Facebook beta testers wanted

Windows Phone 8 users can now test out the new Facebook beta app, which adds Facebook Timeline and revamps the interface.

Everyone has their two cents about new software releases, but this time your unsolicited advice is, well, being solicited. Today Microsoft has invited Windows Phone 8 users who also happen to be Facebook fans to test out its official Facebook beta for Windows Phone 8--prior to its release. The existing app can remain on your phone alongside the beta version.

Get buggy with it: test out Facebook beta for Windows Phone. (Credit: Microsoft)

The redesigned 7MB app now includes requested features such as support for high-resolution photos, post sharing, and Facebook Timeline, and it also moves away from the "Metro" style interface of the standard Facebook app for Windows Phone 7 and 8, aligning itself more with the conventional interface used in the Facebook for iPhone and iPad and Facebook for Android apps.

Are the new features enough to distinguish Facebook on Windows Phone? How about that new look? Let us know in the comments below, and let Microsoft know your opinion by submitting feedback via the Facebook beta app's settings. Microsoft claims it will receive your valued input and then compile bug reports and prioritize feature requests based upon it.

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