Facebook Beta for Windows Phone 8/8.1 has picked up a big due update with UI changes and various improvements. This update was also mentioned at Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore Reddit AMA. The update brings the popular app up to version 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) for those on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, respectively. Change log is as follows –
- Updated design
- Improved performance
- Video upload
- Support for additional languages
The new UI design in 5.3 includes a News Feed text banner at the top with a Search button and list of current contacts online. Below the new header are five icons, which include quick access to News Feed, Friend Requests, Messages, Notifications and your profile. Now there are three buttons in bottom mainly to update status, upload a photo/video and to share your location.Besides the new UI design, there is, of course, the usual ‘improved performance’ and additional languages support, making this quite a significant update.
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