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The Facebook application for iPhone now has more than 100 million active monthly users, according to the latest reports.
Tech-focused site Redmond Pie points to a recent post on the Facebook Developer Blog which reveals more than 150 million people actively using Facebook from mobile devices. Of those, 100 million active users per month use the Facebook for iPhone application.
According to David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, the application is “so heavily used compared to other apps that I have been told by someone who thought he knew the data—this is highly secret data and I don’t know the actual numbers—that more than half of all usage of the iPhone of apps, other than those provided by the phone itself like telephony and e-mail, is coming from Facebook.”
The latest version of Facebook for iPhone includes a number of new features, including Places, currently only available in the US. Places gives you the option to share your location by “checking in” to a place and letting friends know where you are.
The recent Facebook iPhone update adds “granular” privacy settings, a snappier inbox with support for threads with multiple users, and improved performance when commenting, liking or posting stories and fixes login issues.