New app with 3D Touch: Facebook update brings 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s family

New app with 3D Touch: Facebook update brings 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s family
The official Facebook app now supports 3D Touch, the fancy new feature in the iPhone 6s series that allows you to press harder on the icon to get a pop-up menu with additional options.

For most users the app will automatically update and you should be able to use 3D Touch right away, but in case it hasn't you can go on the App Store to check whether it has updated to the latest version.

The update is a fairly minor one: there is still none of that Peek and Pop functionality we've seen in Mail, nor there is support for uploading Live Photos as far as we can see, so the only novelty is being able to 3D Touch on the Facebook icon. This will show you shortcuts to taking a photo/video, uploading one, or writing a post.

All of this is neat, but maybe not as useful as an update to Messenger would be, where we imagine you would be able to quickly go into recent conversations. The download link for the app is right below and also below, you can find a screenshot of the new functionality.



1. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It's a great feature. I hope galaxy s7 adds this..

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Don't worry, every flagship from now will have "Magic Touch" or whatever it'll be called

6. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Don't expect third parties to support Android's new "features" whatever they might be. Third parties rarely support Android's new "features" due to the fragmentation. They simply target ICS from *2011* Stay there.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This just made Facebook 10X better.

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Long press was invented long time ago, now apple rename it to 3D touch? wth lol android already has long press, but they will add like this option when we do long press. i give to apple +1 for this kind of feature. (not long press, but with long press you have nice options)

7. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Are you really that ignorant? Long Press is not the same thing as this Touch thing. Long Press requires tap and hold for about a second or so; however, 3D Touch is a quick press on the screen. iOS also has long press.

5. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

Yay, so this saves me a few seconds. Force Touch, or 3D Touch as Apple calls it has been underwhelming...I have yet to see any substantial uses (again, most apps' shortcuts are to save you from visiting just one screen, which would legit save you a couple seconds) and it's alarming when the initial 6S boot up does not even mention the feature or allow you to even demo it. It could show potential, but as of now, it's not necessary, feels rushed (given how many apps don't use it), lacks a killer app that really expresses WHY it's a must, and does nothing for me, personally, having moved from 6 to 6S (carrier switch, so made no sense to go from 6 to 6 anyways).

9. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

can't wait for my iphone6s plus space grey

10. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

So right now it's a joke because apple did it, but when Android Oems add it all of a sudden it will be a mega feature? Anyone that hasn't used 3D touch has no idea now awesome it is, it's not the same as long press by any means. It does not replace long press and adds a third dimension to clicking, 3D touch is the perfect name. Just wait, the second Android gets it, the groupies here will start to love it. Just watch, next year all Android Oems will add 3D touch Just like they added fingerprint scanners after touch ID and not after Moto did it with the Atrix.

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