Facebook app for Android updated, adds more Homescreen features

By on August 4, 2010
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Update features new photo reel, notification drawer.

The Facebook app for Android was updated yesterday, accommodating more features to bring it inline with its iPhone counterpart. Along with a few minor fixes, major changes were brought to the homescreen, including:

  • The ability to post a status update or search for friends with just one click.
  • A new photo reel that enables easy viewing of photos and videos from friends in your News Feed.
  • A draggable Notifications drawer where you can easily see if a friend posted a note on your wall, commented or liked a post or tagged you in a photo.
  • Video playback from the app. Similar to the Facebook for iPhone application, we are using the H.264 baseline profile for encoding videos.
  • Support for Events. You can now review your upcoming events, read your event details, and even RSVP – all from the application.
  • Respond to friend requests without leaving the application.

The updated v1.3 Facebook app is now available in Android Market.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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