Facebook Launches Faster iOS App - Claims 2x Speed IncreaseFacebook has decided to switch from HTML5 to a native app, completely rewriting it from the ground up. This change claims to give the app twice the speed as before, and adds a new banner to let you tap to see more stories without the need to refresh.

New photo viewing options include the ability to close with a swipe down of your finger and notifications have become easier to access.

Comments and reactions on Twitter and Facebook indicate this was a very welcome update, even bringing some users back to using the app again.

What do you think about these changes? What would you like to see Facebook add or change in the app next?