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Only a few bugs
Facebook has been much improved on the iPhone. It's good enough that my main complaints with Facebook have nothing to do with the app.
It does appear to crash from time to time. Many times, when I go into the app, it looks the same as when I left it earlier. At least once a day, it shows a blank screen and then goes through a sequence indicating that it's starting up after a crash. I can't tell if this is by design or not. I do have crash reporting turned on, so they'll get notified if it is, in fact, crashing.
There is a significant flaw in the app. If someone certified makes a post, the white check mark in a blue circle does not appear like I think it should on the post. If someone takes a screen shot of a post, you can't tell right away if the poster is certified or not.
My biggest gripe with Facebook is the overemphasis on birthdays. I have enough friends that my News Feed is sometimes flooded with 40 posts wishing someone a happy birthday. I would like to tone this down to a one-line announcement.
Chat Availability Option
I'm not sure why this wasn't fixed a year ago... But you have a "chat availability option" that allows you to make it so you don't appear online. It works just fine on a desktop/laptop. But if you use the mobile app it doesn't and has not ever worked. It would be great if you could fix that. People don't want everyone knowing every second they look at their notifications.
Also... The new "block messages" function is great. BUT should also be available to place on all contacts instead of separately each 900 people you are friends with. Sometimes some people don't want to be disturbed by people.
Page Admin Disappointment
I have a Facebook page, Confessional Slam. As a page admin, the old versions were great because you could invite people to like your page if they liked a post on that page. It helped increase traffic tremendously. Now, that button has been replaced with an "Add Friend" button which is not convenient at all. Who wants to add people to get page likes? And who would even add random people just based on the fact that they liked your page's post? The "Invite" button is much better for pages. I have a small page with less than 200 likes. Now it will take longer for the likes on the page to build. This is a major disappointment.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Aug 18, 2016
- Version: 62.0
- Size: 163 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © Facebook, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.