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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11 Comments

1. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

droid FB still is much nicer it seems.

2. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

4. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

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

5. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

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

10. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

This looks great!

3. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

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

6. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

9. christony1120

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 07, 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

7. ps316

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

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

8. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

11. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

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