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Facebook 2.3 for Windows Phone hands-on

Facebook 2.3 for Windows Phone hands-on
Religious Facebook users who happen to sport some kind of Windows Phone have something to be excited about, well, that’s because the official Facebook app for Windows Phone recently got updated to version 2.3. It’s not to say that the previous versions of the app were terrible, but rather, they were a bit limiting with their functionality. Thankfully, this version revamps the entire interface, while packing along some much-needed improvements to give Windows Phone owners something to be ecstatic about.

First and foremost, we adore the snazzier looking interface it’s sporting, as various photos litter the top portion of the interface – and in fact, images are rotated as we scroll through its various screens. Actually, it employs some of the same design cues found with Facebook’s new Timeline feature, which ultimately gives it a very personal touch. Moreover, we’re glad to see that we’re not experiencing any more delays when scrolling through long listings, and instead, it maintains the same fluid and instantaneous response in all areas.

Diving deeper into the app, there’s no question that its functionality has been expanded tremendously. And in all fairness, the experience follows perfectly to the desktop one, as we’re given the ability to check out who has “like” something, controls with privacy options with status posts, and a new hub that aggregates photos from the “Mobile Uploads” albums from our friends. All in all, the refinements found with this version are deep and felt throughout all aspects of the app. Honestly, we absolutely love the personal approach that the app brings to the table.

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posted on 15 Feb 2012, 14:54 2

1. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 260; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


droid FB still is much nicer it seems.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 15:07 13

2. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)


Really? I hate the Facebook app for android. Its really slow, and I know its not the phone because I have a galaxy nexus. I really like the metro look of WP7.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 20:00 2

4. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 389; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I like the looks equally. But the metro style is really cool!! And agreed. On my Thunderbolt it's slow as snail poop.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 21:29 2

5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Agreed, I hate the Facebook app on my Android. I use Friendcaster because it's tolerable

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 13:10

10. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


This looks great!

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 18:23 2

3. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


U think facebook on android is slow? Try the one on IOS and you might hate your phone.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 22:14 1

6. rsiders (Posts: 286; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I own an iPod and to be honest I think the IOS Facebook is really nicely done BUT come Friday I will be getting my Radar 4g and this new Facebook overhaul looks really great! I can't wait and now I can brag about the Facebook app instead of hiding it.

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 20:54 1

9. christony1120 (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


not really i mean the delay isnt even that bad (based on my ipod) i have and android and it just takes too long to load and scroll. thats why im changing to an iphone. i would change to a windows phone but there arent any i like on verizon

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 22:44 1

7. ps316 (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


This is really nice upgrade, no lag at all. New features are also good.. Great job!!!

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 02:00 1

8. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


wow! and im excited to get that! hohoo!! thank God they upgrade the old one this one rocks! :)

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 11:21

11. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 438; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


does anyone here have any issues on slow loading in facebook android?

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