Facebook Most Recent missing on iPhone News Feed

By Daniel Chubb - May 15, 2014

The Facebook Most Recent is now missing on the iPhone app News Feed, which seems to have only happened since the version 10 update that went live within the last 24 hours. Apple iOS users are starting to complain about problems finding the Most Recent setting with the iPhone Facebook app, and it looks like the missing setting is due to it being removed.

It is clear this new version aims to make using Facebook easier on iOS, but it doesn’t seem to be that way after ratings dropped over two and a half stars right away. The main reason for the downgrade seems to be related to the Facebook Most Recent tab going missing from the users News Feed.

New features for iOS include the ability to review a post before publishing to see what it will look like and then before sharing you can decide on suggested links. You should find the News Feed running smoother on the iPad and older models of iPhone, and those of you with bad connections or weak signal areas should be able to create a post then have it shared once you get a stronger data connection.

The biggest problem with Facebook app updates – we know a number of Product Reviews readers will state, “when something isn’t broke, don’t fix it”. While others will explain improvements need to be made, but it’s any sort of change that the majority hate once they enjoy using the user interface. We noticed complaints with the recent Android Facebook app update and those changes hit a nerve, so we expect much the same when things make a major change on iOS as well.

We have seen a number of comments in relation to finding the most recent on the News Feed, which seems to have gone missing with the latest iOS update. One Product Reviews reader stated, “Before I had to keep choosing most recent on my feed, and now the option has gone. When looking further into this, it seems the setting is within the menu but I can’t find it”. Another added, “From May 2014, you can no longer change to MOST recent. This is stupid”.

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Do you like the new v10.0 Facebook update for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone? If not, please share the problems you have with the changes in the comments.

In our quick review, we did find the new post sharing feature a welcomed improvement when in a bad signal area with connection issues, but we also found the Facebook app lacking Most Recent on our News Feed and even the setting to change back is also missing. Again, we’d love to hear your comments on this.

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