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Facebook on Android Updates, Friend Tagging in Status Updates Arrives

A decent Facebook update for Android just became available, giving socialites the ability to tag their friends when updating their status.  You can also search your friends easier and add your phone number to your profile.  Stalk, stalk, stalk!  

Oh, and to tag a friend, just type “@” and then their name to see a list appear.

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  • Iwantamiller247

    I am not able to tag friends @+name on a status update however i able to tag on comments…what kind of sense does that make? Come on…I wish the updates would be accurate. Lets get it together Facebook for Android.

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  • KH

    The @name feature doesn’t work for me.  The list of friends names does not pop up.  Any suggestions?

  • Joya_bella

    I have a Droid Incredible and the tagging feature using the @ symbol does not work :(

    • KH

      same exact problem.  I have no idea what to do.

  • Alicewitz

    I tried dowloading the new Facebook app on the newest Sidekick4G but it kept on crashing and would not stay open for me to do anything! Hahahaha. I’m sure there has got to be another way to tag people in your status. Somehow my friends are able to do it. And the funny thing is, my phone probably cost way more than theirs. Now that’s rediculous. Hah.

  • Julieab557

    How do you frigging tag a photo? 

  • Juxtapoeser

    Why can’t I get notifications in my notification bar OR tag people in statuses? I have the “new” HTC Thunderbolt and yet fb seems behind my old BB

    • Spc Hicks09

      Have you checked the market for an update? An update for Facebook For Android was recently put out that allows you to tag friends in status’. Go into facebook and hit the menu button then go to settings. Make sure your notification settings are set in there and you should receive notifications. you can also go to Menu>Settings>Accounts & Sync and add your facebook account there to get notifications. Hope all this helps.

  • Spc Hicks09

    FC on everything except News Feed and Comments.

    Droid 1
    CM7 Nightly Build #39

    Anyone know how to go back to a older version? Please let me know at spc.hicks09@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/deliciouswithsauce David Molina

    Crashing so hard. ALL DAY ERR DAY. Update does nothing but bring major FC’s everywhere.

  • G33kdrummer

    has anyone gone on the m.facebook site? it’s better than just about any app out there more features and just about everything you can do on the regular site…. funny.. how you guys would rather complain here than just use that

    • TommyZ

      The little I use Facebook I mostly use the m.website.

  • Anonymous

    Facebook is a waste of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Well after reading the comments I won’t be updating now but…

    Anyone else have issues with random force closes, seemingly more common when using the back button, on the Xoom?

  • Michael Chados

    Dear Facebook,
    Please make an app that does what you say its going to do.

    Thanks,
    An Android User

    P.S. Force Close is not a feature we want.

  • haha

    I hate reading about people complaining about the FB app on Android…. Android developments are faster and because of this I think people forget to put things in perspective. The reality of the situation is that the Facebook app on the Android platform is only 1.53 versions old. The Facebook app on iOS is 3.5 versions old. Having said that, the iPhone version @ 1.5 didn’t have half as many features so please sit back, enjoy the ride and stfu. By version 2.0 the Android app is going to kick serious booty.

    • Chad

      Keep dreaming!!

    • Curtisthefox

      So… at 6 months for every update we should see 2.0 in say… approximately 3-5 years? When even less people care about FB and have moved on…

  • Davros / aka Chris Nimon

    I tag my photos on my phone. Instead of using the app I go to the actual site. Hell, even the instant messenger works thanks to Adobe and their Flash ;)

  • Anonymous

    Everyone here should 1 star the app until they add tagging to photos. How can they prioritize something like adding your phone # over tagging photos, which is a staple of facebook!?

  • http://twitter.com/El_Chupacabra2 Scott Wood

    FC’s every time on OG Droid with 2.3.3

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      Same here.

  • TommyZ

    Does it support APP2SD?

  • Ddog

    Does anyone know what keyboard he’s using?

    • http://profiles.google.com/kylosma Kyle Bailey

      Swype

    • http://twitter.com/Broadwayblues John Ennis

      swype

    • Guest

      Swype on 2.3.3 I believe.

  • Jobs

    Well you can tag people on statuses something not yet available on iOS facebook yet, at least somethings come here first

  • Greg

    Funny… I’m over here watching “The Social Network”. Even God likes a laugh.

  • eddieonofre

    oh nice, now I can tag friend in my post but in return I was taken away the ability to search my friends read my messages

  • http://twitter.com/tanujrocks Tanuj Chokshi

    i’ve never had any problems using the facebook app, i use it on a daily basis too

  • just wandering

    Are unreliable notifications and login problems and pics not showing and the rest of the last several months’ embarrassing bugs and regressions fixed finally?

  • )v(urphy

    FC FC FC FC FC FC FC, how could a mutli-billion dollar company not code an app…ugh.

    Droid 2.3.3

  • http://www.facebook.com/omgitzjose Jose Guitian Cicero

    wow yet you still cant tag photos like youve been able to do on blackberries for ever.

    • Anonymous

      wtf? Still can’t? Yeah iPhone has been able to do that for a long time as well… very annoying.

  • Anonymous

    Is it true that the Facebook app broadcasts all your updates via clear text, unlike the website that lets you use HTTPS encryption?

    • just wandering

      yes

      • Anonymous

        Does that include your username and password, or do they at least have some security for your login credentials?

  • http://twitter.com/imfaral Christopher Temples

    is it still crashing on the xoom?

    • Whap

      Yup…worse than before

    • Anonymous

      Not for me yet

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhaxprime Ben Hackney

    Force closing like an SOB on OG Droid 2.3.3 :(

  • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Chris Spells

    I’m pretty sure this update causes my ChompSMS to crash when I use contact pictures…smh if its not one thing its another with this app -_-

  • Wbdrummer

    Here’s an idea facebook, dont update your app again until you are 110% sure that it works!!! Love, Me
    P.S. My phone gets hot enough to cook bacon when i run this app. I cant tell if its a good thing or a bad thing.

  • Wbdrummer

    Here’s an idea facebook, dont update your app again until you are 110% sure that it works!!! Love, Me
    P.S. My phone gets hot enough to cook bacon when i run this app. I cant tell if its a good thing or a bad thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    How about being able to see who likes status/pic – being about to open pics through notifications – there is much more “important things” than tagging friends in status’ or adding your phone number which is the dumbest thing you can do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    Already have this because of Flow which is MUCH better! Everyone should download it!

  • Timmah

    Finally, something the iPhone doesn’t have!

    • ApplesNAndroids

      Very true, however Facebook on iOS devices are still more far feature rich than android.
      Sigh

  • Anonymous

    Chat and messages are so broken its ridiculous.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kylosma Kyle Bailey

    Still has a long way to go

  • Curtisthefox

    Now if only they would add the ability to tag photos you wanna upload… like outdated BlackBerry has had for years!!!

    • http://twitter.com/JasonAGrier Jason A. Grier

      that was my FIRST thing I thought of when I switched to Android. I was like.. are you kidding me? My non-touchscren blackberry can tag people! Oh well… one can only hope maybe one day!

  • guest

    good to know!