Facebook for iPhone 3.5 [iTunes link] now lets users tag friends and places in posts and share external links from the web view. It also makes it easier to control who can see what posts, matching the enhanced controls now available on Facebook.com. The app also features redesigned Profile and Group walls, making it both more streamlined and clean.
Additionally, Facebook fixed a number of bugs and made some performance enhancements. We really like the update and are especially impressed with Facebook’s new privacy options tour that accompanies the app the first time it is launched.
On the downside, 9to5 Mac reports that Facebook has taken this update opportunity to remove the Facebook for iPad code that accidentally leaked in July. An official iPad app remains missing in action.
Let us know what you think of the new update in the comments.
New Privacy Controls
This pop-up guide launches when you start Facebook for iPhone after installing the update.
Tour: Groups Control
A status update tagging a person and a location.
Status Privacy Options
You can select the audience and/or friends list for your post controls.
Status Privacy Selection
Profile Wall View
The layout and “About” section are slightly modified and more streamlined.
Groups Wall View
The wall view for Groups is more streamlined as well.
Share External Links
External links can now be shared within Facebook.
External Link Preview
A preview of an external link share.
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