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Spelling errors and spur-of-the-moment blunders, not to mention drunk-posts, can now be edited on Facebook after you've committed them to the ether. This new power affects the web and Android version of Facebook today with iOS getting it eventually. It's a gradual roll-out though so don't be surprised if it takes a little while to see it on your screens.

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Now there's no excuse for poor grammar on Facebook. Sort of. / © Google Play Store

I'd like to think we all put lots of thought into our Facebook updates and spell check them and ensure they use correct grammar, but this is never, ever the case. Add auto-correct and late night posts and there's a perfect storm for a mash-up soup of incoherent garble going up in my name all the time. So I for one particularly like this new functionality!

A viewable history of the changes you've made will appear, and the editing feature will function just as you'd expect it to, the same as with comment editing. You will also be able to share emoticons, create and share new albums and get some more event visibility on your smartphone.

What's the worst mistake you've ever made with a Facebook post?


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  • Hey Jakub, I'm currently using Atrium to check my FB feed/msgs and posting all social media content with either Hootsuite or Everypost. But I've just discovered Fastbook which is right up my alley: super fast, straightforward and requires no special permissions at all. No ads and it's currently free!

  • Bojan M. Sep 28, 2013 Link to comment

    This kills the fun.

  • gaseki Sep 27, 2013 Link to comment

    @Kris - do you have any alternatives? I tried Fast For Facebook, Flipster, and one or two other apps, but none felt good.

  • Friends don't let friends install the Facebook app

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    Finally!!! I guess I'll install the Facebook app again.

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