Facebook 3.0 has quickly become one of the most anticipated iPhone apps in a while. Facebook is a very popular platform for people to share content and find friends, and it’s no wonder some can’t enough of it. For Facebook junkies, Facebook 3.0 is great news (as long as Apple doesn’t pull something crazy here). It’s going to take a while for Apple to approve the app, but it will be released soon enough and will contain many new features. Here are a few features that are noteworthy:
- See your upcoming Events and RSVP
- See your friends’ birthdays
- Write Notes and read your friends’ Notes
- Upload videos from an iPhone 3GS
- Upload photos to any album
- Like posts and photos
- Easily search for people and Pages
- Make friend requests
- Become a fan of Pages
A couple of features really stand out here. Facebook has been working hard to improve its search, so it’s certainly useful to get the new search on iPhone. But having the ability to upload videos from iPhone 3GS is perhaps the most important feature of them all. iPhone 3GS’s video camera is certainly capable of capturing decent videos, and Facebook users are uploading more videos, so iPhone 3GS and Facebook could be a match made in heaven. I still don’t consider Facebook a great platform for sharing videos. Facebook needs a bit of work to become the place for viral videos. But introducing video upload capability for Facebook 3.0 is a good start.
The question at this point is whether Apple allows Facebook to continue innovating on iPhone. Facebook is not Google but these days you never know with Apple.
Your turn: what Facebook 3.0 feature is exciting the most to you?