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Facebook App on Android Slowly Rolling Out Pages, Revamped News Feed?

The Facebook app for Android received an update on Friday that included a new video sharing feature, a more well-rounded news feed, and Pages, but the real goodness may not have happened quite yet.  According to one of our long time readers, the photos above are what you can expect to see once the Facebook app update has been fully activated on your phone.  I know what you are thinking, “This looks like a giant i*hone kang!”  And yep, it does actually, but isn’t that what you all have been asking for?

So what we can see is a “Pages” button up top, that when pressed, pops up a wheel to take you to all of your other Facebook sections like Videos, Photos, Links, etc.  The top Camera, “What’s on your mind?”, and Share bar also seems to be locked and won’t disappear while scrolling which is nice.  Liking and Commenting can be done quickly from your News feed, and there could be even more.  Looks like the app will finally come close to the version from that other mobile OS, but now we’d just like to know when it’s coming.

Has anyone else noticed their Facebook app with these new features?

Cheers 0mie!

  • Cdecrist

    Doesn’t work.  News feed loads and you see content then it flickers and reloads and flickers and then you see content and then it flickers and loads . . . . . . . . .

  • http://twitter.com/donnacgreen Donna C Green

    Yes, and on my HTC Hero it’s absolutely terrible. It keeps crashing, and data retrieval is abominably slow! I’m looking into what other FB apps I can use cause this update is rubbish – I hate it.

  • http://www.meandtheblueskies.com/ Mr. Blue Skies

    The new app doesn’t work properly. It simply opens up the mobile browser, if it opens anything at all. It’s absolutely awful and is garnishing tons and tons of complaints.

  • Bwillix

    i used it but had to uninstall it and then reinstall it b/c the new version wouldn’t stop flashing, making it impossible to use

  • HarryTorresPFT

    Mine has all the features mentioned here. Great improvement. I had just downloaded FriendCaster and was getting ready to uninstall this one. I will keep it for a while and hope for improvements, especially on the notifications. Notification pop ups and higher quality picture download is my preference on FriendCaster, but don’t like the errors often posted and upload failures. Hope Facebook for Android app will take note of those features. I have a Thunderbolt.

  • Kingspeedy

    The new news feed is nothing more than the Facebook Mobile browser site.  The two look and act identical, and some people have been hit by a bug that actually just prompts them to open their browser when they load their feed in the app.  It seems that the developers have given up on developing a usable application and are just giving us a web page that they hope we won’t notice.

  • Kingspeedy

    The new news feed is nothing more than the Facebook Mobile browser site.  The two look and act identical, and some people have been hit by a bug that actually just prompts them to open their browser when they load their feed in the app.  It seems that the developers have given up on developing a usable application and are just giving us a web page that they hope we won’t notice.

  • boardjnky4

    I am seeing these changes now! Very welcome changes!