While Places took center stage, a number of smaller features and tweaks were added to the latest iPhone app, not the least of which is the ability to play with your privacy settings on a post-by-post basis.
Privacy On The GoWith more than 100 million Facebook for iPhone users, using Facebook on to go is a popular feature, but up until now it had one major flaw - anything you said was broadcast using your default privacy settings.
Tagging and BeyondAccording to the Facebook for iPhone page, beyond Places, "updates include more granular privacy settings, a snappier inbox with support for threads with multiple users, and improved performance when commenting, liking, or posting stories."
addition of an auto-suggest feature to the status update box. Now, navigating to those pages from the iPhone app is possible as well.In addition to these, we've also noticed that profiles and pages tagged in status updates are now shown in the Facebook app, making it easier to navigate. Last week, tagging was made even easier (from the website, not mobile) with the
The increasing ease with which we can tag people, places and things in Facebook (as well as "like" them, of course) seems to be pushing the site further and further in the direction of making recommendations based on any number of characteristics. We are now not only connected with friends by way of our on-site friendships, but where we check in with them and how much we tag them at different places. And we're also connected to activities and products, by way of tagging those items in our updates.
We're waiting to see how all of this tagging affects our overall experience, such as the relevance of what status updates we see in our stream or what ads are displayed based on where we check in.