Facebook for Windows Phone treated to a massive design overhaul, new features in store as well

Facebook for Windows Phone treated to a massive design overhaul, new features in store as well
The Windows Phone version of the arguably most popular social network globally, Facebook, has been revamped and now comes with a greatly-altered design. Most of the new features (as well as the new design) have arrived directly from the beta version of the app. Luckily, the overhaul did not only change the looks of the app, but added a slew of new features as well. These will probably aid Facebook in expanding its 341-million mobile-only user base. At least on Windows Phone, that is.

As Facebook has already forced most of its mobile users to download its standalone messaging app, Facebook Messenger, the WP version of the social network is now fully integrated within its Messenger, which arrived on the platform several months ago. This means that users are enabled to switch between the duo in a seamless and convenient fashion.

Additionally, fans of the app will be able to shoot and upload videos directly to the WP version of Facebook. Another spic and span implementation is the scored support for the People Hub. The latter will only work on Windows Phone 8.1 devices and allows the Facebook app to take care of the contacts, events, and photos in your People Hub. While this might not be the most notable and important addition, the improved overall performance of the app probably is - after all, performance enhancements are always welcome, aren't they?

Are you using Facebook on Windows Phone? Is the new design worthy of your "like"? Share your thoughts below.

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source: Microsoft via Phone Scoop

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27 Comments

1. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Great improvement, I must say!

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oops....someone just went material UI

3. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

material

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Looks like Material UI with iOS7 color scheme, and pictures 2, 3 and 5 remind me a bit of Google Now card UI.

16. Rathish.silver

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I feel both iOS and Android copied WindowsPhone flat design :)

28. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Facebook had gone to the first UI on WP8. do you remember it?

5. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

It's actually Modern UI but since Material is heavily inspired by Modern UI it looks really similar. Especially the picture with the Like button highlighted.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This ones actually a mix, but you're right, they are all pretty much inspired by Modern design, Metro design... This is just the way things look in 2014... Doesn't matter where it came from,,, it just looks good.. And, I'm glad all OS's are using elements from Modern design because now all of them look up to date, instead of having that old 2008 look... Times change!

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

This actually looks better, like Metro UI done right, white theme looks better.

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Have no idea what Material is, but the UI is now much more in line with the Metro/Modern WP UI = a good thing.

9. johndanvic

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

The design of this Facebook for WP app was already in use in its Beta app, weeks before Google announced Android L and its Material UI.

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

That's true....

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's why the article mentioned that... If you'd read it.. Lol!!

21. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

that's defo not material

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Best FB app yet!!! It's a pretty good mix of Modern, and traditional FB desing, and is definitely the best performing FB app on WP so far... Good job on whoever made this app for WP.... I think MS did..

13. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

Rodney it looks great, now it is time to add the missing features to it. Proud Lumia 1020 owner here. Yes MS made it and I really like the Green 1520

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Go to the app, and submit your ideas for any missing features!!!.. They won't know if you don't tell them!!!!!!

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What missing features ?

19. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

I guess that would be the photos in the comment section. Not having that sucks. I miss out on all the funny memes people post in the comment section :( But other than that, yeah, its great. Im now using the app more than the web version. However would like the timeline to show more from my friends post, and thats it.

12. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

the beta is better

18. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Most of the users don't know that there is a beta app for facebook...

20. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

interesting how Facebook respects even WP's guidelines but not Android's

22. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What do you mean ?

23. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Oh me! Still using paper but I like the way this turned out.

24. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I like this appearance :)

25. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Last update was good, this is better... I am not heavy FB user, but the changes are noticeable.

26. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Facebook on Android is crap .. compare to iOS and WP. -_-

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