Facebook and Facebook Home for Android received a significant update today (though the update is, you guessed it, on a staged rollout), adding a few significant features. The Facebook app now allows insertion of multiple photos into chat messages (previously it allowed only one per message), and on-the-fly tuning of your post sharing settings - something many people are likely to enjoy.

Facebook home has a brand-new 'favorites tray' area in the launcher, allowing you keep a few select apps handy on your homescreen by dragging them into the tray area. The Facebook Home update is included in the main Facebook update, so Facebook Home will not have to be updated separately. Unfortunately, there are no screenshots of these new features yet, so you'll have to hold tight until the update goes out on a wide basis. Here's the full changelog:

What's in this version:

• Easily change who can see something you've shared
• Send multiple photos in a single message—just tap the +
• Stability and memory improvements
New if you're using Facebook Home:
• Customize your app launcher by dragging the apps you use most to a new favorites tray
• Bug fixes
Learn more about getting Facebook Home updates in our Help Center: http://bit.ly/ZofWN4

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Iggies

    I'm sure the 6 people at Facebook who use home will be delighted with that favorites app drawer (considering they were the ones who designed it).

    • HellG

      *Apply cold water to burned area*

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    Um, I just opened the Facebook page on Play Store on phone, and this changelist seems to be there for the May 17th update. Guess the description has updated but the update itself isn't available.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Staged. Rollout.

      • Abhijeet Mishra

        I. Know. I was merely commenting that the changelog has already appeared, which is something I don't usually see happening unless the update itself has appeared. Or maybe I never noticed. o_0

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          No - the app description is updated independent of anything else. They just decided to update it when they started the staged rollout.

          • Abhijeet Mishra

            Yeah, the web Play Store shows June 6 update date, so no conspiracy here. xD

      • Huton Gergö

        Hmm i got the update, i thinf first EU an than US?

        Or how this new fancy google staged rollout work?

      • Zuko

        I just hate staged rollout's...

    • Haunter

      Does nobody actually read the articles before commenting?

      • Bryan Pizzuti

        Why would anyone do that?

      • cy_n_ic

        Scroll past article. browse visual aids. Absurd comment. Wash, rinse repeat. Its a common pattern

    • Miguel J. Aguilar

      I just uninstalled my facebook and installed it again. I checked before I signed in to see if it was the newest version and it was. Seems quicker!

      • joe

        what is the version number

        • Miguel J. Aguilar

          3.2.1 my friend

  • sourabh

    iam very much happy with nova

  • Could be Anyone

    Still a horrible launcher when compared to better ones like action launcher, Nova, apex and basically every other launcher on the play store, they should've quit while they were behind.

    • http://billhay.es/ Bill Hayes

      Yes, it's a sub-par launcher for power users but it makes a great lockscreen.

      • Could be Anyone

        Can't deny that since its true.

  • unhappybirthday

    Hate the launcher but like the Chat Heads. Too bad its SMS integration does not not work with the MIUI ROM I'm running.

  • Vardan Nazaretyan

    So there are still people who use this?