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Facebook App Gets Revamped For Retina Display

Facebook has decided to upgrade its app in order to accommodate the social networking needs for new iPad owners, by allowing them to check out their news feeds on Facebook on the high-resolution display.

Following the unveiling of the new iPad and its impressive display, developers did their best to upgrade their apps to show them off to its highest potential.

In order to remain competitive, the developers responsible for creating apps for the iPads will need to bear in mind the measurements of the 2,048 x 1,536 display - especially as the release of the larger apps could result in quite the inconvenience.

The upgraded Facebook app, now at version 4.1. , promises to deliver "a crisp, high resolution interface" for the new Retina iPad. In addition to revamping its appearance, the new Facebook app comes with a few tweaks including going into offline mode in chat, the complete list of friends, improvements in the way the pictures are displayed as well as many other bug fixes.

Quite proudly, Facebook announces that "in sets of photos, your name is displayed correctly." In addition to a better interface, app enhances and solutions for common problems, the Facebook app for iPad and iPhone offers support for additional languages.

Now, users who speak Czech, Danish, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese (Portugal) or Thai can get the news feeds from friends in their native languages.

Source: iTunes (opens in new tab)

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