Facebook’s iOS 7 iPhone App Update Is Here: Flat UI, New Navigation Bar And More

Today is iOS 7 day, not that we need to tell you that. If you’ve been anywhere near the internet today then you’ll no doubt have had that fact rammed down your throat repeatedly by this point.

Whether it be your RSS feed or Twitter, it seems iOS 7 really has taken over the internet today, and with good reason.

Apple’s App Store has also made it abundantly clear that iOS 7 is around, if only because every app we own seems to have had an updated pushed that takes advantage of the new magic that iOS 7 offers.

One of those apps – which is used more than anything else on your home screen if you’re a social animal – is Facebook for iPhone.

Facebook iOS 7

Updating what is possibly one of the most used apps on the platform, Facebook has unleashed one of its biggest changes yet. With the Facebook app functional at best before today, and pretty much broken in a few ways at worst, we’re particularly keen to see how Facebook has re-imagined its iPhone app for the big iOS 7 changeover.


As the Facebook blog makes clear, this is quite the change. The navigation pane that used to slight out from the left side of the screen is now gone in favor of a much more friendly navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. Here you can select things like your Timeline and message views. All the options that were in that left hand pane before can be found by tapping a ‘More’ icon in that new navigation bar, too.

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There is obviously the now typical iOS 7-like redesign, too, so everything feels more 2D and ‘futuristic,’ for want of a better word. It seems more colorful than ever before, too.

We’re loving some of these new iOS 7 updates, and the Facebook app might actually make us enjoy using it again. Now they just need to get the push notifications to work more consistently, and we’ll be happy!

The new Facebook for iPhone update is available to download right now and can be grabbed from the App Store link we’ve embedded below.

(Download: Facebook for iOS on the App Store)

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