Facebook iPad App Updated, Adds Ability to Share from News Feed and More

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The Facebook for iPad and iOS was updated yesterday, to Version 5.2. The headline new feature in this update is the ability share links directly from within the News Feed.

Here’s the full list of new features in this update:

Now you can share the best stories from your news feed with just one tap.
• New Share link to re-post stories from your news feed
• Tag your friends in any post, comment or photo
• Smileys, hearts and other emoji in messages
• To sort your feed, tap the button next to News Feed in the left sidebar

I installed the update last night and so far the new sharing feature works well for me. It might be just my imagination, but the News Feed also seems to update a bit quicker and more smoothly for me after this update – whereas the last Faecbook app update seemed to have made it very slow and sometime just plain unresponsive.

OK, iPad Facebook users – what do you think of this latest update?

Patrick Jordan

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3 thoughts on “Facebook iPad App Updated, Adds Ability to Share from News Feed and More

  1. The iPad app still sucks compared to just using Facebook on Safari on the iPad. For example, why does it insist on displaying pictures so large that they are cropped in the news feed?

  2. I did like the improved speed, but found some newsfeed posts weren’t getting displayed. I’m back to using the browser version, which also allows feeds you don’t like to be hidden.