Facebook for iOS updated, causing issues for many

Facebook has just updated their app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to version 5.1 which brings with it updates to make chat easier to access, a way to add favorites to the top of your chat panel, multi-photo upload, and more. Unfortunately, many users are reporting multiple issues with the new update as well.

The update release notes are as follows -

Now it's easier to chat with your friends and share multiple photos. - Swipe left anywhere in the app to quickly see who's available and send a message - Add friends you message most to the top of your Favorites - Share multiple photos fast - Give real gifts to your friends using Facebook Gifts (US-only) - When sending messages, see who's active so you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply

While the ability to upload multiple photos at once may be cause for celebration for some Facebook users, others are wishing they wouldn't have updated at all. We've received several reports from readers claiming that after the update they were unable to log in at all or the "Recent Updates" section of the update was blank.

Some users have reported that uninstalling the app and re-installing it fixed the issue while others aren't having any luck. If you've updated Facebook for iOS to version 5.1, are you experiencing any issues? If so, let us know what issues you're having in the comments.