Facebook v1.7 for Android sports a new look and supports Honeycomb

Facebook v1.7 for Android sports a new look and supports Honeycomb
Facebook fanatics have something to look forward to if they own an Android powered device. That’s because the popular app is updated to version 1.7, which brings forth some exciting new design changes, and more importantly, offers support for Honeycomb as well.

For starters, the most significant change is the new design found with it. Specifically, we now find easy to access buttons to post something, upload an image, or simply check-in to a location directly from within the news feeds. Moreover, we also find redesigns to the profile view as well. Besides the new look of the app, it also packs some updated privacy controls as well to better give the user control over what they want to share.

Finally, Honeycomb tablet users will be especially glad to find the app available to them once again now that it supports the platform – even though if the app itself doesn’t really offer a tablet-friendly experience

The full lists of new features include the following:

  • Made it easier to share with who you want
  • Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site
  • Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
  • Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
  • Fixes and tweaks:
  • Improved photo browsing with swiping
  • Added the ability to tag your friends in photos
  • Improved Messages and Notifications
  • Fixed a number of crashes and performance issues

source: Android Market via Mobileburn



1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

testing it now.... wonder if it will beat friendcaster

11. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I think it screws over FriendCaster Pro's push notifications. I stopped getting them once I installed the new FB app.

2. nelsonl21

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

They messed up on 2.3 and no good word for 3.2. I'll keep FriendCaster for good.

3. rcy189

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 24, 2011

Just updated mine. I like how the new look is more integrated with the actual website, your profile looks a lot cleaner on the app now. A lot of new customizations for posting status updates that I haven't used yet, but I'm sure some people will like it and some won't.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31369; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can u add favorites and unfriend like on iOS?

9. rcy189

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 24, 2011

No, but I'm guessing they're working on incorporating that for Android in the near future.

4. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

looks exactly like iphone version now. Droid Incredible 2.2

6. BLikens1619

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 12, 2008

Updated my FB app and it doesn't want to open then freezes on a white screen, new update please.

7. cheetah2k

Posts: 2275; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Facebook with Honeycomb support!! About Fekking time Zuckerberg!

8. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I certainly hope that they fix the notifications. Right now, they are intermittent and the volume of the notification is on max all the time. The volume does not use the notification volume setting. I'm going to try it on my Eee Pad first to make sure it works properly. I don't want it to screw up my FB app on my phone. I have an older version on my phone that works and I have been wary of updating it due to all of the negative comments I have seen.

10. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I had some difficulty with FB on the Eee Pad. It worked initially. Then when I went back, I get the white screen. I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it and it appears to be working now. I also upgraded my phone as well and it seems to be working.

12. AndroidLvr unregistered

I use both both friendcaster and the fb app because the fb app doesn't let you copy and paste like friendcaster does. If FB added copy and paste to there app then i would completely delete friendcaster.

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