Facebook for Windows Phone gets a nice speed bump

Facebook for Windows Phone gets a nice speed bump
It looks like Facebook has been pretty busy recently in working on its mobile app offerings on various platforms. First, we saw the iOS Facebook app go native, leading to big performance improvements. Then Facebook introduced its new Photo Sync option, and released a native-code version of the Android app as well. Now, the Windows Phone Facebook app is also getting a speed boost.

Unfortunately, Facebook version 4.1 for Windows Phone doesn't get any other added features, but the speed boost is quite noticeable. The other downside to the update is that it is not available for older Windows Phone handsets, and does appear to require Windows Phone 8. 

If you want to grab the update, it's available for free over at the Windows Phone Store

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8 Comments

1. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Wp fast growing OS

2. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Too bad they're not making an app for Windows 8. :-(

5. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

they have Facebook app on Windows 8

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They will probably release an update for WP7 at a later date, great to see them focussing on WP a bit.

4. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I barely use the Facebook app on my phone because of the PeopleHub. But this is a good thing for Windows Phone 8 users.

6. papss unregistered

Agreed. The people hub keeps me from visiting FB directly most of the time but still nice to see

7. azafirster

Posts: 44; Member since: May 01, 2012

Big Sighhhhhh..... now really thinking about ditching my 710.

8. potatosalad

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2012

still version 1.7 for WP7 users.

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