Facebook, applications

Apple’s 3D Touch technology was one of the most exciting revelations from the Cupertino giant this year. The feature was launched over the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system (already seen on the Apple Watch, though) on the newest flagship smartphones for starters. 

It was initially dubbed as Force Touch and it allows users to perform a wide variety of functions just by varying the pressure they apply over the screen while touching or tapping on something. It was supported by many of Apple’s built-in apps including Mail, Music and Maps etc. And it was only a matter of time until third-party apps started taking advantage of this new feature.

Facebook has today started rolling out a new version of its mobile client for iOS on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus which utilizes the 3D Touch feature. Now you can hard press on the Facebook’s app icon to get a handful of shortcuts like the ability to take or upload photos and videos or the ability to write your status update.

The feature is something like a right-click for mobile, as seen by many people.

3D Touch has already hit many other apps including Pinterest, Jet, Twitter, Shazam, OpenTable, chat apps like Confide and FireChat, Medium, Dropbox, Evernote, and more. Apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Moments, Groups and others from Facebook are yet to support this new kind of interaction though.

The users of Facebook on iOS 9 haven’t been notified of these new additions by the developers via the changelog  because of Facebook’s refusal to offer detailed app release notes. The updated app is ready for download and you can get it on iTunes right now.


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