Facebook for Android updated – new shortcuts

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.

Facebook for Android

source: MobileSyrup



27. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

26. Beholder88

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

20. ymp72

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I can tag people on pictures with the updated version now

11. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

23. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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)

6. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

8. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Hide it?

4. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011


24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

2. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012


3. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

lmfao Wow...

5. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

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

7. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

I see this... lol

12. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

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

14. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012


18. sandysingh252

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 22, 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.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Much better than RESTRICTIONS!

1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

9. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Am I getting a thumbs down for being honest?

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

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