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Facebook For Android Gets Bump To Version 1.7, Customized Sharing And More UI “Improvements”

Maybe I shouldn’t still get excited about Facebook for Android updates, but I do. Facebook has recently updated their Android app, final;y in good time with its iOS brother, and gave a lot of requested features to users. One of the main things you’ll notice at first glance, is more updates to the news feed.

Now Facebook allows for users to customize who they want to post to, right from the app. Now the entire app is synchronized to the news feed, meaning you can like comments, remove posts, etc from everywhere in the application. When viewing notifications you can like and remove comments as well. This really gives the app more of a unified feel. While the resolution isn’t the greatest, the functionality is starting to come. Oh, and one more thing: we finally have pull-to-refresh. Everywhere. The application is now really starting to port features from the mobile site, but sadly, they’re just actually putting the mobile site into the app, almost like a portal. I am glad to see the features, but I wish they would just make it the app itself, not just the mobile site. Notifications are also said to be improved, but we’ll have to wait and see. The full list of updates is as follows:

  1. Made it easier to share with who you want
  2. Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site
  3. Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
  4. Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
  5. Fixes and tweaks:
  6. Improved photo browsing with swiping
  7. Added the ability to tag your friends in photos
  8. Improved Messages and Notifications
  9. Fixed a number of crashes and performance issues
Be sure to head over to the Market and grab this update, version 1.7, and stay tuned to TheDroidGuy for the latest news and updates.