Facebook pushed out an update to their iOS app (v 5.1 if your’e keeping track of version numbers) which adds multiple photo uploads, message improvements, headaches, and confusion. Wait, what?
I caught the news of the Facebook update earlier today via TNW. Nice, multiple photo uploads, messaging improvements, gifts (if you’re in the U.S.), and some nice UI touches. Cool.
While I was working on something else I saw this come in, also from TNW—Facebook for iOS version 5.1 causes News Feed, login issues, may not display friends and groups in app—well now, that’s fun.
I fired up Facebook on my various devices and found, yep, Facebook had cleaned things up a bit. Not a lot, but few touches here and there. I haven’t played with Facebook Messages (I really rather not use it…maybe I should turn it off entirely), but what caught my eye was multiple photo uploads. Oooh shiny.
I heft up my iPad 4, tap to update my status with a photo…huh, that’s not the interface I was expecting. Switch to iPad mini. Hmm, same. I can only pick on photo at a time. Okay, let’s break down and check it out on the iPhone…well lookee there…I can upload multiple photos (and so I did).
Right, so Facebook decided that while people don’t take a lot of photos on iPads they can’t upload multiple photos at once? Me? I shoot a lot from my iPhone then edit and upload from my iPad. Editing photos on the iPad is just…fun…so I do! Pity that while iPad users have more screen real-estate to pick more pictures…they are stuck with just one at a time.
Facebook, if you wouldn’t mind, could you update the app to fix this?
On the whole login errors, display problems, I didn’t have any issues, how about you?