Big, Beautiful Photos Of Facebook's iPad App

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After months in App Store Purgatory, the Facebook app for iPad is finally here.We have it. We tried it.

It’s a lot like the leaked version we tested a few months ago, but with a few minor tweaks. Most notably: app search. We see a lot of potential here for developers to get their iPad/iPhone apps downloaded thanks to Facebook recommendations.

Enough talking though. Check out our full tour of the app below.

You can also download it right here.

Here's the Facebook app icon. Tap to open

Log in with your Facebook account

This is your brand new news feed. You'll get the best view holding your iPad in landscape mode like this

Swipe to the left to reveal this nifty navigation panel. From here you can check out your profile, events, friends, photos, apps, etc.

This is what your new friends list looks like. We love the huge photos.

This is what profiles look like now. Eventually the Timeline will show up here too

Profile info is pretty bare

You can also explore your friends' photos. (More on that later)

You can access your messages from this icon at the top. Whenever you get a new message, your iPad will beep

...Same goes for notifications

Here's what the new Events pages look like. You get that handy left rail to switch between events

Sign in to chat to talk to your friends without leaving the News Feed!

Now that's multitasking!

The privacy settings screen is text heavy and confusing. We hope Facebook jazzes this up and makes it easier to use

This is what the app looks like in portrait mode. The left rail makes the screen feel crowded

The photo viewer is one of the best new features. Tap a photo to view it full screen

The photos show up in high-res on your iPad. Swipe left or right to see more photos in the album

You can search for anything in the left rail, including apps. But what happens if you search for an app you don't have on your iPad yet?

Facebook takes you to the App Store so you can download it!

From now on, Facebook will launch the app when you select it. Pretty cool. This will be a great way for developers to get more exposure for their apps.

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