18
Jan
fbtiny

It's nice to finally have Facebook pay at least a little attention to its mobile apps for a change. Today, the social networking giant is rolling out an incremental update that brings a couple of new features. Of course, there's the big one: remember that new voice messaging thing that Messenger got? Now the regular app has it, too.

Here's the full changelog:

What's in this version:

• Open and view photos faster
• Share your friends' stories to timelines, pages and groups
• Send voice messages when you have more to say

The bulk of the new changes will likely be of little consequence, but if you've ever been mildly frustrated by your inability to share a friend's posts to different pages or groups, your life will get just a smidge easier. Handy that.

The update is currently live on the Play Store right now.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    Get rid of that damn menu button.

  • Raloc

    Dear Facebook,
    Make a tablet app please. Thanks.
    Signed, Raloc.

    • mgamerz

      *everyone

  • quiro91

    Gingerbread menĂ¹, you're a genius Mark

  • Paul

    Please tell me they put swipe-to-delete back in? I actually had to "downgrade" to 1.9 using Titanium backup because I missed the ability to swipe left and delete my own posts or comments. They removed it in version 2.0

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

      Nope, not there. You can now delete your own posts though, using the menu on the top right of each post, but deleting comments seems to be gone.

  • cyber75sax

    Lots of 1-star reviews immediately after updating. Another kwality upgrade from FB.

  • LibertyBeta

    I still keep the messenger app around. Why? works better.

    • mgamerz

      But I like not getting new messages!

  • brkshr

    I refuse to use the facebook app until they quit turning the gps on as soon as I open the app. There is no reason for the gps to always be on.

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

      The GPS is not always on - it turns it on for a split second and turns off immediately after acquiring location. I agree that it shouldn't happen, but it's not as bad as you made it out to be.

      • mgamerz

        It used to do it, and then it went away for a couple of months, and now it is back.

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

          I just tried it, and it came on for a brief moment when I started the app, then went away.

          • mgamerz

            Yes I know. It used to never do gps lock.

      • brkshr

        It was never like that before, or maybe it's because I was always inside & couldn't get a lock quickly. Regardless, there is no reason for the gps to be on at all when I first start the app. It should only turn on when I need to use a gps/location service. For that reason, I will still not be using the FB app.

  • Andrew

    I'm not actually seeing the option to leave voice messages like in the Messenger app. Am I missing something here?

  • crookedview

    As soon as they change the app so it's not using 4 or more background processes after I exit, even with all background updating turned off, then I will use the official app. Otherwise, Tinfoil it is.

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