Facebook

Facebook

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 23 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.0
File Size:
50.29MB
Date Added:
October 11, 2011
Price:
Free; iTunes account required.
Operating Systems:
iOS
Total Downloads:
281,469
Downloads Last Week:
218
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' review

At long last, Facebook as a universal app is finally here and if you're an iPhone or iPad user looking to browse the popular social site, the app is better than ever. On the iPad specifically, it might be the best platform for browsing the site available.

Now a universal app for both iPhone and iPad, Facebook offers a fun and fast way to browse through friends' pages, statuses, photos, and more. The interface is fairly sparse, but makes it easy to get exactly where you want to go on the site quickly. Across the top you have a button to open the navigation sidebar, one to look at friend requests, a chat bubble for messages, and a globe for notifications. To get to the navigation sidebar, you can either hit the button or simply swipe your finger to the right. On the sidebar you have all the same functions that you would on the Web site, letting you touch to browse the News Feed, Messages, Nearby check-ins, events, groups, and any Facebook apps you might use (each of which can be used on the iPad). Nearby check-ins in particular is much better in this update, letting you see a map of where your friends have checked in, with a list of recent check-ins you can browse on the left.

One of the best things about Facebook on the iPad is how easy and fast it is to browse photos. Just tap on a friend's name and you quickly get all of his photo folders. From there you can just tap on a folder and browse quickly through all his photos. Alternatively, you can view a photo full-screen and just swipe to move on to the next picture or you can touch a strip across the bottom (iPad only) to jump between photos. To go back to folder view, you can simply do a pinch gesture and the photo has a collapse animation to smoothly deliver you back to the folder. You also can quickly upload a photo from your library or snap a new picture for upload on your iPhone or iPad 2. All of these elements are laid out to make your most-used actions on Facebook both easy-to-use and fast.

Overall, with an extremely intuitive interface, touch-screen controls that take advantage of the larger screen real estate on the iPad, and all the functionality you get on the Web site, the latest version of Facebook for iOS is better than ever. On the iPad, it might even be the best platform for browsing the site--even above your computer. If you have an iOS device and use Facebook, this app is a must-download.

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  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    2.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "The worst iphone app ever."

    July 08, 2012   |   By julianbrown

    Version: Facebook 4.1

    Pros

    that it is deletable

    Cons

    Ive always regarded CNET as a reliable benchmark, here I cannot say I am impressed with your 5 star review of something that on my phone is actually unusable. I would say that the facebook app for the iphone is badly designed and confusing but I never really got that far, before i deleted it, it spent 99% of the time hanging or "updating". Google facebook app on the iphone 4s and you can see it is universal - so how can this not make it to your review?

    Summary

    I would expect Failbook wanted to integrate facebook into the whole iphone experience - instead i wont now use facebook on my iphone at all. For such a large company to make such a terrible app that I actually deleted it is beyond belief. Shame on CNET too for a 5 star review of a product that doesnt (on the iphone 4s) work at all.

    Updated on Jul 8, 2012

    What is going on with Facebook this year, miss after miss after miss, changing everyones email addresses to their own poxy emial system, forcing timeline on everyone, a badly handled public float that further enraged people towards them and an app on the iphone that simply doesnt work. Facebook seem determined to crash into the iceberg at present.

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  • 1 stars

    "poor poor poor !!!"

    April 17, 2012   |   By mailroomman

    Version: Facebook 4.1

    Pros

    none except that i uninstalled it

    Cons

    the whole thing

    Summary

    rubbish !!! zero notifications / personal messages zero
    i simply uninstalled it and then downloaded facely hd
    wow what a breath of fresh air it just works

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  • 3 stars

    "Glad to have it..."

    March 12, 2012   |   By Sunshine_Sue

    Version: Facebook 4.1

    Pros

    Fast to load. Layout good. Easy to follow as on website.

    Cons

    NO SHARE BUTTON...THIS INFURIATES ME!!!
    NOT ABLE TO ATTACH PHOTO WHEN MESSAGING... ANOTHER BUGBEAR!!

    Summary

    COME APPLE/FB APP CREATORS YOU'LL LOSE US OTHERWISE IF THE ABOVE "CONS" ARE NOT APPLIED!!

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  • 3 stars

    "Love to use Facebook!"

    March 02, 2012   |   By cherylps

    Version: Facebook 4.1

    Pros

    I stay connected to my friends,love this!

    Cons

    Doesn't have a "share" option. Very frustrating!! I hate this. Would like for the iphone to do this! :(

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