iPhone and iPad users may have noticed that Facebook released a new app update yesterday. Here's what's inside: with the update to the iOS app, Facebook adds emoticon functionality to iOS status updates, they've given users more control over privacy settings, and they've implemented a new option to start conversations with photos that they've received in Messages.  

The emoticon feature, which has been available for the desktop version for a few weeks now, calls up a list categorized emoticons, such as reading, watching, listening and eating (also, 'drinking', for you wild ones), allowing you to add a little flare to status updates sent from your phone. With privacy, Facebook refined the controls of the lists and groups you want to share things with, so that users can more quickly access it. With the new Messages update, click on a photo you've received in a message, and a window will pop up that will allow you to easily share it in another message and start a new conversation. 

What changes do you hope to see in the next update?

[via 9 to 5 Mac]