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Facebook might implement a built-in browser in its Android app

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Facebook might implement a built-in browser in its Android app
One of the largest social networks, Facebook, has made several headlines of late, mostly regarding its hate-it-or-love-it decision to force Messenger on its users. Although certain workarounds to circumvent this exist, Facebook has received a modest amount of negative backlash. However, we are not going to talk about messaging today. It seems that Facebook is procuring tests on a new feature for its Android app, which is nothing else but a built-in browser.

At the moment, when you tap on a timeline link within the app, Facebook will load it in your default browser. This is not a pretty seamless solution, as users are forced to switch between the two apps. When you click on the link, the built-in Facebook browser apparently offers a limited, yet sufficient set of rather basic features (back, forward, copy address, open with, save, etc.), which are all accessible from a dropdown menu. The browser feature can be turned on or off from the settings of the app.

This feature has arrived with the latest update for a certain amount of users. It is rather unclear if it will be implemented for all users of the app at some point, or the built-in browser will remain just a brief experiment. We are slightly inclined towards the former possibility, as users of Facebook and the social network itself will most probably only benefit from such a seamless experience. 

Are you rooting for such a functionality? Feel free to share your thoughts!


source: Android Police

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