Facebook has launched its biggest and the most awaited update for its Android application last weekend. The newest and largest wave of update for Android app gives Facebook users a smooth, imperative experience thanks to an eye-catching interface and a totally integrated experience for the very first time. Being the most used social networking site, no flaw goes unnoticed. Even a minor bug simply multiplies itself to disunite the fan base.
According to Facebook’s software engineer Frank Qixing Du, the updated application will provide the users an experience that would be close to the social networking experience found on an ordinary desktop web browser.
Facebook for Android Version 1.9 also integrates several features that had been in Facebook’s separate Messenger application. These include the ability to see when your friends are online or on their mobile devices, the ability to add people to a group conversation, and arranging the contacts according to your taste. After the updated application is installed, the application will automatically place shortcuts such as Messenger, Camera, Facebook in the main menu.
With the acquisition of Instagram, it seems Facebook has realized the importance of photo sharing as the new version 1.9 comes with a strengthened photo sharing service. The new camera sharing feature allows users to skip straight to the photo-sharing tool within the Facebook application.
The exertion of messenger shortcut onto the home screen has its own significance rather than being just another icon, as it’s updated to a noticeable level and now offers improved chat capabilities. Notifications are enhanced which makes them appear faster, smoother and most importantly, without an error. The update has also improved the ‘timeline’ feature.
The overall impression of the update is however mixed as some users are still complaining and are calling the update a mere junk and the latest version still inferior to its iOS counterpart.
If you are an Android user then give it a chance and let us know in the comments if it’s up to your expectations or not.
Download Facebook Version 1.9 from Google Play. [Official Link]