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| October 1, 2008
Update: Facebook v2.0
Facebook v2.0 | Published by Facebook | Via App Store | Free | Released: 9-30-08
OverviewThe orginal Facebook app (full review HERE) shot up to one of the top 5 most downloaded apps soon after the App Store went online this summer. Soon after its release, users began to complain of missing functionality - some of which could be found on the mobile site but not on the app itself. Facebook promised a new version of the app in September, and with 0 days to spare, 2.0 was released today (complete with new icon). It does not disappoint.
What's New In This VersionThe first thing you'll notice is a much improved home screen. Now each status update has a green "+" symbol next to it that allows commenting - one of the most demanded feature requests that I personally had for this much-awaited update. In addition, you'll now see three tabs across the top of the screen: News Feed, Notifications, and Requests. News Feeds contains all the updates from your friends - status updates, picture uploads, blog entries, top stories (default), etc. Notifications shows you all the different activity that your friends are engaging in on Facebook - all the apps they're adding, etc. Requests is pretty much the same as the old Facebook, allowing you to approve friend requests and event invites.
The new Inbox also has a feature for "Updates" that gives you information about groups you've joined or events that you've expressed interest in.