Facebook is still working hard to bring its Android application up to par with its iOS apps. The social media giant just launched a new update that brings some cool new features to its Android app in addition to bringing a huge fix and improvement to a key portion of the app.
The first new feature is ability to share to more than just your timeline from the app’s Share button. Now, users can simply click the button and share posts to a friend’s Timeline, a Page you have Liked, or a group. This makes the overall process of sharing quicker and easier from within the Android application. You can still share in the way you did before, but the new way makes things a lot simpler.
Another new feature of the application is the ability to send voice messages. This is not necessarily new for Facebook, as Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android have had the feature available for a while, but it’s new to the main Facebook app, and new features are not usually a bad thing. It seems that Facebook tested the feature out in its Messager app, and now that it’s ready for prime time, it’s rolling out to all Facebook app users.
The next major change is not a new a feature, but it’s still something that users of the app should enjoy a great deal. Facebook has made it so you can view photos much faster. Photos will load substantially faster, but of course, when it comes to Android, your mileage may vary depending on the device and version of the OS you have installed. Still, speed was a major issue for the Android app, and anything that improves it is always a good thing.