The Good Facebook is an excellent way to browse the social network while on the go. New photo sharing tools let you send groups of photos much more easily.
The Bad You can't send text messages to friends without a separate app.
The Bottom Line The official Facebook app is, without question, the best way to access the social network from your iOS device.
The best way to look at Facebook on the go
Editors' note: This review has been updated to give more information about photo sharing features rolled out on October 27.
The Facebook app for iOS lets you browse the popular social-networking site on your iPhone or iPad. The app just got updated with some new features that make it easier to share photos, but recent updates made it run much faster than earlier versions, offering quicker ways to browse through friends' pages, statuses and photos.
While the app is still the best way to browse the social network, the removal of the Messaging portion into a separate app is an inconvenient change for a lot of users. Still, for browsing and posting statuses, it's the go-to app on smartphones, and Facebook continues to release updates that make the app better.
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