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Facebook for iPhone version 10.0 irks users with hidden ‘Most Recent’ feature

But adds option to post statuses when offline
Thu May 15 2014, 15:56

A Facebook logoSOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has rolled out an update to its iOS app taking it to version 10.0, but the release has not gone down well with users.

Get ready to be disappointed, as despite hitting version 10.0 - a big milestone given Facebook's usual update numbering scheme - the update doesn't deliver much in the way of new and exciting features.

Perhaps the most interesting addition is the ability to write a status update when you have a weak internet connection or are set to airplane mode, with Facebook promising to post the update once the connection is strong enough.

Facebook for iOS 10.1 also makes News Feed faster - especially on older devices, and allows users to view posts. Facebook explained, "Review what your post will look like and choose whether to remove any suggested links before sharing what you're reading, watching or listening to."

It's perhaps not what Facebook has added, but what it has taken away that is most interesting.

With version 10.0 of its iOS app, Facebook has removed the option for users to choose to view their News Feed in the Most Recent view, instead displaying the most popular stories by default. There is still an option to sort by Most Recent, but this requires trawling through multiple menus, hidden in More > Feeds.

Despite the update having been rolled out mere hours ago, this has already not gone down well with users of the application.

One frustrated Facebooker wrote, "The sort feature has been moved and you can no longer see most recent posts from the news feed - instead you need to navigate through the menus etc. Also I'm still being forced to see groups etc that I have absolutely no interest in."

Facebook has yet to respond to the criticism, but we have contacted it and requested comment.

The Facebook for iOS app is available to download for free from the iTunes App Store. µ

 

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