Facebook Releases an iPad app… Finally

Until now, if you were using an iPad and wanted to use Facebook, you need to use the Facebook webpage, or the iPhone app or use an app like Friendcaster. There was a lot of speculation regarding the Facebook for iPad app. It was supposed to be on iOS 5. It leaked out via the iPhone app. It was supposed to be announced at f8, the Facebook Developer conference. Stuff like that.

Anyways, it’s finally here. Download it now, here’s the iTunes link. Or head over to the Facebook for iPad page and download it (it links back to iTunes, obviously).

So what’s been added to it? Here’s an excerpt from the Facebook Blog:

Introducing Facebook for iPad

Many of you have been asking about Facebook for iPad. Today, it’s finally here. With the iPad app, you get the full Facebook experience, right at your fingertips. It’s a fun way to keep up with friends, share photos, chat and more.

 Here are some of the highlights.

 A hands-on Facebook

Use your fingertips to scroll through your News Feed. Give the screen a swipe to page through albums. Pinch a picture to zoom in. Whatever you’re up to, using Facebook on your iPad just feels fun.

 Bigger, better photos

Photos really shine on the iPad. They’re bigger and easy to flip through, like a real photo album. It’s like having a slideshow with all your friends and memories, wherever you go.

Navigate anywhere, fast

Your games, apps, groups and lists are in the left-hand menu, so you don’t have to dig around to find the stuff you use most. And your messages and notifications are at the top of every screen, so you can respond to friends and keep up with important updates—without losing your place.

Chat, games and other features

The app comes with a bunch of other new features: You can chat with friends right from your iPad, for example, or play games and use apps in full-screen mode. You can also watch high-res videos inline, record HD video and stream to Airplay devices.”

So go ahead and get it.

Source: Facebook Blog  

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