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Facebook for Windows Phone v2.5 will bring in much-wanted features

The Official Facebook app for Windows Phone will get a much-needed update in an upcoming version 2.5, bringing a lot of requested features, like the ability to like comments.

This comes in from the Facebook Team themselves, who posted on their page today:

Hello everyone,

Firstly, thanks for all your feedback over the past few months. We read every comment you submit on Facebook, through email, and through the Marketplace, we use them to plan features for releases and we really appreciate all the work you put into feeding back. We’re listening :-)

The team has been working hard over the past few weeks on building the next version of Facebook for Windows Phone, and as we’re getting close to release we thought now would be a good time to share with you some of the upcoming features you’ll be finding in v2.5:

– Threaded messaging
Full Facebook threaded messaging including group messaging, all in a beautiful Metro style design.

– Tagging
Now you can tag friends and locations in your posts in the ‘with’ and ‘at’ format.

– Delete posts and comments
Use the tap and hold context menu to delete posts and comments from your wall.

– Active links in posts
Tap on links in posts to go directly to the content.

– Updates to the photo comments and likes page
The photo comments and likes page has been updated to match the posts comments and likes page. You can see a hint of the image at the top of the page, pull down and you can see the whole thing.

– And finally, by popular demand…
…you can now ‘like’ comments!

We’re just going through our final rounds of testing and sign off, then we’ll be able to share it with the world. Keep your eyes peeled for the launch announcement on this page, and for the update notification on the Marketplace tile.

Cant come quickly enough, eh? The WP version of Facebook is lacking on tons of features compared to the iOS and Android version. This update will bring it much closer to the other platforms.

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