Facebook For Android Gets New Update; Users Wary

By: Amanda Crum - April 21, 2012

The Facebook mobile app has drawn considerable complaints over the years from users, for everything from speed (or lack thereof) to the impairment or loss of certain functions like photo sharing and tagging. Every new update brings a few changes–which include fixes for some bugs and different layouts–and for every one thing that gets revamped, it seems, two more require attention, making users more wary of an impending update.

According to Facebook, this new update brings in better messaging capability, including a lot more of the features that come with the desktop version such as online status and better organization of contact lists. It will also change the way photo sharing is done, which may have a little something to do with the social media site’s recent controversial acquisition of the photo app Instagram, a deal that went down for a cool $1 billion.

Of course, every time Facebook changes anything, users have a lot to say about it.

Updated my Facebook app for Android. Oh! Now Facebook has its own camera in desktop! Yes, that blue one! http://t.co/aVIcURFl 1 hour ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

PS if you’re wondering why I haven’t responded to anything on Facebook, it’s cause the android app is fairly feeble. 1 minute ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Well done Facebook. Another Android app update that pushes me another step towards uninstalling. 11 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Yes very fast, but ugly, cluttered and amateurish design RT @lifehacker Facebook’s Android app is just about the slo… http://t.co/IyKq63zj 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I started to open the Android Facebook app, but instead went home, got my laptop and drove to the coffeeshop. Was still faster than the app. 6 days ago via TweetCaster for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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  • http://Krackalakin.com Dan

    They kill me. Dear Facebook, hold a contest. The person who develops the best app wins $100k and use of your private jet for the weekend. I would sign up for that. 😉

  • dave

    Facebook for android on galaxy s2does not work!!
    No notifications even though they are turned on and chat constantly tell me msg not been sent when they clearly have been!? Is there a way to install old app instead of this? and are facebook working on this? very disapointed. the old app was miles better!!!