Updated Facebook iPhone App Debuts Privacy On-The-Go

iPhone users concerned about their privacy while social networking on-the-go should know there was more that just an email announcement in the news today. An updated Facebook application for the iPhone was released today, giving mobile users access to privacy settings, sort of.

iPhone users concerned about their privacy while social networking on-the-go should know there was more that just an email announcement in the news this week. Facebook also released an updated iPhone app, giving mobile users access to privacy settings, sort of.

The new version, 3.3.2, now enables users to access their account settings, privacy settings and Facebook’s Help Center, all by clicking on “Account” in the upper left corner of the application on their phone.

But, just one click does not a secure phone make. Even with this updated version, the account and the privacy settings are still not optimized for use on the iPhone.

The “Account” button simply pulls up the Facebook privacy setting in a Web page rendered by the in-app browser. The Web page does give you full access to editing those settings but the functionality – small print, difficult to navigate – is such that you will still likely want to log in on a computer to make significant changes.

Facebook, one of the iPhone’s most popular apps, is free on the App Store. The updated version is now available to download from iTunes