Facebook For Windows Phone 2.8 Now Available

By Alexandra Burlacu email: a.burlacu@mobilenapps.com | Jan 02, 2013 01:11 PM EST

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Social networking is a big part of many users' daily lives, and Facebook for Windows Phone just got an upgrade to version 2.8.

The Facebook version 2.8 for Windows Phone, however, does not come with an explicit change log, so it's difficult to determine what exactly is new with this update.

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The previous upgrade, version 2.7, brought along many bug fixes and performance enhancements, and this new version likely does the same. The new update is expected to offer improved performance and better live tile notifications capability.

Based on how it looks, it seems that the updated app now sports a double-wide tile, and the banner's content will depend on the user's banner image or last status update.

The app description at the Windows Phone Store, however, does not specifically list the new features of this upgrade. Moreover, except for the improvement in overall app performance and live tile notification mentioned above, no clear tweaks are clearly seen in the new version.

"Facebook for Windows Phone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can post status updates, receive Live Tile updates, check your news feed, review upcoming events, check in to places, manage your inbox, upload photos, publish notes, accept friend requests, pin Places and Messages as Tiles, and look at your friends' photos, walls and info" reads the app description.

"And don't forget about Facebook Chat - it's built into the Messaging app on your Windows Phone. New for WP8: Improved performance, support for multiple resolutions and tile sizes plus more!"

Facebook launched back in 2004, and is currently the world's most popular social networking service. Founded by current CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Savarin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, the service was initially available only for Harvard students.

More users were allowed to join over time, and Facebook is now the undisputed leader in social networking, with over one billion users worldwide. Moreover, Facebook is the top online identity provider, as the vast majority of Facebook users have registered using their real identities rather than some obscure nicknames and fictional data.

In recent times an increasing number of users accessed the social network via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, prompting Facebook to adapt to current trends. The social networking company has made significant efforts to make its service easily accessible for all of its members, whether they are iOS, Android, or Windows Phone users.

The latest update to version 2.8 of Facebook for Windows Phone aims to provide better functionality and further support this shift to mobile. Get the latest version here.

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