Microsoft released a newer version of Facebook for Windows Phone 8, right before Christmas 2013 when the use of social networks for greetings increase exponentially. In order not to miss any conversation or status update, the Redmond Company has introduced several enhancements today and this update isn’t minor. In fact, the app has received several bug fixes and performance improvements.

In this new update, Facebook for Windows Phone 8 now lets you receive toast notifications when you are tagged-in, invited and receive messages. Now you have lots of secondary tiles to pin chat, groups, pages, events, and photo albums. It will surely be appreciated by the users suffering from compulsive pinning.

Before adding these new features to the stable version, Microsoft had tested all with the beta version, also available on the Windows Phone Store. Users can send their suggestions to the development team.

Facebook Windows Phone 8

The push notifications for chat was the most requested feature so far. “Only on Windows Phone can you see who commented on a photo, what they wrote and which photo they commented on, from you phone’s Start screen Live Tile,” the official blog noted.

The primary live tile has been redesigned to show the status updates posted by friends on your wall. Now the chat supports the stickers and emoticons. With this release, the number of supported languages has been increased from 20 to 50, and the app is available in all languages, currently supported by the OS.

Here’s the complete change log:

  • Faster and more reliable notifications
  • Toasts for Facebook chat
  • Redesigned primary tile
  • Redesigned secondary tiles for chat, events, groups, pages, and photo albums
  • Messaging improvements
  • Performance improvements
  • Support for additional languages

Once you’ve experience the changes, post a comment and tell us what you think.


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