Facebook for iOS updated with status update emoticons, improved sharing options

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Facebook has updated its iOS app today, adding a feature, status update emoticons, that was recently added to its web interface.

This allows users to “emote” with a number of icons based on category. There are seven: Feeling, Watching, Reading, Listening to, Drinking, Eating and Playing, each with little icons or photos representing specific Facebook groups. So, if you’re too lazy to type “Watching Walking Dead,” you can now just find the show in a list and post it.

Facebook has also added new granular sharing settings, making it easier to specify who sees a status update.

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