16747iClarified reported this week that the newest version of the Facebook App, for iPhone will have a lot more features, including some we’ve been begging for. Here’s what they had to say about the much anticipated update:

“A new version of Facebook for iPhone OS 3.0 is coming very soon with 15 major improvements including Events, according to developer Joe Hewitt.

The update is about 98% done and upon completion will be submitted to Apple for approval.

So Whats New in This Update?
1. The “new” News Feed
2. Like
3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
4. Notes
5. Pages
6. Create new photo albums
7. Upload photos to any album
8. Zoom into photos
9. Easier photo tagging
10. Profile Pictures albums
11. A new home screen for easy access to all your stuff, search, and notifications
12. Add your favorite profiles and pages to the home screen
13. Better Notifications (they link to the comments so you can reply)
14. Quickly call or text people right from the Friends page
15. Messages you are typing will be restored if you quit or are interrupted by a phone call

Push notifications are in development but won’t make it into the 3.0 release. You can expect it in version 3.1″

They also this to say about the new video uploads feature:

“The new version of Facebook for iPhone will support video uploads in addition to 15 other new features.

Developer Joe Hewitt announced tweeted that the feature wasn’t expected to make it into 3.0 but it was very easy to code.

Only took a few minutes to add 3GS video uploading support to the Facebook app… making it usable will take more time.

3GS video uploading for the Facebook iPhone app is a go — didn’t plan to include it in the 3.0 update, but it was really easy to code.”



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