Facebook for iPhone updated to 3.5

Facebook for iPhone has been updated and brings a few new features and many improvements including the ability to tag friends and places in posts.

  • Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
  • Added the ability to share external links from a web view
  • Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
  • Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site.
  • Improved Notifications Speed
  • Fixed a number of Chat bugs
  • Made it easier to select filters in News Feed
  • Fixed a bug with the notifications bar disappearing
  • Fixed a number of Photos bugs
  • Improved performance and stability overall

Facebook for iPhone is available for free.

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Sky Bluu says:

Not live in Australia yet.

Josh Hofer says:

Still filled with bugs, as expected. I just don't understand how such a powerful company and have such a piss poor app. Blows my mind.
The friends request bug is still there -- never shows me having any requests unless I go into Friends and click on Requests. Then I see them. However, the badge on the Friends icon never updates to reflect those requests. The app is still painfully slow, even on wifi. And I have two "Photos" icons as Favorites, and when posting with the app, it still says 'via mobile' rather than 'via iPhone' like it used too. I assume that is a quick API fix... but I don't know.

Gregory Cortez says:

Man, it's about time they finally let you tag friends in a post and have "fixed" a lot of the annoying bugs in the app. Hopefully this update makes the Facebook app not the worst app in the app store.

George Fievet says:

Did Facebook pull this? I keep being told there's an update but that the item I want to purchase is no longer available.

Josh Hofer says:

It's probably still propagating into all of the Apple App Store servers. Assuming it wasn't actually pulled, you should be able to find the update if you keep tapping to see if they're any updates.

George Fievet says:

I can see the update but I'm not allowed to download it. Boo...

Josh Hofer says:

ahhhh, misunderstood. Maybe they are about to yank it then and replace with the right build? If you look down at the standalone comment I made a few minutes back, you'll see v3.5 still isn't that much to write home about :/

Jonathan Seals says:

It seems like the only reason this was released is to get rid of the secret iPad app.

4forkssake says:

By all accounts if you are using the iPad interface via the FaceForward jailbreak tweak on your iPad this update breaks that too.
Keep away if you want to still use the hidden iPsd interface!

Matt says:

I downloaded the update but do not have the ability to tag anyone. I have seen screen's of what the new pages should look like but do not have them. Any idea's?

Ginnymuse says:

I don't have that ability either

valkraider says:

Your facebook account has to have been updated to the "new" profile system that they started rolling out next week.
Yeah, they don't mention any of this in the iOS app features list...

Arse-bot says:

Has anyone verified this?

Mani Mirza says:

Can I tag friends in comments and other posts ?? Thnxxx :))

Tommy says:

Uhhh you might want to hold off from updating to version 3.5. Here's why http://www.ijailbreak.com/applications/warning-facebook-3-5-update-remov...

born2vape says:

Notifications actually work now which is nice. Haven't noticed any problems so far. After I updated and closed the app and reopened before testing. I haven't tested everything yet but it seems improved but could be better.

dloveprod says:

I thought we were finally getting an iPad app, let down.

DeLeon Hughes says:

Glad they made these changes. Much needed. Now Facebook is complete. Or very close!

evollime23 says:

Reinstalled update. Still can't tag friends in posts or comments other than that everything else is working fine. Chicago native here

Mr.G_81 says:

How do you tag some one I can't figure it out?

evollime23 says:

Reinstalled the app but haven't been able to tag friends in posts or comments. Chicago native here

guest says:

My Update Status is still the same. White box, black background, and still can't tag friends. Whats wrong?

Pattie Goza says:

Mine is too. The main profile screen is different but no little guys down at the bottom of the status update to tag or anything.

MikeDoan says:

How? I can't even tag in a post?

Jack says:

I just updated the Facebook app for my iPhone 4. Everything is updated like the streamlining of profiles and such but the major update, the ability to tag friends in status updates is not there. There is no bar that allows me to do that. Is anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it?

valkraider says:

Your facebook account has to have been updated to the "new" profile system that they started rolling out next week.
Yeah, they don't mention any of this in the iOS app features list...

Pattie Goza says:

yes! I am having the same problem. I have an iPhone 4 and I am also up to date on all version for iTunes and iphone.

Mikedoan says:

Doesn't actually help...

Michael Derro says:

HORRIBLE UPDATE! After updating Facebook, it just constantly loads. Can't do anything with it. Only way i got it to work was deleting it and reinstalling it.

ganthonyv says:

After I installed the update I can't even post a status update. This app is so annoying. I uninstalled and reinstalled and still can't update my status. Anyone else having this issue

Pattie Goza says:

Yea, I tried deleting and reinstalling as well. No go.

Patrickweeks77 says:

I am still having the bad connection message when you switch from news feed to chat does it less but it still does it. Loading times have increased and I can't tag anyone in pictures. Update sucks

ItsBerto XD says:

Is anyone else having issues with notifications? It keeps barking at me with the same notifications every once in a while even when iv already seen it/ replied/ and replied a LONG TIME ago, im getting notifications repeatedly that i already saw hours ago. -.- its annoying