Facebook for Android gets a small, but welcome update

Facebook for Android gets a small, but welcome update
The Facebook apps for Android and iOS aren't exactly what we'd call a great experience. Sometimes, they can be so slow and laggy that the mobile website seems blazing-fast in comparison. Other times, they simply won't work, causing you to completely restart the program to get it going again. Thankfully, the iOS version of Facebook was recently rewritten, which drastically improved its reliability and performance. However, the Android version of the app is yet to undergo such a treatment, meaning that its performance remains sub-par for the time being.

While users are still waiting for this long-anticipated update, though, they have just been blessed with another, smaller update for the current app, bringing it to version 1.9.11. This "maintenance" update should improve the speed when tagging photos and organizing albums. In addition, it seems that some users who have been using "certain languages" were at times unable to upload photos using the app. This should now be fixed.

Now, we don't really expect all of this to bring any substantial improvement to the overall performance of the app, but it's a start, right? Let's just hope that Facebook will be quick to reach the finish line and deliver the reworked app to its super-social users soon.

You can download the latest Facebook app here!

via: AndroidAuthority

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19 Comments

1. Astro551

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

not sure if i could call it a welcomed update... didn't really notice any chages. waiting for this new fb app fingers crossed

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Thanking the update, but I use FriendcasterPro.©®™

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

Who are you? Don't seem the original troll of PA.

4. hazzik

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

wendy is the troll lol.

10. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

14. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

friendcaster is faster. The official app always run on the background which consume memory for nothing. Slow and not stable notification.

5. omacmagics

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I deleted this app just days ago maybe when the new one comes out I'll reinstall it to see how it works.

6. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Facebook on iOS is like a totally different app now. It's actually, perfect.

8. Savage unregistered

Facebook should stop with the 1.9.x updates. This will get them nowhere and the complaints will keep coming no matter what. We need a major rewrite like they did for iOS.

9. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Can't see the comments on pictures on my EVO LTE...uninstalled

11. cobra_83

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Was wondering if anyone has the same problem with the facebook app for android...I have the HTC EVO 4G...when i have the updated facebook app everytime i go to the home screen it says "trouble loading tap to refresh" i can access everything else on the app fine but the wall page just will not load...does anyone else have the same problem?

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It still doesn't support installing to SD. That is the main complaint that I have for it as of right now. I actually like the notifications from it. They seem to be puch notifications and I only get them for the selected items that I wisht to get them for.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The thing still SLOWLY takes its time to log in. but i don't even hardly use facebook

15. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

just get friendcaster :)

16. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

still the sh*tiest appout there.

17. Nafiz

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

facebook for android is good aps.. but just my network sometimes make it slow.. [(-.-)]*throw my sandal to operator*

18. vijay0715

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I think they are waiting Google to inter grate Facebook into android just like Apple did.

19. vijay0715

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Integrate*

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