A tour of the new Facebook for iPhone 3.0 App

Facebook App for iPhone 3.0 has been submitted to the App Store and it’s only a matter of time before it’ll be available for us to download. Here’s a list of new features in version 3.0:

1. The “new” News Feed
2. Like
3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
4. Notes
5. Pages
6. Create new photo albums
7. Upload photos to any album
8. Zoom into photos
9. Easier photo tagging
10. Profile Pictures albums
11. A new home screen for easy access to all your stuff, search, and notifications
12. Add your favorite profiles and pages to the home screen
13. Better Notifications (they link to the comments so you can reply)
14. Quickly call or text people right from the Friends page
15. Messages you are typing will be restored if you quit or are interrupted by a phone call

Apart from these features, video uploads were also added at the last minute by Joe Hewitt, the developer behind the iPhone App. Some pictures have been uploaded to the Facebook for iPhone page on Facebook which shows what’s in store for us.

The new home screen provides quick access to different features. Events have also been added with the ability to RSVP. Notes are also a new addition.

Zooming has been finally added to photos as well as easier photo tagging than before.

Profile pages look much cleaner now, although it’s not obvious if they’ve added filters for wall posts and Facebook apps. Tapping the profile picture will now take you to the profile picture album. Earlier you had to go to photos to access it.

The like button has been added to the mobile app. Along with the comments, it really resembles the desktop website now.

Favorite profiles and pages added to the home screen. Notice the notifications bar at the bottom which will alert you of new comments and other notifications. Clicking on the notification will take you to that one so you can reply to it.

  Quick access to call or text your friends. Friends and pages are separately categorized.

News Feed also looks similar to the desktop Facebook website now and shows the number of like by people under each item.

This new App is expected to be available in the App Store for download any day now. Joe Hewitt has started work on Facebook for iPhone 3.1 now. Hopefully, 3.1 will add iPhone Push support for selective notifications.

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