WP7 and webOS Get Facebook App Updates
The Facebook applications for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform and Palm's webOS platform both received updates this week. The WP7 version received support for Facebook Places, which allows users to check into locations. It also adds the ability to tag photos. The webOS version of Facebook adds Places support, too. Palm also confirmed that Facebook Chat is in the works for webOS, which will use webOS' Synergy platform, and will be available soon.
Facebook for Windows Phone Receives Major Facelift
Microsoft has made available a new version of Facebook for the Windows Phone platform. The latest update to the social networking app mixes in several new features that were previously only available in the beta, as well as overhauls both the user experience and performance.
Facebook Messenger for Android Updated to Match iPhone
Facebook has updated the Android version of its Messenger application with the same new features given to the iPhone version earlier this week. Facebook Messenger for Android is now able to send videos directly from the camera roll, and will instantly playback videos received in conversation threads.
Microsoft Improves Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone
Microsoft today announced the availability of a new version of Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone. The revised application adds a couple of new features, including support for groups.
Facebook Releases 'Lite' App for Android Phones
Facebook today announced Facebook Lite, a version of the social network that uses less data and will work on less-robust network connections. The Facebook Lite app is just 1MB to install, and Facebook claims it loads quickly and offers core features, such as News Feed, status updates, photos, and notifications.
Facebook Messenger Adds Video Clip Feature
Facebook has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for both Android and iOS and added several new features. The most significant new feature is the ability to record and send 15-second video clips to other Facebook users from within the app itself.