Facebook 5.0 for Windows Phone 8 leaves beta with overhauled interface and improved performance

Daniel Bader

July 2, 2013 8:42am

Microsoft’s trifecta on this long-weekend Monday is taking Facebook for Windows Phone 8 out of beta.

The company was testing its overhauled Windows Phone 8 app since April, and has now overwritten its aging first-gen app with one that will appear familiar to anyone who has used Facebook on mobile. With a left-side navigation drawer, Timeline support, post sharing and high-resolution images, Facebook for Windows Phone 8 is a huge improvement over the old version.

Facebook will also keep its beta app available for users who want to live on the cutting edge and “tinker with pre-release software.” The company also said in a blog post that it is working on bringing much of the same new functionality to its Windows Phone 7 app by late summer.

Download Facebook for Windows Phone 8.

Via: Windows Phone Blog

  • Francis Pelland

    Lame. What is the reason for Canada not to get this?

    I stand corrected, appears that I get the version of 7.5 showing up in the marketplace when I go to Canada.

  • Guest

    It appears that they just pulled it, the link is now showing the older version.


    Downloaded it just now here in Canada on the 520 Nokia gave me & it looks so much better but they need to lose that stupid bottom bar, it’s pointless. Place that crap in the sidebar so users have more usable space. I’ll have to try it out some more but so far seems like a huge improvement over the crap they had before. Now just hope clicking on notifications actually bring you to the conversation not just the persons wall or page and then you had to find what conversation the notification was from. Still not a fan of WP but this could help it.


    I’ve been using the Beta version for a few months and the final product is a world of better than the original FB WP App. Good job Microsoft! Just make sure you keep updating with enhancements now.