While many applications out there are updating their features to match what Apple has opened up in iOS 8, many are waiting. Even some of the big names are holding off on their updates, like Facebook. Instead of updating the main app, the social networking giant has instead opted to talk about what’s coming in the coming weeks.
Facebook working on fix to prevent malicious links from initiating calls without prompting in Messenger app
Facebook released an update for its app yesterday, which seemed to be a minor update to fix some bugs, but a post on the company’s Engineering blog reveals that they’ve fixed a major bug that should reduce the crash rate by more than 50 percent on iOS.
At the beginning of February, Facebook officially launched a new way for users to read their Facebook status updates, along with news and stories from other sources, called Paper. On August 11, the app was updated to address some speed and stability issues, while also offering up some design improvements.
If you’re not happy with Facebook’s decision to force you into using the Facebook Messenger app, then as some of our readers have pointed out, there is a simple way to continue using the Facebook app to chat with your family and friends if you’ve jailbroken your iOS device.
Facebook recently killed the chat feature in the main Facebook app, and asked users to download the Facebook Messenger app instead. Facebook argued that the Messenger app is much better for chatting than the main app, but users aren’t reacting positively to this change.
Facebook decided to kill Facebook Messenger inside the stock app just a few days ago, in an effort to move users over to the standalone Messenger app for mobile platforms, and now the app has received an update that should make those visual conversations less frustrating.