Microsoft’s official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 has had a major update and is now available for download.
Microsoft says, “Facebook for Windows Phone v5 has been completely overhauled, with faster performance, a new user interface, improved navigation, support for multiple resolutions and tile sizes, and more.”
In more detail, the new features that are part of this update include faster and more reliable notifications, toasts for Facebook chat, redesigned primary tile, and redesigned secondary tiles for chat, events, groups, pages, and photo albums.
There are also, says Microsoft, messaging improvements, better performance and support for more languages.
With this new update, you can now see what your friends have posted on your wall from your Start screen. You can also pin Facebook chat, events, groups, pages, and photo albums to your Start Screen. “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, “says Microsoft.”
Microsoft has also doubled the number of supported languages to 50.
The updated app is available free from the Windows Phone app store here.