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Yesterday, Facebook rolled out a big update to its Messenger Android app, but as it turns out, it was only a small part of what the social network had in store for us. On the same day, the company also quietly released Facebook Pages Manager to the Play Store - an application iOS users have been enjoying since the first half of last year.

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As a Facebook Page manager for Android Police, I immediately wanted to take it out for a spin but was forced to put the plan on hold because the app is actually not available in the U.S. And probably anywhere else, although somehow at least 6 people managed to install it and one even left a review. Update: AP readers from Canada and Australia were able to install it after all.

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My guess is Facebook will officially announce it later today or perhaps within a few days and set the country restrictions in order to avoid any premature search result appearances. Once it is available, we'll be able to administer multiple pages and do the following unspeakable things to them:

  • Post new updates and photos and respond to comments as your Pages
  • View and reply to private messages sent to your Page
  • Get notifications about new activity on your Pages right away
  • View your latest Pages Insights

Not a bad start, though I really don't see why we need a whole separate app as opposed to integration with Facebook.

In the meantime, check out the screenshots and hit up the Play Store to see if it's available in your country.

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Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
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  • David Stallard

    Downloading right now in Australia...

  • Christopher Theofilaktos

    Compatible with my S3 in Australia

  • http://twitter.com/JM77 Jason Murray

    Works for me, Nexus 4 with a Telstra AU SIM, on WiFi in the UK.

    Play is probably confused.

  • http://nikolaovcharski.com/ Nikola Ovcharski

    Can't install in Bulgaria

  • Mike S

    I was able to download it in Canada but I'm not an admin for any pages so it is useless to me.

  • Jerry

    Just installed in Canada on my Nexus 4.

  • Steve Timms

    I have installed it in Australia

  • JDGfromMTL

    Installed on Galaxy SIII Canada. (Jellybean 4.1.1)

  • Wojciech Skrok

    Nothing for Poland :(

  • ddpacino

    I can see it, but cannot install it. Verizon Gnex.

  • http://twitter.com/Bazar6 B Azar

    Guess it was too much to build Pages in to the regular app?... Going to bookmark it as soon as it's available for the US VZW Gnex

  • amplwp

    I'm in Canada and it's available now for my Nexus 7 and SIII. Already sent to my N7!!

  • Apoorv Bishnoi

    Not Available in India. . . . . .

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

    not in Italy too, tried with MarketUnlocker (set to Canadian Telus) and like magic: the app is there and installs and works just fine :)

  • Leonardo

    Can someone provide us the apk???

  • Leonardo

    Not Available in brazil! but i got the apk, wait a minute!

  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

    The point of this app is just enough to not use Facebook. What is wrong with Facebook product managers?

    • themainstrm

      They're taking the SwiftKey approach. Who needs updates when you can continually release a new app.

      • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

        It's a stupid route

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        What the hell are you talking about? SK has 2 apps and is providing free updates to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RonJHamelin Ron Hamelin

    I live in upstate NY. I can't find let alone download the app. However, I'm off to Montreal this afternoon. I'll see if I can find it once on the Bell network!

  • r3drox

    Cant install it in Kenya (Yay!big surprise) for any of my devices from N7 to HTC sensation

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgemus Don Gemus

    "This item cannot be installed in your device's country."

  • John O’Connor

    direct playstore link.... LOVE THESE ONES, "this app is incompatible with all of your devices" . Wait, all 42 of them?!

  • http://scotepi.net/ Scotepi

    Installed from XDA. It crashes all the time, I have about 10 Facebook pages

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Installs in US now!

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