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Facebook for Android updated – new shortcuts

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Facebook for Android updated – new shortcuts
If you updated your Facebook for Android the other day, you may have noticed additional shortcuts listed in your Apps list. The popular app just saw another version update and this time it includes two shortcuts – Camera and Messenger.

The Camera icon, as you may expect, allows you to take pictures that are immediately uploaded to Facebook. The Messenger icon seems to take the place of the dedicated Messenger app. It allows you to receive push notifications for all messages, start group messages, and add recipients to existing group messages.

Other than that, the update adds, as per usual, improved performance and various bug fixes. You can head on over to the Google Play store now to grab this update.

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source: MobileSyrup

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posted on 22 Apr 2012, 09:24 14

1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


It is noticeably faster but not as smooth as the iOS version of the app.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 10:18 10

9. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Am I getting a thumbs down for being honest?

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 12:02 2

21. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because the truth stings. Personally, I find your comment to be on the spot. Apps like Facebook on Android just feels sloppily done.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 12:02 1

22. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Everything is noticeably faster on iOS when you look at it.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 09:30 2

2. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


fragmentation

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 09:38 4

3. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


lmfao

Wow...

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 09:43 11

5. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


He is just butt-hurt that his favorite Windows Phone isn't getting updated to Apollo.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 09:45 5

7. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I see this... lol

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 10:42 2

12. djripster (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Going to keep hoping until Microsoft gives a final word on this :(

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 10:44 1

14. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


lmao.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 11:05 2

18. sandysingh252 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Your so called excuse of fragmentation is soon going to be Apple issue as a lot of developers are already worried about different screen sizes and resolutions on i products.Atleast android adjusts one app on different specs. Not like apple where developers now have to submit multiple versions of apps suiting to different resolutions. Sorry to say, this so called baseless fragwhat issue has gone old now. Go find something logical.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 13:25 3

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Much better than RESTRICTIONS!

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 09:40 7

4. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Troll

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 13:12 1

24. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Look at how one line comments that add nothing to the discussion gets 5 thumbs up while the good comments get thumbed down.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 09:43 1

6. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


The new icons suck, they should at least allow a way to remove them, but have not found a solution for that yet.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 10:06 1

8. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


Hide it?

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 10:32 4

11. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


lol, the Camera shortcut just made the "Smoked by a Windows Phone" challenge a whole lot easier.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 12:48

23. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


That's exactly what I thought. Too bad the Windows phone Rep picks the test randomly(or rather based on what phone you have)

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 11:28

20. ymp72 (Posts: 11; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I can tag people on pictures with the updated version now

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 15:13

26. Beholder88 (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I just got the update this morning and I didn't notice too much other than it now has a "facebook" splash screen at startup. The speed still seems close to the same slowness I'm used to, but I'll have to use it a little more to see what happens. I'm using this on my RAZR.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 15:47

27. skymitch89 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


No thank you, they can keep their updates. I'm sticking with my version of Facebook app I have, 1.7.2., and refuse to update to the new version until version 1.7.2 absolutely will not work any more.

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