Facebook For Android Updated To v1.9; Brings Performance Improvements and New Shortcuts
By on April 21st, 2012

Earlier today, Facebook rolled out a new update for its official Facebook for Android (v1.9) app in the Google Play store, which brings some much needed enhancements and changes to the app. First and foremost, the new version of the app performs much much better than any of the previous version. The laggy scrolling in the timeline and the friend’s list of the app is finally gone now!

The updated app will also add two new shortcuts to your phone’s app drawer – camera and messages. The Camera app will allow users to directly snap a picture and share it on Facebook, while the Messages app will allow them compile a new (group) message to their friends.

Below is the full change-log of the update from the Facebook team itself -:

-Improved performance and various bug fixes

-More messaging features like creating group messages and adding friends to existing group conversations

-Shortcuts to share photos and messages right from your home screen

Hopefully, we can expect a major re-design of the Facebook for Android app with tons of new features in its next version (v2.0).

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  • John Haynes

    This update is very good with one excepotion. I have the original HTC Desire running under version 2.2.2 of Android. As we all know the original HTC Desire didn’t have much space in the main phone for application and this update really takes a large amount out of the onboard mememory. It also can’t be moved to the SD card to get spavce back. I really do wish that Facebook people would think about customers that have phones like the original HTC Desire.

 
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