New Windows Phone 8 Facebook beta lets you unfriend and unlike

Microsoft first launched the beta testing program for its internally developed, but still official, Facebook Windows Phone 8 app back in April and since then the app has received a number of updates to fix bugs and add new features. Today, yet another new update to the app was released to the wild and this one adds two features that should be used quite a bit.

The new 5.0.2.1 version of the Facebook app now lets users unfriend someone from inside the app for the first time. It also lets users unlike a page if they desire. Let's face it; if you use Facebook at all, there have been times when you wish you could go back and unlike a page that you thought was cool or unfriend someone that you really just don't know anything about. These two new additions will be welcomed by those of us who wish to do this on occasion.

In addition to those two features, the beta app fixes a bug that was causing the app to not clear its notification counts. Finally, the beta has some stability and performance improvements but specifics were not announced. So far, there's no word on when the Facebook Windows Phone 8 app will move out of its current beta stage.

Source: Windows Phone via WPCentral.com | Image via Facebook

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I have been using the beta for quite a while and I'm impressed by quality of the updates and features getting added. Pretty soon it will be on par with the iOS version, but it's not that far off already

BTW I moved from iOS to WP8 in April.

I fail to understand the criticism on this article. It provides information on a unique feature of Windows Phone Facebook app, which is worth knowing.

Liaqat_ali said,
I fail to understand the criticism on this article. It provides information on a unique feature of Windows Phone Facebook app, which is worth knowing.

i think its the obvious ignorance shown, due to it being well known that both Facebook and Facebook beta exist in a new model where features are first added to the beta app and then trickle down to the main app.

this has also been covered on neowin, so its double ignorant for the author not to know this simple fact.

"So far, there's no word on when the Facebook Windows Phone 8 app will move out of its current beta stage."
That's because there's both a Facebook and a Facebook Beta app. The latter is where they trial new features with users that specifically download and use it as well as gather feedback from. Every now and then an update to the Facebook app includes changes from the Beta channel after they've been tested.