Facebook logo 2 150x150 Facebook releases update for iPhone application: Tag friends, Status filteringFacebook users may have recently noticed that a number of changes have occurred within the social network. It is now much easier to tag a friend in a message, and you can now filter status updates for a specific message. They now also updated the Facebook application for the iPhone, adding these new functions to the mobile application. But that’s not all, the update has even more in store for us.

When writing a message, you now also find a button above the keyboard to add a tag. While pressing this button, you can browse through your friends list and select people that you want to tag. They will receive a notification when their name is being by someone else in a message, making it easier to show them a specific message. Tagging however isn’t new on Facebook, and works in a similar way as the @ command on Twitter. It was however quite annoying to use tags in the iPhone application. These problems are now solved with the new update.

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Another new feature is the possibility to start filtering your friends, this was already possible but the function is more prominent and improved. The right button in the toolbar allows you to select different groups that you have created from your friends list. The new social network Google+ focuses on filtering specific content for followers, which may be the reason for this new feature.

There are also several minor improvements. The appearance of the profile and group pages has changed, and it is now possible to share something within the web browser of the application. A number of bug have been fixed, among other improvements to the chat function, and the notification bar doesn’t suddenly disappear. The full change log can be found on the download site of the App Store.

Download: Facebook (Free)
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later


18 Responses to Facebook releases update for iPhone application: Tag friends, Status filtering

  1. Malik
    Sep 08, 2011

    I updated to the new app for the iPhone and still don’t see how you can tag friends in your status. Please help!!

  2. Laarni
    Sep 09, 2011

    I can’t seem to find the button in my keyboard.. Nothing was new in my keyboard..

  3. Wayne
    Sep 10, 2011

    Mine is working fine tag friends in status iPhone 4

  4. Razz
    Sep 10, 2011

    Does this only work for iPhone 4 and not 3GS? I have the new Facebook and it does not have the extra bits.

  5. Chris
    Sep 12, 2011

    I updated and still can’t tag people. Does someone have a screen shot or instructions to confirm this?

    • Corey Brookehoven
      Sep 12, 2011

      Ok, updated the article with a screenshot. Just try to update your status, the icon should appear.

  6. NmFike
    Sep 13, 2011

    Still not working on iPhone 4, either via status update or commenting on a post. Must be a bug?

  7. Suching
    Sep 15, 2011

    l have tried but still can’t find the icon to tag friends!

  8. Ady
    Sep 18, 2011

    You need to view Facebook from mac or pc then go to your profile, you should then get a pop up saying follow the new status update mini tour. One you’ve done this, iPhone 3.5 will change for you.

  9. Bostjan
    Sep 25, 2011

    Taging doesn’t work if you have a page and wish to tag a friend via ‘write post’ button.

    Theree is no way to tag a friend there ‘@’ also doesn’t do the trick.

  10. Auet2005
    Sep 28, 2011

    I can only tag (with [persons name] and it shows up at the end of the post not in the middle. It also shows up as being tagged at a place on the friends page rather than as a post on their wall.

    Does anyone know how to tag in the post like you can on Facebook online?

  11. Mookie
    Oct 27, 2011

    Can you tag in comments too now? If so how..I’m only seeing the buttons when I do satus updates..is it possible for the next update to add tagging in comments as well..like the name mentioning feature

  12. Jason
    Oct 31, 2011

    When I updated my Fb status through iphone…it was written via mobile but not via iphone, how can i get it “via iphone”..???

  13. Alex
    Jan 02, 2012

    I have already updated and have the tagging button. My question is, how many friend can I tag in my status? I tried with 60 friends and my status update was lost somewhere… Similar troubles? Succeeded? Thank you the help.

  14. Ross
    Feb 09, 2012

    I have no clue what you are talking about, mini status tour? I didnt get any message, this app sucks

  15. Badtz
    Feb 17, 2012

    I have the same questiom i have an ipad 2 but when i post or update my status in facebook it appears via mobile.why is that? It’s not showing via iphone for ipad.

  16. John
    Mar 11, 2012

    I can’t tag ppl mid sentence on Facebook! It just says ” with who” at the end of the sentence when using Facebook from my iPhone 4.. So aggravating!!

  17. athong
    Mar 13, 2012

    why my iphone 4 not showing post via iphone on facebook?

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