Version 2.1 of Facebook for iPhone Application Released

Facebook has released version 2.1 of its Facebook for iPhone application that primarily improves stability and includes several bug fixes and usability enhancements since version 2.0.

Facebook for iPhone, which is now used by over 4.5 million people per month (and is one of the most popular iPhone applications overall), was originally released in July of last year. Version 2.0, which added a full News Feed, notifications, photo tagging, and a fuller profile view, launched in September. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said last week that over 20 million people are now accessing Facebook on mobile platforms.

The updates in version 2.1 include:

  • Fewer crashes
  • Time stamps are now correct for all time zones
  • Sync no longer takes a long time
  • Scrolls to the newest message in an inbox thread
  • Loads long inbox threads faster
  • Duplicate friends no longer appear
  • Fixed bug that caused pages to go blank
  • Other bug fixes

To get Facebook for iPhone, you can download it free from the App Store.