Facebook released a significant update to their iOS app today, bringing a number of new features, such as a new way of messaging your Facebook contacts, the ability to share multiple photos at the same time, and more.
What’s New in Version 5.1
Now it’s easier to chat with your friends and share multiple photos.
• Swipe left anywhere in the app to quickly see who’s available and send a message
• Add friends you message most to the top of your Favorites
• Share multiple photos fast
• Give real gifts to your friends using Facebook Gifts (US-only)
• When sending messages, see who’s active so you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply
The app appears to be a solid update – but it’s worth noting that some users are reporting that the app is unstable, and causing Facebook to be unusable in some cases, so it might be worth waiting a day or two before snatching this update.