Facebook, Messenger and Paper for iOS Updated with New Features

Facebook for iOS has reached 9.0 which adds a couple new features such as the ability to reply to comments on stories by Pages, plus group admins can now easily approve pending posts by group members. 

What’s New in Version 9.0
• Reply directly to comments on stories by Pages that have this feature turned on
• Group admins can easily review and approve pending posts by group members

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Another update also made its way to Facebook Messenger, which now adds the ability to create group chats plus forwarding messages, on top of better app performance and bug fixes. Free voice calls are now available to everyone; the feature originally soft-launched to Canadians first.

What’s New in Version 4.2
Groups: Now you can create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place

Forwarding: Want to send a message or photo to someone who isn’t in the conversation? Just tap to forward it

Plus, continued improvements to make the app faster and more reliable

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If you have a U.S. iTunes Account you probably have downloaded Facebook’s other app called Paper, a new hybrid app which allows you to view Facebook visually along with other source feeds for news and more. Facebook Paper has gained new features such as the ability to add photos to comments, see group updates and also new story buttons and article covers from your favourite news sources. 

What’s New in Version 1.1
Thanks again for your feedback on Paper. We’ve been working to build features you’ve asked for, and we’re excited to share version 1.1. Here’s the scoop:

• Birthdays and events: Never miss a chance to celebrate! Just tap the notifications globe and scroll down to see important dates ahead.

• Photo comments: When words aren’t enough, now you can add photos to comments to show how you feel.

• Group updates: Don’t miss posts from your favorite groups. Swipe down to open the Main Menu. Tap the More Options icon to the right of the Search box. When you see your groups, check the new unread counts to catch up on the posts you’ve missed.

• New story buttons: To keep up with the latest stories in a section in fullscreen view, or to catch the newest stories in the next section, tap the new story arrows when they appear.

• More article covers: 9 new article covers join our collection, making easier to spot your favorite sources on Paper. Keep an eye out for Fox News, Bloomberg News, Mashable, FT, kottke, Popular Science, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair and Hacker News.

• Basic accessibility: All of your sections now support basic accessibility features, and we’re working to extend accessibility throughout the app.

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