As Windows Phone users are no doubt aware, unlike the Facebook apps on iOS or Android that are developed and published by Facebook itself, it’s Microsoft behind the Windows Phone version of the app, instead. That’s meant that it’s always been a bit “off” from the experience you’d get on those other platforms. Microsoft is apparently getting tired of its version playing second (or third) fiddle, so it’s started a project to speed up the app’s development and get new features to users faster than ever before. In order to meet that goal, it needs your help, and has set up a public beta program for you to assist the company with testing.
Sure, there will be glitches and the occasional crash, but that’s why this is a beta. You can still keep the current regular version of Facebook on your phone alongside the beta, just to make sure you’re not going to get cut off from Facebook altogether if things start getting really wonky.
This beta introduces support for post sharing, the Facebook Timeline, and high-res photographs. If you’re interested in giving it a spin, it’s available in the Windows Phone Store currently.