Facebook for iOS Gets Post Editing, Photo Comments, and MoreBy: Josh Wolford - October 18, 2013
Facebook has just launched an update to their iOS app that brings post editing, photo comments, and more to the experience.
First up, and most importantly (in the eyes of most, I’m sure), you can now edit both your posts and your comments on Facebook for iOS. A few weeks ago, Facebook unveiled post editing on the web and on Android and told iOS users to sit tight. Well, it’s here. Comment editing has been around for over a year, but it’s nice that users can now do both on mobile.
The update also brings a couple of Facebook’s more visual web features to the iOS app. First, you can now add photos to comments. You can also insert emoticons (Facebook calls them icons) when you post on a friend’s timeline. You know, the “feeling excited” or “feeling sad” status enhancers that Facebook rolled out back in April.
Finally, there’s one privacy-based change. Now users have shortcut access to their privacy options by clicking a lock icon right next to their name in the main menu.
According to some, Facebook appears to be testing trending topics inside the iOS app. TechCrunch says that when some users load the news feed, they’re seeing a trending topics bar at the top that can be clicked an expanded to show 10 topics that are popular across the network. It’s clearly a test, as we’re not seeing any such topic bar inside our update.
Either way, it’s a solid update that brings a couple of much-used web features to mobile. You can snag it over at the App Store today.