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[Updated] Facebook for Android with New Features & Performance Boost

By on April 23, 2012
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Facebook is undoubtedly the the world’s biggest and most popular social networking service currently. However users are not satisfied with the website’s performance, its updates, or its interface. The new timeline has both raised praises as well as criticism for itself.

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Facebook for Android app has been around for almost three years now but it is not doing well when it comes to mobile versions. Its poor performance and issues related to bugs have made a number of smartphone users ignore it. Luckily there is some good news as the app has been finally updated. The app’s latest update brings in a bunch of important improvements and was released some days ago.

The updated Facebook app comes with enhanced performance and a number of bug fixes. Even though the app is a bit far from being perfect, it has definitely moved forward, especially in terms of speed and responsiveness. Apart from the enhancement in performance, the updated version also comes with some new features. You can use shortcuts to share photos and messages directly from your smartphone’s home screen and also remove them after installation if you want to.

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Now creating group messages is finally supported by Facebook for Android and you can also add friends to the existing group conversations. GPU rendering is enabled to offer smoother scrolling on the timeline for devices supporting such a feature. If you don’t want to wait for more than half an hour to check your Facebook account, share links and photos, poke your friends, and so on then you should not miss the latest update of this Android app.

You can download the updated Facebook for Android app from the Google Play Store for free. The current version of the app is 1.9 and its requirements vary as per the device. To download it directly to your smartphone or tablet, visit the app page and just hit the Install to begin the download and installation process.

Sana Woodman

About Sana Woodman

Sana nurses a deep passion for technical or technological happenings all around the globe. She is currently putting up in LA. Internet is her forte and writing articles on the net for modern day technological wonders is her only hobby. She can be reached at

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