Facebook Overhauls Android App with iPhone-Like Menus
Facebook today announced a significant update to its application for the Android platform. Facebook for Android loses the grid-style menu system and adopts the sidebar-style menu as seen in the iOS version of Facebook. Aside from the design changes, Facebook says the new Android app is twice as fast at handling photos and has made improvements to sharing photos, viewing comments, and editing captions. Message notifications have been moved to the top of the app's home screen, making them easier to see. Facebook for Android is a free download from the Android Market.
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 to Require Moments App to Sync Photos
Facebook plans to stop uploading users' photos automatically unless they download and install the Facebook Moments app. Facebook has long offered to sync smartphone photos automatically in order to promote sharing.
Facebook Messenger for Android Wins Material Design
Facebook is pushing an update to its Messenger app for Android today that adopts Google's Material Design. Facebook Messenger chief David Marcus revealed the new version of Messenger on his personal Facebook page.
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.
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