facebook

Microsoft is pushing for a major refresh on their Facebook apps, with Windows Phone 8 getting a major overhaul earlier this week and Windows 8.1 counterpart nipping at its heels. Although Christmas may have come in the middle, it’s clear Microsoft has a plan to keep these apps in tiptop shape.

If your Store has refreshed your apps, then you should be sitting on the version 1.2.0.12 of Facebook for Windows 8.1. It’s a fairly big update with a decently detailed changelog, let’s take a look.

More →
10
loading...
143
loading...
75
loading...
0
loading...

Facebook may have an official app for Windows 8.1 but they haven't yet released an app to manage your Facebook Pages. Luckily, Imagination Overflow has FB Pages Manager. Does that name ring a bell? That's because they make the popular Windows Phone app. Now the company has released a Windows 8 app by the same name and it is quite useful for managing content on the fly with your Windows 8 tablet.

More →
3
loading...
89
loading...
40
loading...
0
loading...

Just in time for the holidays, the official Facebook app has received its 5.2.x update today. That’s the same set of overhauls that the beta received last month, which really improved how the app works for notifications and Live Tile updates.  

The last time the main development line of Facebook was updated, according to our records, was way back in October with version 5.1.2.0. During that time, the beta has had numerous updates to test out new features.

So what’s new in version 5.2.1? Read on as this is much more than just bug fixes and speed improvements!

More →
15
loading...
264
loading...
37
loading...
0
loading...

If you're frequently online using multiple social networks, you may feel overwhelmed at times when looking at main feeds, especially if you're following numerous sources. Luckily, there are some services out there that enable you to group, filter and manage your social accounts. One of said services is iSwarm (www.iswarm.com), which has just launched on Windows Phone 8.

More →
1
loading...
10
loading...
20
loading...
0
loading...

Following on the heels of yesterday’s momentous update for the Facebook beta app for Windows Phone 8, its Windows 8.1 counterpart has also been bumped with some significant changes.

Last updated on November 13, this new version will sure to make many happy as there are slew of new changes and fixes for the popular social networking app. Let’s see what’s new!

More →
6
loading...
37
loading...
77
loading...
0
loading...

JDB Facebook and Social Scout Windows Phone apps (both from JDB Pocketware) have been around for some time now.  The two apps helped Windows Phone users keep track of all their Facebook updates and explore the location related side of Facebook.

The most recent updates ( version 1.6.7 for JDB Facebook and version 1.4.1 for Social Scout) provides deep integration that allows the two apps to work more as one in that you can launch Social Scout from within the JDB Facebook app.

More →
1
loading...
10
loading...
19
loading...
0
loading...

The official Facebook app for Windows 8 has been updated with some exciting new features. If you're an avid Facebook fan, you'll be pleased to learn that you are now able to download photos, as well as send them in messages. Another major improvement is the share charm support, enabling other Windows apps to share content with the social network.

More →
6
loading...
51
loading...
47
loading...
0
loading...

Update 5PM ET: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has Tweeted that Facebook is working on a fix right now. Stand by...

Facebook is one of the top social networks available today and is an important part of millions of lives. Windows Phone sports integration with the service, pulling content from the network for contacts and more. We've received reports that synchronising accounts appear to be failing, so what's going on? 

More →
2
loading...
44
loading...
31
loading...
0
loading...

Microsoft will be launching its second-generation of surface hardware soon. To celebrate, the company has been running sweepstakes on Facebook. We've somehow managed to miss this opportunity for you all to win some cool prizes. You'll need to hurry up and get involved as there are only three days left. As well as the sweepstakes, there's an Ultimate Surface Fan contest!

More →
2
loading...
30
loading...
27
loading...
0
loading...

Facebook on Windows Phone has been a hit and miss experience since it first launch a few years ago. The early versions of the app were riddled with performance issues and an overall lack of features. However, the Facebook Beta and subsequent updates to the official Facebook app have improved it tremendously. For the past year, Windows 8 hasn’t had a Facebook app either. That’s all changing with Windows 8.1 as the official Facebook app has finally hit the Windows Store. Details below.

More →
18
loading...
114
loading...
141
loading...
0
loading...

It’s Friday and that usually means Facebook beta updates and while that may still happen, this morning we have the non-beta app getting an update instead.

As you can imagine, Microsoft dogfoods and tests out new features in the beta where they eventually find their way into the official app for the masses. It’s usually a monthly event and that seems to be the case here as version 5.1.1.0 is now available, putting it slightly ahead of the beta (version 5.1.0.6).

While there is no changelog from Microsoft for Facebook, we could surmise it includes those performance enhancements, greater language support, improved chat options and more, which were all found in the beta.

More →
2
loading...
0
loading...
51
loading...
0
loading...

FB Pages Manager for Windows Phone essentially helps you stay on top of administrating your Facebook pages (hence the name). The app sports numerous features that are absent from the official Facebook app and is a must-have should you regularly interact with your Facebook page(s) on a daily basis. The app has recently been bumped to version 1.5 and we're looking at a sizeable update with a strong list of new features, joined by fixes and alterations.

More →
1
loading...
30
loading...
47
loading...
0
loading...

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.

More →
7
loading...
97
loading...
77
loading...
0
loading...

Earlier this evening we reported that the updated Facebook app for Windows Phone 7.x was submitted to the Store. At the time, it was unclear from Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore if the app still needed approval or how long it would take to be published.

We can now report as of 10PM ET, the new Beta of the app is available for download.

The app uses the same Beta link for the Windows Phone 8 version, found below, though its version number is 3.1.0.2, as opposed to the 5.1.02 found for newer devices. Otherwise, the app appears to be exactly the same besides a few subtle differences.

More →
10
loading...
0
loading...
83
loading...
0
loading...

After months of waiting, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore just announced on Twitter that yes, the Facebook app for Windows Phone 7.x with the updated UI and features, has been submitted to the Store.

No ETA was given on when it would be available and it’s unclear if it still needs to pass certification or if it is being published as we speak, but we’ll keep an eye out as soon as it goes live.

More →
3
loading...
0
loading...
42
loading...
0
loading...

Pages