Facebook for iPhone updated to 3.2.1 to fix bugs, deny Places to those outside US

Facebook 3.2.1 for iPhone

Yesterday saw the launch of Facebook 3.2 with Places support for iPhone, and today sees Facebook 3.2.1 with bug fixes and the explanation that Places is being rolled out slowly and is currently not available outside the US.

If this update solved any problems you were having, or clarified any confusion -- did it give you Places?! -- let us know!

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Facebook for iPhone updated to 3.2.1 to fix bugs, deny Places to those outside US


I never dloaded 3.2 because of all the claims of it not working for most people.. Figured since now its 3.2.1 they had fixed it.. Upgraded, now it doesn't work at all.

FB update does not work for JB users especially if u use biteSMS. U will have to go to sbSetting and disable biteSMS. That's how I got it to work!

Upgraded 3.2 yesterday and it worked for a few hours. Then had issues logging back in with error message, "Login Failed" Unable to connect to Facebook. Please try again later" Several attempts with uninstalling/reinstalling to 3.2.1 and rebooting the Iphone4 were unsuccessful.

@Element that is correct I uninstalled it and emailed biteSMS to report the issue. Their email address is help@bitesms.com make sure on the subject line you write NOT FAQ or otherwise you will get an auto reply! Good luck. This pisses me off!! 

I'm currently traveling in the USVI, the I was able to download the update this morning, but the new feature is not available here either. And this is a US Territory!

If u disable bitesms under sbsettings mobile substrate that disables quick reply and quick compose for bite which is the best part of that app.. Pfff

I am in the US, and I can't use Places.. I get the error: "this feature will be available in your region soon." grrr

I confirmed it, bitesms is the culprit. Location feature still "coming soon".
I live in Fort Knox, KY

love the new places icon, status update doesn't freeze anymore, neither does post. seems a bit faster and i'm all good to go.

Interesting, when I got this update, it didn't mention places (although I had already found out this morning there was no Canada support :()

It denies people IN the US also...im in the LA area in California and it says not available in my location lol

Thanks for the note about BiteSMS....I disabled that in SBSettings & now I can sign in to Facebook. I also emailed their suppose as suggested above...hopefully they'll get it fixed. I LOVE BiteSMS....

Here is biteSMS email REPLY:
Indeed the 3.2 update of Facebook seems to have introduced a compatibility issues with biteSMS. Please remember it's not biteSMS that introduced the issue it's facebook.
Internally in Facebook something is causing it not to work, now without the Facebook source code it's not going to be easy for us at biteSMS to locate the issue.
We are certainly trying hard to locate a workaround, but in perspective it's really going to be a long shot. Please apply some pressure to FB as well.
biteSMS team - Just as easy, but cheaper!

Downloaded 3.2 this morning. Worked fine. Places isn't available in my region, though. I think I'll hold off on 3.2.1 for now haha. I'm hoping that in addition to fixing the lag when commenting/updating status, it fixes the lag after you 'like' something.

JB iPhone 4 with SMSBite. Installed FB update and couldn't even log in. Deleted SMSBite, reinstalled FB and still no login. So does this FB update not work with JB iPhone ?? Help!?!?!

like the twitter style reload pull down option but notifications still dont push!!!!! is it just me or is anyone else having probs with these ???

Wait. Did the Facebook Dev straight up forget to implement the usage of the iPhone's location services? It's not even asking for them. That guy really doesn't have a good track record in terms of updates.

Working fine, on JB phone too. Just logged my location on FB. Kinda cool I guess. Having NO issues. 3.2.1 was the fix for me. Posts loading faster too.

THERE WE GO. I had to hard reboot my phone to get the location services to kick in. On a non-Jailbroken iPhone 4 with 4.0.2 FW btw.

I don't have BiteSMS but it's not working for me either. Page won't load error. it does work when I'm in safe mode though so there might be something in the mobile substrate add-ons that conflicts with it. I have irealSMS but turning it off in mobile substrate doesn't correct the problem. Perhaps it has the same problem as Gowalla since I can't get Gowalla to work unless I'm in Safe Mode also.

Downloaded 3.2 but not 3.2.1 after reading the comments. Places worked in SoCal after I also did a hard reboot.

Tried 3.2 and 3.2.1 neither worked so I downgraded. Maybe 3.2.2?
I also reported a bug through app store for both versions.

3.2.1 Is not letting me login. After I attempt to login, I am blocked even on Facebook.com, it tells me site is down for maintenance.

Does anyone else know how to get the "Exclude" privacy feature working when you post a status?
I choose exclude but then that's it... who am i excluding??

Just use the mobile facebook site via safari if you're not willing to give up biteSMS (like me). It's an acceptable workaround for now, and places functions just fine.

I am not able to login on Facebook new version 3.2.1 i am getting an error unable to connect please try again later.
I am using iPhone 3G with 3.1.2 OS Version.
Please help me.

I see others on my friends list that has it working, but when I click on my "check in", it just says "locating you" with the loading icon. Never goes away and I'm never located.... -Chicago-

i had to disable my bitesms for facebook. & my places work. i checked in yesterday & im in paterson, nj. anyone know a good quick msging app like bite but without the bugs??

I can't upload mobile pics anymore from the new fb app. Well they load but don't post to my page. Is anyone else having those problems?

After the most recent update, if I post a status update from my phone, it'll show on my wall but not in the live feed. No one can see unless they go to my page. Also it takes forever to upload any part of facebook! I'm definitely not liking the new app at all!

I updated my iphone 3 facebook app yesterday and now it crashes after the fully blue loading screen at the start, I wasn't having any problems so I'm contemplating downgrading it