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 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.
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.
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.
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