Facebook for iOS Updated—Yes! You Can Share and Tag Friends in Comments Now!

Tap that update button folks, because just a little more than a week since Facebook updated their iOS app with a bunch of new features, we have another update and this time, wait for it, you can share items your friends post to your own timeline.

Fine this isn’t mind-blowingly amazing, but it’s about freakin’ time, right?

Here’s the iTunes link for Facebook and the release notes for 5.2:

What’s New in Version 5.2
Now you can share the best stories from your news feed with just one tap.
• New Share link to re-post stories from your news feed
• Tag your friends in any post, comment or photo
• Smileys, hearts and other emoji in messages
• To sort your feed, tap the button next to News Feed in the left sidebar

Looking at my own Facebook stream I found I could share some things and not others (below):

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Still doesn’t look like we can tag friends in updates yet, maybe that’s next week’s update!

Oops! You can tag friends in comments now! And it does work, just tried it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    I think they heard us, Tris!

    • http://trishussey.com Tris Hussey

      If I only could wield that kind of power… ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrandonWilliams85 Brandon Williams

    Does the sound for notifications work yet?

    • http://trishussey.com Tris Hussey

      Sounds work for me…at least I they do…

      • Kiwiholden

        Ah I they do…

        • http://www.facebook.com/BrandonWilliams85 Brandon Williams

          Only sound I get is when I get a message, I’m looking for sound for notifications

  • Dajtoo

    I can’t cuz the App Store is not working for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrandonWilliams85 Brandon Williams

    I could care less for this updates! Gimme my sound for notifications back!

  • osc

    still no share…

  • Kiwiholden

    They may have been forced to rush this update because of the big bug in the last update

  • Deborah

    Is anyone crashing after update? I reinatalled an nothing

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521846325 Sheraz Sajawal

      mine is crashing cant open it, updated it removed and did a fresh install still crashing.

      • Raper without a name

        I am on the same boat as you guys then

        • Janus

          Same thing here. It just shows some kind of Facebook welcome screen then it closes.

  • Raper without a name

    For some reason the app started crashing after update and now it won’t go passed loginscreen ? any fix for this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rekekjeks Joachim Larsen

    No share button to be seen on the iPhone.

  • Alex

    New feature unannounced for Facebook.

    New awesome feature that protects all of your personal da.
    -App Crashes On Load.
    —Permant Feature on 5.2, new installations will not allow a thief to bypass this protective measure.

    F*ck off facebook,
    If anyone’s facing a crashing issue there is an old version (5.1) on installous that you can use in the meantime to remove thier anti-theft “feature”