Along with the more significant update for the iPad app, the iPhone version of Facebook’s mobile app has also been bumped up – currently standing at 4.1.1. While not mentioned in the list of new features, I notices a small change on the iPhone: you can now enable push notifications for lists and groups – similar to the desktop version, where you can opt to receive notifications for every new post or posts from friends. You will find the toggle on the top of the page when you visit a group or list that supports this. Apparently push notifications are only available for ‘Close Friends’ (and On by default), although I can’t see any valid reason why it shouldn’t be an option for any list, smart or manual.
You can also manage these options from the app settings, following this path: Settings ► Account Settings ► Facebook Notifications ► Push Notifications.
Also with this update, rather annoyingly, Facebook decided to reset my settings for push notifications on the iPhone, enabling all options, including the sounds and vibration alerts for messages – I had turned off the sounds as I don’t think replying to Facebook notifications should be top priority. I’m not sure if this is because of some OS limitation, but if not, it’s a shady move to say the least. If you also recently updated the app you should double-check this to restore your previous preferences.