08
Jul
Facebook-Thumb

Version 3.4 of Facebook is currently rolling out, introducing features that were previously only available in the beta version. New features include the ability to share News Feed stories with friends via a private message and the ability to store the app on a MicroSD card, freeing up precious space. Facebook Home has also received some tender loving care. While the app hasn't been expanded to any additional models, current users can now create folders by dragging on app on top of another.

Facebook-Banner

Facebook app:
• Share News Feed stories in a private message
• Swipe left and right to open chat and bookmarks
• Based on feedback, you can now store the app on your phone's SD card (Android 2.3.7 and lower)
• Fix for a bug with data transfer on app start
Facebook Home:
• Organize your apps with folders—just drag one app onto another to create a folder

Facebook users can still sign up to test out future beta versions of the app and get access to new features before they roll out to the rest of us. Those who do will be the first to know when Facebook shows greater signs of seriously fixing their mobile app.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Felipe Pimenta

    Yesterday the app was running without a single slowdown (using the beta). I thought it was the apocalypse...

  • Ray

    But... it is still a bloated, memory hogging, resource hungry, pile of crap which requests pretty much every permission available.

    When will they stop adding stuff to it and start cleaning up what is already there? It could be a fantastic app.

    • George Millhouse

      must be you. I dont see that at all

      • Stacey Liu

        Try their iOS app on an iPhone 5 for a bit. Then tell me the Android app is anywhere near as good. I can't even scroll through my News Feed on my Nexus 4 without having the device drop frames. Google+ scrolls smooth as butter.

  • Dave Molina

    sharing staus to pvt msg is still not working in android version

    • jmart75

      I could never get this to work in the beta either...

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107214144202094295079/posts James

    The app is really improving. I was wondering why it never had the swype gestures like the iOS version though.

  • yahyoh

    and its still laggy slow piece of shit Ram and battery hogger -_-

    BTW the Beta program is joke

    • Ray

      I agree! There apparent stable releases are more like Alphas... so I'd hate to think what the betas are like.

      Facebook have never, and still don't, listen to user feedback.

    • bozzykid

      How is it a joke? They get testers on multiple platforms before they roll out their monthly update. Makes a lot of sense to me.

  • Miles

    Broken for me, won't open any group I'm in just my news feed.

  • Tim Howells

    Groups don't open now, and the search function is broken....

  • http://thinkspurlove.blogspot.com/ David

    So here's a new feature that a lot of you can't use (Android 2.3.7 and down): Move to SD Card! (SARCASTIC THANKS FACEBOOK)

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Seriously... 2.3.7???
      I can't run MS Office on a C64 either.

  • Sean Thomas

    this app started being a constant battery drain ever since they updated for Home. I had to uninstall so my phone wouldn't go from 100% to dead in two hours in my pocket anymore.

  • http://bjunity.org/ Bill B

    This update is so broken. None of my group pages will load. Just sits there spinning. Reviews on the play store say search is broken too, among other problems.

  • mgamerz

    Based on feedback, PUT THE F***ING BUILD TARGET TO ICS OR HIGHER SO I DON'T SEE THE GOD DAMN MENU BUTTON

    • KingRando

      You do realize a very large portion of Facebook users aren't even on ICS, right?

      • Matthew Fry

        I'd say the greater majority.

      • mgamerz

        That doesn't mean anything. You can target later SDK versions and still have compatibility. But they don't.

  • Thatguyfromvienna

    The Facebook app is THE reason to install Greenify...

    • Matthew Fry

      Haha. It's the reason to root then install Greenify.