Facebook Inc. has released a new version of its social networking application for iPhones and iPads making it easier to chat with friends and share multiple photos with one tap.
Facebook 5.1 lets you swipe left anywhere in the app to instantly see who's available for messaging, and you can add friends at the top of your Favorites list if you text them more often than others.
The new app makes photo sharing even faster, and you can use it to give real gifts to your friends using Facebook Gifts (US-only).
Lastly, you can see who's active during a messaging session “so you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply.”
Facebook 5.1 is compatible with all iDevice models that support iOS 4.3 and later. The app has been optimized for the iPhone 5.