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The best client for the most popular social media network in the world
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 26 Aug 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Functions quickly, simple interface, stylish design, completely free
Facebook is one of the best clients to communicate in the social network of the same name which was released thanks to the developers of Microsoft Corporation. In fact, the vast majority of smartphones running the operating system Windows Phone, already initially have features that allow you to chat with your friends in this social network. Though someone is not happy because of the confusion in the contacts due to activating the account, and someone just misses the familiar phone interface of the previous application.
Be that as it may, you now have the opportunity to use a separate application that has several advantages over the built-in functions of a smartphone. As it was already mentioned, the application interface is very easy to use and navigate sections. On the main screen of the application you can read the feed. The top panel has a number of icons with which you can always find out whether you have a new message or one of your friends has shown some activity on his or her page.
NavigationClicking on the very right icon in the top menu, you will be redirected to your friends list and immediately find out which one of them is online. We want to say now that the list is incomplete. You will see only the favorites with whom you contact most. Only by starting to enter the friend's name which is not listed, in the search box at the top of the screen, you will see a new list with names arranged in alphabetical order. By selecting some contact you directly get to the chat window while in order to look directly at his or her page, you need to make one more click on his or her nick or avatar in the open window.
Once at the friend's page, you can examine all the information which he posted. There also you will be able to leave comments on his photos, statuses or quotes. Going back to the page of correspondence, you can enter the menu (three dots in the lower right corner of the screen) and archive a log, refresh the page, or delete the whole conversation. As for the design of your own page at Facebook, you can not only change the status and delight friends with cool sayings, but also upload photos whether from the gallery or directly from the application interface.
ResumeInteresting and useful opportunitiesOf course, the program has a notification system that displays information on new developments both as the living icon and at the top of the screen. In addition, you can activate the output of the information to the locked screen of the smartphone and be up to date even without launching the program. Based on the user feedback, the program is still encountering problems but the developers are trying to quickly respond to such things and take appropriate action. In any case, this is today the best Facebook client for Windows Phone, and rightly so.