Report: Facebook to add Graph Search to iOS app, update Messenger

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Facebook is reportedly planning on bringing Graph Search to mobile, starting with iOS, according to 9to5Mac.com. The site reported Wednesday that Facebook will soon release a major update to both its native iOS app and Messenger.

The report suggests that Facebook is testing two versions of Messenger for iOS — one which looks similar to Apple’s native messages feature and another one (which will more likely be released) heavy on white space and fitting with the iOS 7 design.

9to5Mac described what’s going on with Messenger:

Besides the fresh interface, the new Messenger for iPhone app will be able to integrate with the user’s iPhone contact list to find friends capable of being messaged via Facebook’s system. The new app also includes a redesigned Home screen icon that is a blue chat bubble with a white border. A similarly new version of Facebook Messenger for Android is also said to be in the works. Besides the new Facebook apps, Facebook is said to be testing several new video filters for upcoming versions of Instagram. It is currently unclear when Facebook intends to issue these updates, but all of these software enhancements are all currently in a “dogfooding” stage.

The site also reported that a key engineer, Greg Novick, will leave Facebook to return to Apple. Novick was a key hire for Facebook, and helped the company rebuild its iOS app. According to 9to5Mac, Novick will work on Apple’s wearable technology.

Readers: What else do you want to see in the Facebook for iOS apps?

Image courtesy of 9to5Mac.

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