Facebook for Windows Phone updated with new Live Tiles, push notifications, and more!

Facebook for Windows Phone just got updated with some impressive features. Version 5.2.1 refines many of the features that came in the last major update such as Live Tile support and push notifications.


  • Faster and more reliable notifications
  • Toasts for Facebook chat
  • Redesigned primary tile
  • Redesigned secondary tiles for chat, events, groups, pages, and photo albums
  • Messaging improvements
  • Performance improvements
  • Support for additional languages

The best part about this update is developers get to use the Facebook Login code for their apps. This allows users to sign in by way of Facebook on other applications, instead of using their email address every time. The automatic login makes things way more seamless, so no more applying your information at every visit. Soon we’ll see a bunch of developers carry out this functionality to their apps.

In the end, the New Live Tiles, more reliable push notifications and smoother, faster performance. Windows Phone is still playing catch up to the rest of the competition when it comes to major applications. However making improvements to big time apps like Facebook, goes a long way with users.

Pick up the official Facebook app version 5.2.1 here in the Store

Via WPCentral


  • PeterSteinbeck

    Friggin’ finally. One would think Facebook would be faster to update its Windows Phone app…. since Microsoft is a big investors in the company.

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