O.K., Facebook is a direct competitor to Google+, but its most recent Android app update deserves a mention.
The app’s interface now lets users snap and upload photos with a device’s front-facing camera. The UI lacked a lens toggle before— despite the recently added shortcut on for photo uploading on the homescreen.
What else is new in version 1.9.7?:
- New messaging features let you switch between conversations, include friends of friends, share bigger photos, and see who’s available
- Various bug fixes
- Made a security improvement
- Faster app login and navigation
Oh, and Facebook for Android 1.9.7 requires Android 2.2 and up.
Check it out on the Google Play Store.
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