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Facebook 4.0 for Android to offer new UI?

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Facebook 4.0 for Android to offer new UI?
Speculation has Facebook 4.0 for Android bringing a new UI with the update.This comes after an update to Facebook Messenger brought a new UI to that app. Based on screenshots of the updated app, the hamburger menu icon that slides open the left side of the screen will be gone. That is somewhat strange since the three line 'burger' and the slide-out menu is being added to more and more apps. In fact, it is part of Google's recommended design guidelines.

Other changes include a page title on the bar where the hamburger is now found. A search icon is added on the right of the screen, and there are now five icons underneath the bar for News Feed, friend requests, status updates, notifications, and menu. Since this is only a test version, it is unknown exactly which of these features will make it into the final version of the app. Clicking on the sourcelink will provide you with a link you can use to try to install the updated Facebook app on your Android phone.

If you're interested in seeing what the next update of the Facebook app could bring to Android users, check out the screenshots below. 

Screenshots from Facebook for Android 4.0
Screenshots from Facebook for Android 4.0
Screenshots from Facebook for Android 4.0

Screenshots from Facebook for Android 4.0


source: AndroidPolice via AndroidGuys

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posted on 23 Nov 2013, 00:02

1. nidhin.nanu (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


I installed the new apk. But I got Old interface itself. Even I uninstalled the older one and tried it... No Use....

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 00:09 4

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6631; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Android Police provides a mirror link to the APK but PA doesn't...

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 08:17

15. kdealltheway (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


What's the memory footprint?

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 00:11 4

3. ngyixian96 (Posts: 62; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


not sure is Facebook 4.0 for android or Facebook for android 4.0

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 00:50

4. venomania (Posts: 9; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


already install but new UI not appears it's same with the old version

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 01:06

5. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


installed on my nexus 4 but the UI has not altered in any way from the original.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 01:41

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Facebook needs to stop changing things every other week!!! I'm just getting used to the UI they've "forced" me to have now (because they stopped supporting the version of Facebook I was using).

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 02:13 1

7. kdealltheway (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


They've been using current UI for ages now...

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 03:12

8. kosal (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


I guess these are just fake images
1.a phone running pure kitkat with no on screen buttons
2. exact replica of ios app
3.apk is not working

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 14:56

16. maroboo (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)


Wow Liee. who told you that you can not have KitKat without the softkeys? beside Facebook only allow few users with their GOOGLE account which UI should work, in other words; facebook messanger cheks your Google account to see whether they allowed you to get the new UI or not.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 04:27 3

9. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


Android Police clearly states: "Unfortunately, the UI appears to be toggled server-side, where Facebook has control over who gets access. I am unable to see it even after installing the 4.0 APK. Chances are, you might not be able to see it either."

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 04:34

10. Cyberchum (Posts: 202; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Until they give me option to go all black, it'll stay frozen. My battery first before UI pleasure.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 06:15

11. hassoups (Posts: 161; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Still not tablet app ay?

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:39

12. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I just wish they would fix how buggy their freaking app is, not update the UI.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 13:18 1

13. Muayyad (Posts: 94; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


facebook just needs support for ART. The way it works now is disaster.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 14:26

14. Sadman_Hossain (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


somehow i was hoping that there would be a full screen layout, like the one in iOS 7. Good but a little disappointed.

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