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Facebook Updates Apps On Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

Mihir Patkar 05-12-2013

Facebook is making steady progress on Microsoft’s two main operating systems, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. The social network recently introduced snap view and photo downloads Facebook For Windows 8.1 Update Gets Snap View, Photo Downloads Facebook for Windows 8.1 is already getting new features. Among the notable additions are the ability to use the Snap View feature for multi-tasking and the option to download photos. Read More on its Win 8.1 app, and has now pushed another update that brings better tagging and live tiles. The tiles are also the focus of an update on Facebook Beta for Windows Phone.


Facebook for Windows 8.1

The Modern app for Facebook brings support for tagging, one of the main features of Facebook, letting you tag your friends in messages and photos. Additionally, when you add a new profile pic in Facebook, you can also have it set as your Windows profile photo. Here’s a full list of the new features, available for Windows 8.1 only:

  • Tagging
  • Improved Live Tiles
  • Set windows profile pic when you upload a new profile pic
  • Download and upload files from messages
  • Download and upload photos from messages
  • Upload photos to a specific album
  • Choose and set your cover photo
  • Choose and set your profile picture
  • Use your profile picture as your Windows account picture
  • Add a secondary tile to go directly to messages (choose this from the app bar in messages view)

Facebook for Windows 8.1 is a free download from the Windows Store. If you prefer, you can also try out some other Facebook apps for Win 8 The Best Windows 8 Facebook Apps Compared [Weekly Facebook Tips] It took Facebook a long time to release an official Windows 8 app, so it's not surprising that most Facebook users already have an app or ten. But which ones are worth keeping? And why? Read More .


Facebook Beta for Windows Phone

Meanwhile, smartphone users can take advantage of the Live Tiles of Windows Phone with the new Facebook Beta v5.2.0.3. Indeed, it’s one of the reasons you can ignore the People Hub. The update brings background images to Live Tiles, with each notification showing you the source through an image; and there are more details available than before too. Similarly, the Messenger tile shows you the unread count and toast notifications. Here’s a full list of changes:

  • Faster and more reliable notifications
  • Toasts for Facebook chat
  • Redesigned primary tile
  • Redesigned secondary tiles for chat, events, groups, pages, and photo albums
  • Messaging improvements
  • Performance improvements
  • Support for additional languages

Facebook Beta is a free download for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.


Source: WinSource, WinBeta | Image Credit: goiabarea

Related topics: Facebook, Windows 8.

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  1. Manny Rodriguez
    March 21, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    The Lumia 635 sux. Can't download pics.

  2. jeremiah
    March 13, 2014 at 12:14 am

    The app for windows phone 8.1 needs to be updated to catch up with the rest of the mobile devices.

    • Manny Rodriguez
      March 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Totally agree