Microsoft updates Windows Phone 8 Facebook app with new features

While Microsoft periodically updates the public beta version of its official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8, sometimes just with bug fixes, today the company released a non-beta version of the app. This new update bring the version number to 5.1.

As posted on Microsoft's Windows Phone blog, the app contains a number of new features that were previously put into the beta updates. They include the ability to attach photos to messages and upload those photos to Facebook in batches. The non-beta version lets users "unfriend" someone from inside the app and "unlike" a page, along with inline @tagging.

The Facebook app now has full support for 19 languages, which is three times the amount it had previously. Finally, there's been some navigation improvements and performance tweaks. As usual, anyone can sign up to try out the beta version and get access to new features before they become final.

Windows 8 users are still waiting for their promised official Facebook app of their own. Microsoft announced that it was in the works in June during BUILD 2013 but so far there's been no official release date, although a launch around the time of the Windows 8.1 release in mid-October seems like a good bet.

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