Facebook started a beta testing program through the Play Store a while back, and if ever there was an app that needed some help from the community, it's Facebook. The newest update to version 3.7 brings a few notable additions, as well as a variety of bug fixes and tweaks.

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There's the changelog from Facebook's beta tester site:


  • Use icons in status updates to express what you’re feeling or doing
  • Edit your posts and comments, and tap to see all your changes
  • See upcoming events at a glance on your favorite Pages
  • Create and share new photo albums from your phone


  • Various bug & crash fixes
  • “Show on lockscreen” setting is visible again
  • Improvements to photo loading in news feed
  • Improvements to news feed load time

=Known issues=

  • Most Recent setting in News Feed not sticking

Improved comment editing is a big deal, as is the ability to create new albums from the device. Some people virtually never touch Facebook on their PC. You have to be in the beta program to get this update, but you can head over here to sign up.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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

    Post editing - finally.

    • Glenn

      More importantly, I can't wait to have that little icon to tell people that I'm doing something I already told them I'm doing.

      • Antariksh Singh

        I can't seem to find it :(

        • http://revanmj.pl/ Michał Jakubowski

          Me too. I guess that it's not available in every country yet.

  • David Molina

    The app updates perfectly but inside the app, It doesn't have any of this updates ._.

    • lolroflqwerty

      Same here :-/

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

      I definitely have the post editing on, personally.

  • Gordon Lutz

    Anyone know what the blue circle icon means beside contact names as of this update?

    • DIONY

      Looks like a Facebook Messenger Icon.

    • Spetto

      Nope, but i'd really like to know what it means.. It looks like - and probably is - a messenger icon, but what does it mean / why is it there?!

      • guest2

        couple of my friends have that icon, yet they dont have messenger installed (pc or mobile!)

        • Sumune

          Hope you are talking about Facebook messenger and not live messenger or imma slap you silly for being so clueless

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psychomaniac189 psychomaniac189

    how do you edit a status? i cant figure that out. or can you only edit posts from somebody else's status?

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

      You press the down arrow at the top right and edit from there.

  • Jooyoung Hong

    what about this?

  • Jooyoung Hong

    what about this??

  • andy_o

    Still can't set custom audience? Right now, once you change it to something else there's no way to, for instance, exclude individuals or lists from seeing the next post without having to go to the web in the browser.

  • Rudy Belova

    Well now i only have 2 status updates shown and ONLY 2 status updates. from 2 days ago. Cleared data, reinstalled, nada..
    Worst update yet!

  • troph

    Is tablet UI too much to ask for?

    • Morten Ulveseth

      Anyone have an idea why they are holding out on us? Facebook and Spotify are the only apps I'm missing a tablet UI for.

  • imfloflo

    New icon to see if the person have Facebook Messenger installed on online list

  • woj_tek

    can we finally have option to select 'most recent' by default?!

    • Matthew Fry

      That damn setting resets every time I update. They made a big fuss about their awesome algorithm for how it determines 'top stories' so I doubt it.

      • woj_tek

        it resets each time I open the app... very annoying :/

  • chuck

    I got this update from aptoide.. yeah much more better now..
    next update I hope we can put picture in the comment section.. :)

  • Mike

    Still looks terrible on a landscape Nexus 10

  • TimmyTwo2

    What's the blue circle with the sideways lightning bolt for on the chat panel (swiping right to left)?

    • dee

      I'd like to know that too! Does it mean that contact is active on messenger??

      • Steven

        Any responses on that ?

  • Clintro

    wish the would add a "Remember my Posistion" Option....

  • mgamerz

    Psst! Don't tell anyone at Facebook, but they still never remember Most Recent vs the useless Top Stories setting. Don't tell them or it won't get fixed!

  • Zhyriel ZA

    I got no 'icons in status updates to express what you’re feeling or doing' in my Xperia Z facebook.....anyone can explain why?

  • Joan Bandy

    Most recent not working well is driving me nuts. Any comment to the post is pushing old posts I read a week ago back to the top. If I wanted to follow it, I would have commented or liked it and gotten a notification. I really don't like the shuffling of the news feed. I like it in order by post date.

  • Clau2x

    How come I can't use photo comments?

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