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Facebook announces new Android app

If you're one of the millions of users that are running into all sorts of problems with Facebook's Android app we've got some good news, Facebook has announced a new app for Android that should be available by the time you're reading this, or not long thereafter. The app is a total re-design in many ways, although it's hard to see what Facebook has done from the scarce selection of screenshots provided.

If you're one of the millions of users that are running into all sorts of problems with Facebook's Android app we've got some good news, Facebook has announced a new app for Android that should be available by the time you're reading this, or not long thereafter. The app is a total re-design in many ways, although it's hard to see what Facebook has done from the scarce selection of screenshots provided.

Improvements to the new app includes a new menu which is located on the side that is meant to allow for quicker access to the news feed, groups, games and apps and to make things generally more intuitive. There's also a new notification bar at the top which shows when you have new messages and notifications and you can respond to these without leaving the Facebook page you're on.

Last but not least the photo albums have been given an overhaul and Facebook is claiming up twice the performance compared to the current photo album, which is quite sluggish to put things in a nice way. It's also meant to be easier to share pictures, read comments and edit captions from mobile devices and we hope that it'll also be able to rotate pictures in the photo album, something that's been missing in the Android version.

Source: Facebook

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