Facebook 1.6 Launching Today!

* Update: Now Available. Read through the comments for the feedback. *

Good news Facebook users! RIM just gave us an update on Facebook 1.6...

The new version will go live this evening at 6 p.m. (PST). Anyone can access it from their BlackBerry Browser ( http://www.blackberry.com/facebook/mobiledownload ) or from the desktop at www.blackberry.com/facebook.

Here's a highlight of new features:

  • Status updates and highlights on the home page - you can now view your friends' most recent status updates right on the home page. Highlights like photo uploads and wall posts are just a click away and you can comment on a photo, poke a friend, etc. right from the home page.
  • Wall access from within Facebook for BlackBerry - with one click on your friend's profile picture from the home page, you can access their wall without having to go to the mobile site.
  • Photo viewing in a simple, easy-to-use slideshow format - check out your friends' latest photo albums with improved photo viewing, and view albums in a simple and easy-to-use slideshow format. Just scroll back and forth through the thumbnails along the bottom to display the larger picture in the center of the screen.
  • Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 will also support three new languages:
    • Thai
    • Indonesian
    • European Portuguese

If you're looking to see Facebook 1.6 in action ahead of time, be sure to check out the sneak peek we brought you a couple weeks ago, full of screen captures and detailed change log. And once the update comes, be sure to post your initial impressions and findings in the comments!