Facebook Announces Updated Android App

Facebook Announces Updated Android App

Facebook held their Mobile Event yesterday to announce an updated version of the Facebook for Android app, which brings with it new features like Groups, Places, improved notifications, bug fixes, and a single sign-in feature. Facebook has also opened their location API, which opens up possibilities for advertising to Facebook users based on what businesses or services are nearby.

Some of the new features are listed and explained below, thanks to Android Central and Facebook:

  • Groups - share posts with small groups of friends
  • Places - share where you are with your friends, see where your friends are, and discover places nearby
  • Deals - businesses offering deals upon check in using Facebook
  • Improved notifications - view comments and updtes within the app

Many guesses were made earlier about what exactly Facebook was announcing. According to Gizmodo, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, dispelled any rumors or hopes of a Facebook phone, saying that "there's been this rumor going around that Facebook is going to build a phone. No."

Phandroid has made an in-depth article regarding the event which draws some parralels between the Android approach to success and Facebook's recently revealed approach.

Head on over to Engadget for some photos of what the app looks like, or go check out the app in the AndroidPIT app database. The new version of the app is already available for download.

Other Sources: Android Central, Facebook, Gizmodo, Phandroid

Image from Android Central

Source: Engadget

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