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Facebook rolls out new 3D Touch features for its iPhone app

Facebook rolls out new 3D Touch features for its iPhone app

Digital Communicator
January 22, 2016

Do you use Facebook frequently? Do you have an iPhone 6s or an iPhone 6s Plus? If your answers to both questions are yes, then you’ll be glad to know that, as reported by The Verge, the social networking giant has begun rolling out additional features that integrate with 3D Touch for its official iOS app.

Quick Actions

Facebook for iOS was first updated with support for Apple’s pressure-sensitive multi-touch technology on the latest iPhones back in October. The app’s initial integration with 3D Touch brought Quick Actions for writing a new post, uploading a new photo or video, and taking a new photo or video, accessible with a press of the app’s icon on the home screen.

Considering that a maximum of four Quick Actions is allowed for a single app icon, Facebook has seen it fit to add another home screen shortcut for its iOS app. And this one lets you instantly view your profile as it takes you directly to your timeline right from the home screen.

Peek and Pop

Facebook has also begun implementing Peek and Pop right within the app for links, photos, profiles, pages, groups, and events. Just press to take a peek into an item, and then press harder to make it pop and view it in full — ideal for previewing stuff first before loading it completely (except for Instant Articles, which load at lightning speed).

Now available … for some

Note, though, that these new 3D Touch features are available only to a small group of users starting today, and are rolling out to more users in the coming months.

To find out if you’re among the select few with access to Facebook’s expanded 3D Touch functionality, just download the latest version of the Facebook app for free from the App Store and perform the appropriate presses to test the availability of the new Quick Actions and Peek and Pop features on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.

See also: Facebook begins to roll out support for Live Photos on its iOS app, Facebook’s Mentions app for famous people updated with new features, and New Facebook Sports Stadium lets you enjoy games with pals.

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