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Facebook Pages Manager now available in App Store

Mark Zuckerberg has been a busy boy lately. First, his company went public and then he privately married his lifelong girlfriend. In the midst of that madness, he quietly launched an app to make our lives a little easier however it went live to the New Zealand market first and just yesterday a few users (including myself) noticed it was now available to the US. Hooray!

The app had a shaky start (much like the IPO). I got a notification on my mobile app and then realized Facebook had pulled the app.  However it’s now here to stay so grab it while you can. What you’ll notice is that it’s very similar to the native app. The Pages Manager app gives you the ability to view fans, insights, update your status message, and add a photo. It’s a very basic app with a lot of room for improvement. The app doesn’t allow you to tag a location or people, you can’t view your messages, or manage admins. If you want to tag people or add any other details in your photos, you’ll have to resort to the main app unfortunately.

I had a chance to use the app almost immediately after I downloaded it and appreciated the speed and ease of the app. I was immediately notified when people liked or commented on my photos and it’s easy to toggle back and forth between pages. Now that’s it’s finally here, I can see myself utilizing this app but it still needs a few key adjustments (stated above).

At this moment, the app is only available for iPhone users. There is no Android or iPad version.  Have you downloaded the app yet? Do you see yourself using this app to manage your pages? Let us know in the comments below.

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