How to save a photo in latest Facebook for iOS

Saving a photo in the new Facebook iOS app is still possible, although it's no longer all that obvious.

Yesterday, Facebook released a new version of its iOS app. Facebook 5.0 was completely rebuilt, showing some major speed improvements. There weren't any major new features included in this release, but the workflow for some tasks did change. One of those tasks is how users saves photos to the Camera Roll.

In the old version of Facebook on iOS, you tapped on an action button while viewing the photo and were given the option to save the photo.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

In Facebook 5.0, when viewing a photo there's only a "Done" button along with the expected Like and Comment icons.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

But, if you long press on the photo while viewing it, you're given the option to save it to your Camera Roll. As you can see in the screenshot, I was also given the option to set the photo as my profile picture because it was a picture I had posted. You won't have the same "save to profile" option when saving a photo posted by someone else.

You may want to save a photo you were tagged in, or perhaps you saw a photo on a friends Timeline that you want to turn into a meme -- either way, you're still able to save to your Camera Roll while on the go.

What do you think about the new update? Have you seen many speed improvements, or is it still the same old Facebook on iOS we've grown accustomed to?

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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