Facebook has today announced that its iOS 8 app is still a few more weeks away, which will support the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus display sizes, as well as iOS sharing sheets with friend tagging, emotion/activity sharing and more. Moreover, the company has reassured iOS 8 users that the way its app and location tracking currently works won’t be changing at all.
The press release notes that Facebook is developing “assets for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+” that take advantage of the new screen resolutions, making the experience bigger and clearer. Furthermore, it explains that with iOS 8, Apple has changed its Location Services setting. Before, there were only two choices for the kind of permission you could give an app: On or Off. Now, there are three choices: Always, While Using the App, or Never.
Facebook isn’t getting any new location information when you upgrade to iOS 8:
- You control your location information. Nothing is changing and Facebook will continue to respect the choices you’ve made about location.
- As always, Facebook doesn’t get location information from your device unless you enable Location Services.
- Facebook does not get location information from your device in the background (that is, while you’re not using the app) unless you give us permission by turning on a feature that requires this, like Nearby Friends. Also, if you choose to turn on a feature like this, you’ll always be able to use your Facebook settings to control whether Facebook gets your location information in the background.
The company has also said that it will continue to build out updates and new features for Facebook for iOS 8 over the coming weeks.