UPDATED: Facebook for iPhone sneaks in UI changes in recent update

Facebook for iPhone received an update today, and despite being absent from the release notes, profile pages have received a UI change. The change brings uniformity to the app in that you will find Share Photo and Write Post buttons across the top of profile pages. These are similar to the Photo, Status, and Check-in buttons on the news feed.

Here are the traditionally cryptic release notes that Facebook did include with the update:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Improved security

I am always bothered when Facebook doesn't inform us exactly which of the many bugs have been fixed, so if you've discovered what some of them are, please let us know!

What do you think about the new profile pages?

UPDATE: @SohrobN has let us know that you can now save photos with the Facebook app! Just tap the arrow while viewing a photo and tap Save Photo.

UPDATE: Yet another hidden feature has been discovered: the ability to turn HD VIdeo Recording on or off. You can do this within the

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Kumar245 says:

I hope this security update is with SSL in their app

kayno says:

They also changed the UI if the comments section..

Riley Freeman says:

finally started to get push notifications for when someone clicks "like":

Artmanrocks says:

Sometimes the previous version of the app would crash if I scrolled up fast... that doesn't seem to be happening since I updated...

mlfgc says:

They fixed a photo album bug where photos after the 60th didn't load
Also caching issues seeing the wrong photos after posting.

Blogger Saurav says:

Updating the app to see if they fixed bugs regarding places in iOS 3.1.3 !
Will notify shortly !

calsccr9 says:

I just want to be able to like comments without going through the Newsfeed. Is that too much to ask?

Blogger Saurav says:

The places bug is fixed ! And the black bar at the top is just so weird !

Lowe Wesley says:

They added a Save Picture option too when you view a photo

Socalifred323 says:

Landscape viewing added to the iPad

Brianhomicide says:

I have it on my iPhone as well.

Gav says:

In the previous version I kept getting badged as if I had a new message or comment by a friend when it was the same one I cleared several times. This version seemed to have fixed that bug.

Avenged110 says:

Still sucks. I hate the fb app

Knotbasic says:

Worst app ever. Full of bugs, as always.

Avenged110 says:

I must give them credit though, there is now a landscape view for the "homescreen"

EagleyeSmith says:

I've been waiting for that to be added for so long. I was shocked to see it was in landscape mode. I'm glad it's there.

Yoboy6658 says:

lanndscape is for pussies..

Tweger01 says:

Let Belinda Elena Espinoza I'll help redo her room.

Dave says:

I still cannot access Places - have not been able to now for a while!

Jan says:

Now in Settings.app if you click on Facebook you get on option to turn on Record HD video and two options for chat. I think they weren't been there before.

The Gnome says:

Being able to use lists is working again - it was broken for a few months. Now I can see the news feed of just people in particular lists vs. everything.
This was huge.

DeLeon Hughes says:

About time we can save photos from this app.

jonmark says:

Facebook app had always been buggy, but it was extra buggy once I started running the iOS 5 beta .. It seems with the update it's smoother now; no longer getting the "no internet connection" screen and I'm finally able to post comments again.

Piper says:

This is the worst up date to date. Although I've noticed it now has copy & paste. Of couse it's unreliable. But my biggest gripe is the news feed is never in the correct order & it changes that order each time it opens.

Andrés Rodríguez says:

The messages interface has also been modified.

Freddy says:

Chat updated ... Can hide now the keyboard, and vertical view for the
Menu unlike before

Aaron Matthew Kaiser says:

Here's another new feature: landscape home page layout!

Caisson says:

With this update, I can't post a comment on people's walls now. I thought it was my phone but think that it has something to do with the update on June 29. My screen looks exactly the same as above and looked different before. How do you all post on friend's walls now? Thanks.