Official Facebook app for Windows Phone updated with new UI

Official Facebook app for Windows Phone updated with new UI
It seems like today is a big day for apps being updated with redesigned user interfaces. Skype for Android has gotten a UI overhaul, and Microsoft has unified the look of OneNote across platforms. Now, it looks like the official Facebook app for Windows Phone has also been updated with a brand new UI. Although, some users may not be all that impressed, because the new UI still doesn't make the app look like a native Windows Phone app. 

The new UI makes the app look essentially like the Facebook apps that you'll find on Android and iOS. The News Feed looks the same; the app has the same left-side navigation drawer, and right-side chat list; and, it has the same Facebook buttons up at the top that you'll see on any Facebook property. This is 100% a Facebook app, but definitely not a Windows Phone app. 

The update does add support for Timeline support and more, so it's getting a solid feature set, but the UI will definitely stick out like a sore thumb on your WP8 device. If you want to give the app a try, you can grab the update from the Windows Phone Store

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35 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

woohoo

11. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Did you all get the update? I haven't. Will I get it if I have a Windows 7.5 device?

12. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I was abt to ask the same thing. Well im on 7.8 . There shouldn't be any reason why we shouldn't get it though. Hopefully they got the chat thing fixed.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You have to wait a very Looooooooong time

2. HASHTAG unregistered

Looks nice! Can't wait until I get my hands on the Samsung ATIV S Neo!

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

what...?.....no nokia. oh com'on

5. HASHTAG unregistered

I would go for a Nokia, but I have Sprint who apparently doesn't like Nokia or WP8.

21. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

akki what's wrong? it's his choice,... maybe he prefers Samsung,.. maybe he prefers higher specs, better updates ((since Samsung is the best in terms of updates maybe he always wants to be up to date.))

22. Alexander_K

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

We're talking about WP8 devices and you say Samsung is the best.... Hello? Where have you been? Samsung can't compete with Nokia on Windows Phone... they are too afraid to even try.

33. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

they are too arfraid to try. Hmm, if Samsung would care for WP or see any true profit from it, they would be able to compete with nokia or even surpass it. If they would take for example SGS4, change the design a bit, make it ouf of kevlar or glass, like nexus 4, put S800 in it, AMOLED and start marketing and nokia will have some serious trouble. Microsoft also asks for too much money to licence WP, android is freaking free(open-source). The only reason why Nokia is leading WP is that no-one else gives a damn about WP.

36. Alexander_K

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

For one thing you're right Samsung can't make profit from WP. But it's not because it's a bad platform but because they tried with the ATIV S and they failed miserably. And also Nokia makes profit from WP. It's easy to say you don't give a damn about something when you've failed, it's a great excuse. If you make a device for a platform it means you care, so Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Acer, Dell - they all cared enough, they just failed to compete with Nokia. Deal with it.

25. lorenzattractor unregistered

They are better with updates with Android, but not with Windows Phone. Nokia releases updates faster on WP than any other OEM.

4. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

dont know why PA hates WP so much.first they say UI is same as in android app then they say UI is sucks.really?

7. HASHTAG unregistered

Which is why I usually go to WP Central for news about Windows.

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Because that isn't bias at all!

26. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Ironic.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True the ui really sucks. Yuck.

34. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm sorry, could you explain that again? I'm having trouble understanding how it comes off as "hating WP" to want the official Facebook app to have the Metro UI rather than the Android UI.

6. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Hey PA! When you post using this app will it say "via Facebook for Windows Phone" still?

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

YES..

8. Gizzy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Long awaited, looks great.

9. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

It seems this update is unavailable for my wp7.8 again. Never WP no more!

13. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Im on 7.8 to using an HTC Radar . You don't think were gonna get it . Why shouldn't we??

17. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Cause that's how it's been ever since WP8 was announced. Despite their promises, WP7 users are being left in the dark. Almost every app that's announced or comes with an update says that the app/update is not available on my phone, not available in my area, that I might need to update my phone, etc. Sorry mate, but Windows phone just lacks severely in app support. I kinda liked it, but it's these kind of things that drive me nuts. I'm done with the platform.

23. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

to all of the WP 7.5 and 7.8 users it will be coming soon.

29. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Ya I guess the workaround for now if you want full functionality is just going to the mobile website on the browser.

31. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Discovered it's missing some stuff too. Lol Like I said always something right.

30. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Ya I guess it's always something right. I actually even was surprised there was no battery percentage status app untul I found a homebrew one that works on current unlocked phone im using. I still like WP better then Android etc overall right now due to ease, no app crashing, & better battery life.

32. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

True, that's why I'm probably going for iOS soon. All the apps, no hassle. At least that's what I'm hoping for...

10. papss unregistered

So I thought the Facebook app was done by M$? Whatever, I'm just glad there is good support on the platform

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