Facebook preparing new photo sharing iPhone app?

A bunch of pictures have leaked outlining a new Facebook app for iPhone that shares and views pictures on the gargantuan social network. From the looks of things, there are going to be some features borrowed from newly-popular photo-sharing apps like Color and Instagram. Geotagging, facial recognition, filters, likes, comments, sharing full sets, HDR support, and lots of other cool stuff seem to be a part of the update.

As is, the Facebook app for iPhone lets you check the latest updates from your friends, leave comments or “Likes” on items, manage friend requests, send private messages, chat in real-time, and check upcoming events. There haven’t been any big feature additions within recent memory, the last update being a variety of bug fixes. That being said, it’s high time Facebook for iOS get a big facelift like this one.

There’s still no iPad app, but then again, there’s no Android Honeycomb-optimized one either; the sole official tablet-friendly Facebook app is on the BlackBerry PlayBook for now. The tablet is a great form factor for casually flipping through friend’s photos, and I would go so far as to say it’s one of the tasks the form factor is uniquely suited for. My fingers are crossed for you iPad owners that this picture update finds its way to big-screen iOS as well as smartphones.

[via TechCrunch]

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