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Wednesday, April 25

New Features coming to Facebook Client for Windows Phone

In case you haven't noticed, there aren't any Facebook client apps on windows phone apart from the official client, so we are stuck with it, and it's not that great, still lacks a number of key features.

Well, there's good news, the team behind the app is pushing out an update to the app that will bring features and functionality users have been asking for.

In a statement, they put out on the "Facebook for Windows Phone" Facebook Page, new features like threaded messaging, ability to delete posts, active links in posts, ability to "like" comments will be added to the app, this update is set to be released soon.

Here's the statement...

Hello everyone,

Firstly, thanks for all your feedback over the past few months. We read every comment you submit on Facebook, through email, and through the Marketplace, we use them to plan features for releases and we really appreciate all the work you put into feeding back. We’re listening :-)

The team has been working hard over the past few weeks on building the next version of Facebook for W
indows Phone, and as we’re getting close to release we thought now would be a good time to share with you some of the upcoming features you’ll be finding in v2.5:

- Threaded messaging
Full Facebook threaded messaging including group messaging, all in a beautiful Metro style design.

- Tagging
Now you can tag friends and locations in your posts in the ‘with’ and ‘at’ format.

- Delete posts and comments
Use the tap and hold context menu to delete posts and comments from your wall.

- Active links in posts
Tap on links in posts to go directly to the content.

- Updates to the photo comments and likes page
The photo comments and likes page has been updated to match the posts comments and likes page. You can see a hint of the image at the top of the page, pull down and you can see the whole thing.

- And finally, by popular demand…
…you can now ‘like’ comments!

We’re just going through our final rounds of testing and sign off, then we’ll be able to share it with the world. Keep your eyes peeled for the launch announcement on this page, and for the update notification on the Marketplace tile.

Thanks everyone!

The Facebook for Windows Phone team.

We should expect to get this update in the coming weeks, as they say they are in the final round of testing...

One Feature I still want to see, is the ability to manage your facebook pages from within the app, sadly this doesn't come with the update.

But the questions still remain, why is there only 1 facebook client for windows phone? did Microsoft block third party Facebook clients? if they did?? Why???


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