The iOS Facebook app was updated today with some fairly significant new features that include the ability to send real gifts to your friends if you live in the United States. These include things like gift cards and charity donations. Among other things this new update for the iOS Facebook app includes a new UI for messaging friends, the ability to upload multiple photos and more.
You can take a look at the entire changelog for Facebook for iOS v5.1 in the quoted area below.
Now it’s easier to chat with your friends and share multiple photos.
- Swipe left anywhere in the app to quickly see who’s available and send a message
- Add friends you message most to the top of your Favorites
- Share multiple photos fast
- Give real gifts to your friends using Facebook Gifts (US-only)
- When sending messages, see who’s active so you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply
Some users have reported that upon updating to this new version of Facebook their newsfeed stops functioning. I have had no issues after updating to Facebook for iOS v5.1, but you have been warned. You can downloaded Facebook for iOS v5.1 from the direct link below.
Download Facebook for iOS v5.1 [iTunes Link]
Let us know what you think of the new features in the comments section.