Today, the social networking giant released Facebook version 5.1 for iPhone with features taken from the stand-alone iOS apps Facebook Messenger and and Facebook Photo.

From the app, swipe left to reveal list of friends available for chatting. The app also enables multiple photo uploading with available Instagram-like filters along with photo cropping.

In this version, Facebook debuts Gifts feature for members reside within the US, Facebook Gifts allows members to purchase and send real gifts to friends.

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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 version 5.1 is available in the app store.

3 Comments

  1. Tan
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Erm I love facebook, i’m a little nosey haha. I have not been online though as on my iphone i can see when friends have last been logged in even though I am offline for chat. I dont like that other users can see that i was on 1m 2m 1h 2h etc.

    Does anyone know how to change the privacy settings to remove this feature?

  2. Posted November 22, 2012 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I don’t know how.. But try to click on the crank icon next to the search box and turn off Chat on your iPhone.. And check to see if your friends can still see you and the last time you were on FB?

  3. Tan
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Thanks SolSie.
    I am always offline on chat anyway :-(
    The new update allows friends to see when I last accessed the iphone app regardless of your online/offline status setting.

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