Today Facebook rolled out a major update for its iOS app. The app is built from scratch using iOS native SDK instead of previous HTML 5 versions. This app uses the same UI but brings super smooth experience than the previous slow HTML5 app.
Do you use Facebook for iOS? Our new app is 2x as fast as the previous version. Keep up without slowing down. bit.ly/FB4iOS
— Facebook (@facebook) August 23, 2012
- App opens quickly
- We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up, so now the app opens much faster and your news feed and notifications load right when you open Facebook.
- Stories scroll smoothly
- As you scroll down your news feed, all your friends’ stories appear faster than ever. A banner lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates.
- Photos load instantly
- Tap on any photo and it opens right away. Pull down to close it with a single swipe.