Facebook Beta for Android receives slight Material Design overhaul, with the focus being on "slight"

Facebook Beta for Android receives slight Material Design overhaul, with the focus being on "slight"
By now, most of Google's own apps might have adopted the Material Design guidelines that got introduced alongside Android 5.0 Lollipop, and so have many of the more popular and trendy Android apps that one can snatch straight from the Play Store. Yet, the most popular, downloaded, and probably used Android app ever, Facebook, has not jumped on this bandwagon yet. At least officially, that is, but it seems that it might do so in the foreseeable future.

It seems that the beta version of Facebook for Android (which is, unfortunately, pointed out as being one of the biggest battery hoggers), which is the usual playground for some new features and functionality that might eventually make it to the flagship app, has already adopted the Material Design in a way. While just anybody can become a beta tester, the Material Design overhaul for Facebook beta has not been rolled out to all testers - only a small group of these can hold and behold the Material Design-esque looks of the social network on their good ol' Android devices.

Facebook admits that some time might pass before the app receives Material Design. Until then, you can tease yourself with one of the first screenshots of the new interface. Do you like it?

source: Reddit, Facebook

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8 Comments

1. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

i got this material degisn on my facebook ver 22 for a quite long time~

2. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I dont care about them design. Just keep the memory consumption low, that would be so nice already.

3. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Me neither. So I longer use FB app anymore. Instead, I open m.facebook.com on Chrome.

4. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

That app is absolutely evil. They even put built-in browser into the app! Can't wait until they put the entire world to it.

5. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can disable that through the settings of the app. It would've been nice if we were able to disable the built in video player.

8. ItsTomi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Exactly. 90MB in background is NOT okay

6. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Kinda looks like Windows Phone's version of Facebook

7. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

The only feature I really want from Facebook is the ability to default into my chronological feed instead of the regular news feed.

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