Facebook has just launched the version 8.0 for iOS devices, introducing some privacy enhancements, allowing you to decide which friends can see a specific photo album. The improved version also makes it convenient for you to post statuses and share stuff via iPad.
The application is available in the App Store for free and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running on iOS 6.0 or later. The size of the new app is 62.6 MB.
In addition to the usual improvements in speed and efficiency, it was imperative for the popular social networking website, having 1.2 billion users across the globe, to boost the overall level of privacy as most people do not want all of their friends to see every single photo and post they share.
Once you have updated the Facebook app, you will see the potential audience at the top before sharing any status or adding a photo, helping you choose which friends can see that information. Most Facebook users set this option to ‘Friends’, but you can now select individuals or pre-made friend lists.
Interestingly, similar sort of privacy features are widely considered to be the reason behind Snapchat’s rising popularity. Facebook tried to acquire Snapchat last year but failed to do so.
It needs to be mentioned that Facebook 7.0 was introduced last month, fixing a few bugs. Mark Zuckerberg’s company also updated its Paper news reader app, adding new sharing options.
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