Facebook for iPhone 3.0 Video
Facebook for iPhone 3.0 Video Transcript
>> Jessica: What's new in Facebook for iPhone Version 3.0, a lot. I'm Jessica Delcourt from CNETDownload.com here to take a first look at what's new. Where to begin. When you open up the Facebook app you'll see the Friend feed as usual but now there's also a new icon in the top left, tap it and you'll see a grid of 9 Facebook activities you can access from the iPhone. Some, like your profile, have been around since the dawn of, well, Facebook for iPhone. Others like the Events' listing are brand new. The Events' screen shows past and upcoming events in one tab. You can RSVP from there. In the other tab are your friend's birthdays, that means no more excuses for forgetting. You can also write and read notes. In the Friends page you'll see that you can now access your fan pages. Back on the Home screen you'll notice a notification's bar on the bottom. It will alert you to activity in your friend requests, news feed and so on. Above the notifications' area there are the tell tail dots that indicate that there's a second page. Swipe over and you'll see you can add shortcuts to friend's profiles. There are other big changes in the friends department. You can see your friend's friends and mutual friends that you share. You can even see your friend's fan pages. You can finally, finally now add friend requests not just invite a friend to sign up. You're now able to upload photos directly from the phone and you can upload video if you have an iPhone 3GS. In addition to viewing photos, which you could do before, you can now create albums filling them up with photos from the iPhone library or new pictures that you take. You can also change your profile picture now by choosing the Options menu on any photo and selecting Make Profile Picture. You'll also be able delete whole albums, delete photos and delete tags, a first for this app. Also new is being able to zoom into photos to get a closer look. And did I mention there's now landscape view? In addition to commenting on other people's pictures you can like them as well. I'm gonna highlight just 2 more significant features. The first is that you can quickly call or text a buddy by tapping on the telephone icon that appears next to their name; this is only for friends who have their number listed. If the number is identified as a landline you'll only have your choice of calling; this is pretty huge. Another feature that we at least have been asking for is an in app web browser. It let's you follow a friend's link from the news feed without getting kicked off the Facebook app and shoved into the Safari browser. Combine these major additions bring Facebook for iPhone much, much closer to the Facebook.com experience. With its ability to handle a range of features and functionality does this new app pave the way for support for third party apps? It could and we sure hope it will, but time will tell. I'm Jessica Delcourt; this has been Facebook for iPhone 3.0. Download it now for free from the iTunes Store or from Download.com ^M00:02:49 [ Music ]
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