March 17, 2014 Last Updated 5:29 pm

Facebook updates iOS app, changes photo album interface

The social networking site Facebook updated its universal iOS app this afternoon, bringing the app up to version 8.0.

facebook-iPhone5-lgPrior to the update users had been complaining that the app has been misbehaving, failing to update or to even open. Apple recently released iOS 7.1, so it may be related to a change in the OS.

Facebook recently launched a new iPhone, Paper – stories from Facebook, which some users have turned to rather than the main Facebook app. That app, however, remains iPhone only.

Facebook has one additional, though rarely mentioned, app for the iPad called Facebook Pages Manager. The app allows users to manage Facebook pages for those with multiple pages to manage.

The app’s “what’s new” section:

What’s New in Version 8.0
• A simple way to see and choose a photo album’s audience
• An updated design that makes it easier to post and share on iPad
• Improvements for reliability and speed