What’s New In Facebook For Windows Phone 5.2?

By David Cohen 

FacebookForWindowsPhone521Tiles are in style in version 5.2 of Facebook for Windows Phone, as the updated application, released Monday, features a redesign of the app’s primary live tiles, and the introduction of new secondary live tiles.

The updated app also featured improvements to notifications, more than double the number of supported languages, and improvements to messaging, such as stickers and emoticons.

More details follow from a post on the Windows Phone Blog:

Improved notifications was the No. 1 request from Facebook power users who test and supply feedback on the beta version of our official app. In response, the team really dug in, adding new chat notifications and new ways to leverage live tiles. Version 5.2 highlights include:

  • Redesigned primary live tiles: Now you can see what your friends have posted on your wall right from your start screen. But that’s just the beginning …
  • New secondary live tiles: For the first time, you can pin Facebook chat, events, groups, pages, and photo albums to start. Only on Windows Phone can you see who commented on a photo, what they wrote, and which photo they commented on, from you phone’s start screen live tile.
  • More languages: The new update more than doubles the number of supported languages to 50 (up from the current 20). The app now supports all languages currently supported by Windows Phone.

That’s the big stuff, but by no means everything you’ll find in this new release. There are also upgrades to messaging, which now supports stickers and emoticons, plus the de rigueur speed and reliability improvements. What do you think?

Windows Phone users: Have you downloaded this update yet?