Facebook for iPhone updated to version 9.0, allows replying to comments on certain pages and more


Facebook has pushed out version 9.0 of its iPhone application today, adding new features to the commenting system among a few smaller changes. The biggest change in this minor update allows users to reply to comments on pages that have enabled that specific feature.

Aside from that, administrators will now be able to review and approve posts by group members, and everyone will see posts related to the site’s trending topics highlighted in the iPad version’s News Feed. This update follows the news from earlier today that the company is launching a “friends near me” feature within the app, similar to Apple’s “Find My Friends” service.

Facebook 9.0 is available on the iOS App Store. The full change log is below:

What’s New in Version 9.0

• Reply directly to comments on stories by Pages that have this feature turned on
• Group admins can easily review and approve pending posts by group members
• See posts about trending topics highlighted in News Feed on iPad

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  1. Did they remove chat as they’ve threaten to do? If so, no way am I upgrading.

    • Mike Beasley - 9 years ago

      Not yet. That’ll happen a few weeks from now. From what I understand, they’ll be able to do it over-the-air without requiring an app update anyway.

      • They’ll reverse their decision once they see the instant drop-off of communications.

      • And the ability to turn it off is likely part of this new update, so since nothing has really changed, I’ll stick to the current version. And seriously, an entire version change for 3 minor features O_o

    • Is it really that big a deal?
      I’ve been using the Messenger app for a while now and so have many other people I know..

  2. Avenged110 - 9 years ago

    Lol that last bullet point. “Please choose to update to this new version with more ads.” 😂 And that’s why I stay on 6.5.1. Side note: it’s too bad that you can’t hide promoted pages on 5.4.2 or I would just revert to that one. It had a much better “like, comment, share” button design which were inline with the comment/like count. Too bad, it lookd much better.

  3. more than 60MB! Isn’t that too much for a web-based app?

  4. zBrain (@joeregular) - 9 years ago

    the more it drives facebook away from people, the better.

  5. rahhbriley - 9 years ago

    Literally deleted my FB yesterday…just been feeling claustrophobic on there lately.

  6. waseefakhtar - 9 years ago

    Reblogged this on navigation stack.