Saturday, 23 February 2013

Release of Facebook v5.5 For iOS; Features Improved Button Design and Free Calls Directly

The official Facebook app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has been released with version 5.5, and features a brand-new button design which makes it easier to comment, like and share posts in the News Feed. The new button design isn’t so due to vanity, rather to aid functionality. When you’re looking to quickly pass comment, share or like something which pops up on your News Feed, the new buttons make things just that little bit more streamlined.

The share button to repost stories from your News Feed, which is now available in multiple languages, and although it’s only a minor alteration, it lessens the potential for confusion.

The feature which allows you to call friends for free right from Facebook, although it is currently available to those residing in the United States and Canada only. While the calling feature is free, it is a VoIP service akin to Skype, so you will need an existing data plan in order to enjoy the service.

If you’re an active Facebook user then you already have the app installed on your iOS device. Otherwise, navigate to the App Store app, and tap on the Update button in order to get your fill of Facebook version 5.5.

Mark Zuckerberg promised last year that Facebook would be giving more emphasis on the mobile scene, and ever since the emergence of version 5.0, Facebook has been the kind of app required to serve such a significant user base of over a billion users. 

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