Facebook Camera gets new iOS moniker to avoid confusion with Apple software

If you updated your Facebook Camera app in the past couple of days, you might have noticed that it now has a different name on your iOS device's home screen.

When the social network released the standalone camera app late last month, it appeared on your home screen simply as "Camera." Problem was - that's the same name as Apple's own built-in camera app. To remediate this issue, Facebook on Monday released an update that gives the app a slightly strange new screen name - "Camera•."

"To avoid any possible user confusion, Facebook Camera's screen name was updated to better distinguish it from the iOS Camera app," a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the latest version of the app, 1.0.2, also comes with a number of improvements, such as more reliable uploads and a better explanation about location services access. Facebook says the app now works better when location services are turned off. The update also rolled out fixes for bugs that caused posts to create multiple timeline stories and show photos out of order.

The app, originally released on 24 May, allows users to add Instagram-esque filters and post multiple pics from a phone at one time, among other things. The app has a newsfeed just like the full Facebook app, but its focus will be your friends' photos. You can like and comment on pics just like you would on full Facebook. Click the "Me" tab to see photos in which you are tagged.