Official Facebook app for iPad could finally be on its way

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Up until now there has not been an official Facebook application available to download for the Apple iPad, despite there being one for the iPhone. This has of course left users having to use the Web interface, or other Facebook-friendly apps such as Friendly, My Pad and iFace.

However, it looks as though that is all about to change as Nick Bilton from nytimes.com reports that people who have been briefed on Facebook’s plans claim that the company is getting ready to introduce a free iPad app that has been specifically designed and optimized for Apple’s popular tablet.

According to the people in question, the application has in fact been in production at Facebook for nearly a year, and was in the final stages of testing. Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg is said to have been heavily invested in the process, and has been overseeing decision on its design and features.

The Facebook Chat and Facebook Groups features are said to have received an overhaul for the upcoming iPad application and according to the report, the app will also enable users to shoot and upload both photographs and videos directly from the tablet’s built-in cameras.

Do you think we will be seeing an official Facebook app for the iPad launched in the coming weeks?

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