This morning Microsoft announced a new version of the Facebook app that is currently in beta. Right now it exists as a separate app in the Windows Phone Store called “Facebook Beta,” but soon it will be the official version. Facebook Beta adds a lot of features to the party, let’s take a look.
First thing you will notice is the completely redesigned interface. Gone is the panorama Metro layout in place for a flat version of the Android UI. If you’ve ever used Facebook for Android or iOS you already know how to use Facebook Beta. Navigation is done through a pane that can be accessed by swiping to the left, and with a swipe to the right you see friends to message.
The good thing about this new app is that even though it ditches the Metro design it’s for a good reason. With the new app we have parity with the Android and iOS versions. Everything that they can do we can do. There are a few bugs that need to be ironed out before it reaches full release, but it is already a very nice improvement. Check out our video below to see the app in action.