called "Try to manually update your apps before they auto-update" ...you've got to be fast! ;)

The pasting of links still does not work. When sharing a link from IE or any other app al that gets placed in Facebook is a hyperlink and not the usual preview thumbnail. Prior to Windows phone 8.1 it worked because it was not trying to post through the official app.

Version numbers are not decimal numbers. Think <major version num>.<minor version num>.<release num>.<build num>.

I hate this new way of Facebook on WP 8.1 all quick status, photos, wall post on friends, Were linked to useless Facebook app. Windowed phone 8 has better Facebook experience.. What say guys?

Not interested..When we can see "finally the WhatsApp got updated" news heading..waiting waiting hmmm

Still heats up the phone sometimes. Very laggy and fails to update properly even on good WiFi. I seriously miss the convenience of the old People Hub when posting to friends' walls to wish them. MS better fix this with a better SEF experience by the time WP 8.1 becomes official.

If Facebook can release a messenger app for us why can't they release a goddamn Facebook app..It's been 3yrs and we still don't have an official Facebook app..This sucks.

from what i understand, the msft app is made in conjunction with facebook, and thus is an official app, just not published by facebook themselves.

 

i hope they optimize it a bit for 8.1 it's a nice enough app but both facebook and messenger could both use some speedening up, especially when resuming.

I wish it had the 8.0 tile, of just the facebook blue and when you have notifications, it would show the number in the corner. At least, before this update it would flip over to the blue. Now it just sits there with the cover photo.

Beta is older it dies not has the facebook ppl and status sync and update synchronization like the facebook app 8.1 has.

Same here... Progress in this platform seems slow. I use FB on android and l really enjoy it, there's always some changes whenever it updates. If only Microsoft really cares about their costumers then WP will be great.

does anybody else have an issue with linking their facebook contacts with outlook contacts in the people hub with WP 8.1.  I had to relink them after i got 8.1, and now everytime i go to my people hub after a day or so, they're unlinked again.  i don't understand why this happens and it must have something to do with the new socal extension API thing and how it ties into the OS from the app now.  its nice having my contact's facebook photo show up when they call me.  anybody else having contact linking issues?

I have the same issue and I think everyone does. Whenever l sign in to facebook it always ask me to link my account even though I've done it a couple of times before.

it would be nice to know when this is fixed, as i don't want to continue to manually link my contacts all the time.  i'd like the next time i do it to be the last time.

I don't actually know if Microsoft are working on it but it would be nice if they bring it back in the official wp8.1 update cause it is one of useful features that wp8 have

Waiting for an update to fix my shit news feed which shows updates only from pages that I have like and nothing from my friends timelines.
Shit app.

Hasn't fixed my Me Tile alternating between high res and low res image.
I should only ever be viewed in glorious High Res.

Along with WhatsApp, this is the most awful piece of software on WP. How about an update that makes it work properly..... that would be a start.... Or just make the 'beta' version the official release.... at least it works....

Okay Microsoft, if you don't fix, at least my fucking news feed with the 8.1 update, I have to say goodbye.

3 years! Ridiculous.

I have never got the Facebook App or (Facebook Beta) to work correclty on my Nokia 1020 - For some reason I am unable to upload photos from the phone even if I resize them.

Two annoying issues I have;
1. When I get a notification that I need to review something on my timeline the link takes me to my wall and I can't access my timeline.
2. When I receive a notification that I've been tagged in a post and click the link I get an error saying "We're having trouble getting data right now".

Okay, they are small things but it aggravates me, especially when I have IOS and android users leaning over my shoulder with no such issues.

Yeah 3 yrs is unacceptable considering they work hand in hand with Facebook inc on this app.  Either the programmers on windows phone are a bunch of idiots or Facebook inc is holding back in giving us a good app for some unknown reason.  I'll give them a few months or I'm jumping ship, I hope Nokia makes Android phones.

Yep +925. Considering MSFT investing all these billions in WP why can't they do an effort in giving us a proper FB app. It surley wouldn't cost them that much!

Did the version count really go backwards or is that a typo? *edit* oh wait I see, 25 > 4, for some reason I split the 2 and the 5 hahaha