Microsoft testing 'major redesign' Facebook for Windows Phone

Microsoft asking for Windows Phone users to test new design

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is asking Windows Phone users to test drive a new beta version of its official Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) application.

Facebook - Windows Phone beta

The new beta version of Facebook supports high-res photos.

"The app is undergoing a major redesign and now includes several much-requested features, including new support for high-res photos, post sharing, and Facebook Timeline," states Microsoft editor Michael Stroh. "Once you've put the beta app through its paces, we hope you'll pass along bug reports, feature requests and other feedback by going to Settings>About in the app. You can also post a [Windows Phone] Store review. Your comments and suggestions will inform future releases."

Windows Phone device owners can install the Facebook beta here--Microsoft said it will not make the app available for download from Windows Phone Store to avoid confusion. "By the way, the existing Facebook app (version 4.2.1) isn't going anywhere yet. So you can have both apps installed side-by-side on your phone," Stroh adds.

Facebook now touts more than 1 billion users worldwide. Roughly 680 million users access the social networking platform via mobile.

For more:
- read this Windows Phone Blog post

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