Microsoft has announced today that Facebook for Windows Phone 8 has received a ‘major update’ that brings a ton of new features to the application including a complete overhaul of the user interface, improved navigation, support for high-res pictures, post sharing, Facebook Timeline view, and more.
The update is related to the feedback received from the Facebook beta program and Microsoft sincerely thanks those of you who have contributed feedback as it has directly shaped the release today. The update will also be pushed to the Windows Phone 7 platform later this summer but a specific date was not mentioned.
It is pivotal that Microsoft keeps the app momentum moving forward as it is typically the biggest criticism of the platform. With the release of iHeartRadio and Redbox, the app store is filling out and Microsoft should be applauded for their efforts on this front.
Microsoft encourages those of you who like living on the technical edge to sign up for the Facebook beta program as it helps the company include the features most requested by users for the next public release.
You can grab the app now from the Windows Phone Store on your phone and experience Microsoft’s latest efforts in creating a best-in-class Facebook application.
Source: Windows Phone Blog