Been using it now for about an hour and it's FAR better than before folks Much much faster at loading esp photos and swiping through albums The social network added in the announcement: We've rebuilt the app from the ground up, so now the app opens much faster, and your news feed and notifications load right when you open Facebook. As you scroll down your news feed, all of your friends' stories appear faster than ever. A banner lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates. Tap on any photo and it opens right away. Pull down to close it with a single swipe.