Facebook for iOS updated to version 5.1, adds new features and improvements

by Zaib Ali on November 6, 2012

Official Facebook app for iOS has received a significant update which is now available in the App Store. This is the first major update Facebook has released for its iOS app since it took the big step of converting it to Objective-C from HTML5. The update brings many new features and improves the previous ones. After updating users will be able to share photos while chatting with their friends, swipe their finger towards left to see who is online and start a conversation, add friends to the favorites list, and more. Facebook has also added a new features called Facebook Gifts to the app that allows US users to send real gifts to their loved ones. Previously the Gifts feature was only available on social network’s website. Read on to find the full change log for this update and the download link for the Facebook app.

What’s New in Version 5.1

Now it’s easier to chat with your friends and share multiple photos.
• Swipe left anywhere in the app to quickly see who’s available and send a message
• Add friends you message most to the top of your Favorites
• Share multiple photos fast
• Give real gifts to your friends using Facebook Gifts (US-only)
• When sending messages, see who’s active so you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply

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