Official Facebook app update for Windows Phone, changelog is MIA

Last night, there was evidently no Facebook Beta update. We suppose the beta team is on vacation, taking a week off. Instead, we managed to pick up an update for the official app, bringing it to version for Windows Phone 7.x and 8, respectively.

That’s all well and good though if you were looking for some new features or something vastly different, you may have to keep waiting. Although we have received exactly one million, five hundred and one thousand tips, not one of those detailed any noticeable changes. Sure there’s the usual “it feels faster” but at this point, that has become nothing but a running joke.

Of course by this point, you may have noticed the Store tile counter reflecting the update, but if not, head to the Store here to pick up the latest version of the Facebook app. Have a theory as to what is different? Share it comments.

Want to live dangerously? Grab the Facebook Beta app here.

Thanks, to everyone in the world, for the tip

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L2nak says:

Hopefully it fixed the message bug where you get like 5-9 toasts for every message received...

dhruv07 says:

Hey m using the fb beta app.did anyone noticed the bug fixed while uploading photos in this version .. Plz tell!!!

ocimek says:

Does it support sticker now in messenger?

ahmadsamhann says:

I didnt see any stickers in my conversation, so I think the answer is no.

ocimek says:

Ok thanks for your info..i'll stick with beta and jdb, then..

jtanigawa says:

I really hope the beta version gets stickers soon. . .

dalydose says:

I wish I could turn the stickers off. I find them huge and obnoxious.

Tell your friends to stop using it

So is this a further update of the 5.1.1 Beta? Worth installing official?

iboypx says:

i am using Facebook beta,, which one is further.. Official one or beta?

tbonenga says:

Uh I hate to break it to you but the official is ahead of the beta this week. Next week the beta will probably leap ahead.

mranonym says:

on WP7 the updated official Facebook FINAL is faster than the Beta at the moment... on my phone the Facebook FINAL starts in 5seconds, the BETA 8seconds... and the FINAL runs more smoother than BETA...

chmun77 says:

Most importantly, is the late notifications bug fixed? Can we receive real time updates now with Facebook messenging? If not,  forget it.

mjrtoo says:

Just use the built in system, sheesh..

liammatho says:

You could, but the built in system doesn't work for group chats, which sucks

Montpbm says:

You use it, we should have a full functional app just like everyone else

chmun77 says:

What's with the "sheesh"?? C'mon! We cannot even do proper facebook chat with the crappy built in message app. And we can't even like comments posted by others, nor can we know who like our posts.
Are you really a smart phone user I wonder.... Go try Android and see how advanced its platform is....

Raesu says:

You should turn on fb in the built in messaging app.

mapleleafs89 says:

Then you appear online to others 24/7, it needs to show the mobile icon - not green for onlne.

Chef316 says:

Can you change your online status to hidden?

Raesu says:

Yes, in the online pivot of messaging, a circle at the bottom lets u change status, including appear offline

Change ur status to invisible

John20212 says:

I just hate when they are so lazy as not to include a change log.
And this has become a comon practice in the Windows 8 and 8.1 Store;
I guess I will stop updating apps without change logs as based on the developers the update changes nothing.

Josh Harman says:

Pfff... That sounds like a great idea. *sarcasm*

AFuentesJr says:

The messaging integration has sucked from day 1...I don't get why it's so horrible, is it that hard to fix?

mjrtoo says:

Come on guys, use the built in messaging, it's 'right there'

AFuentesJr says:

That's the problem @jmag24...the messages almost never reach the built in integration.

It has started working very fine since three to four weeks dude....dont know why u complaining....its working well for almost everyone....

dvasudreddy says:

Are you kidding, it never works for me..

donebrasko says:

It works for me but there is no group messaging and you cant send pictures

Yeah! Works for me too and that too very well...just as donebrasko said ...i hate the fact that there is no group chats and no image support....but it really works well though from some time...

I'm with you. WP was about the integrated experiences. I wonder if all of the trouble with carriers blocking updates is the reason that Microsoft decided to start building apps, instead of integrating the features into the OS. It must be that carriers can't block app updates, but they can block OS updates.

Chef316 says:

They started building apps because that's what "everyone wants" that is coming to WP from another platform. People want apps, apps and more apps. There are people that refuse to use the integration as well and will only use official apps.

wpguy says:

I refuse to use any integrated social media functionality, especially FB, because I don't want FB to have access to the contact information on my phone.

jrnag24 says:

Facebook for Windows 8.1 also had an update

kenzibit says:

I'm still able to log in once and it refuces to open again :-( why can't it be like Twitter?

terrokkinit says:

I personally like the beta better myself, but as with all beta releases, they're not for everyone. If you prefer solid releases of apps that aren't buggy, stick with your guns and use the official release.

Cupidokidz says:

Still unable to update status with pictures.

neel07 says:

Handover that Facebook app to Rudy Hyun....,the right person to take in charge

+1520!!! It will be yet another most beautiful+functional Facebook app out there. Wikipedia and 6tag I use are fantastic; better than officials on iOS.

ahmadsamhann says:

they should hire Rudy, or let him develop for it. he is the best WP dev imho, period

Brad Billman says:

Do notification work for anyone with the Facebook app? It has never worked for me

neel07 says:

It works for me...,though late

And that too , many duplicates for one notifications and that too a bit late...

Josh Harman says:

They have been working for me... for the past month or so.

frostieDE says:

Here is what I noticed (but maybe the changes refer to a prior update):

  • Settings > Notifications: no "new messages" option anymore
  • Settings > About (in German it says "Info"): you can check for updates there and enable/disable auto-update check

ncxcstud says:

Does the Facebook app suffer from the 5+ toast notifications and showing 50+ icon notifications on the tile like the beta? Sheesh that's annoying...

Yes it too behaves the same

Josh Harman says:

IDK, never seen that before.

MaXi32 says:

The best app. Faster than 6tag.

donebrasko says:

Are we able to send pictures in messaging again?

leo74 says:

I still use the built in option and occasionally simply Facebook mobile. Don't need an app for that :)

Yeah, more FB integration would be ideal.

..Hey on my nokia lumia 520 on tiles it constantly shows same notification which i've already seen....like XYZ tagged you in photo...even though i open it & see the photo the update on tile remains there for long time...any specific setting i dont know of?

mranonym says:

Starts very faster in WP7. :)

afgzee says:

this fb app is a complete joke, its so damn slow and its taking them YEARS to add minor features WHAT THE F***???
I have really had enough of this crap now get your damn arse moving

Shayx says:

yet another usless update.
i don't see any improvements.
seriuysly why won't facebook develop one by themselves?
this is going to long. i don't see how people will think to abandon iOS or android
if this is the treatment we get from MS itself.

mr toes says:

But . . But it does feel faster :'(

spazzmeister says:

No it doesn't. I receive messages on my iPad 5 minutes before it shows up on my Lumia. Sometimes it doesn't appear until half an hour later. Plus the no images factor really lets WP down. Its bad. I have to use my SG3 for heavy messaging with my gf. GDR3 didn't resolve this issue sadly...

dancunder says:

I was experiencing a bug before the update - the app wouldn't show new messages or notifications unless I went into each inbox. That is fixed now and I see unread messages and new notification on the top bar.

jamz82277 says:

I really would like to see mass adoption of this platform but things like this are the bottom line as to why it hasn't been so widely adopted. If multiple other platforms can get timely notifications on their app I cannot understand why MS can't seem to get them working on an app They built. The Windows 8.1 FB app works flawless with notifications, so the premise that their systems don't "talk to each other" is moot now. Get it right or you will see adoption then abandonment, one case after another for lack of Basic functionality that is easily found on Free phones on any other platform.

Chi28n2k says:

Facebook built the Windows 8.1 app themselves. That's what a little "1st Party" love, will do, for you. MS shouldn't have to be building this app. Facebook should be mindful of their millions, of users, on WP, themselves.

dxtr says:

Can someone please answer why it's not possible to see files and docs in my Facebook Groups?

evans_vn says:

The function that shows who is online doesn't work!