Facebook for Android Finally Has Inbox and Picture Support

Facebook for Android recently received a pretty significant update to an app that has constantly let us down in the past.  They finally added native inbox support which lets you open up your messages in the app instead of redirecting you to your mobile browser.  Your homescreen will now feature an inbox icon that lets you quickly access your messages.  While it’s only a small change it’s a pretty significant one considering how much of a hassle it was to jump from your app to the browser and back.

Another pleasant surprise included in Facebook for Android version 2.1 is the way the app handles pictures.  Just like your messages you will no longer be pushed to the mobile site when viewing pictures from the app.  This new feature lets you view pictures with an option to comment, share or set them as a contact icon or wallpaper.  These two improvements show that Facebook for Android is on the way to becoming a full native Android app we just can’t believe it took this long.

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About the Author: Justin is the owner of SimplyDroid. He is passionate about all types of Android phones especially the Motorola Droid.

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  1. george79 says:

    how do I set up my Facebook on my phone to be able to read notifications from the mobile Facebook App like I was able to do with my Blackberry? When I had my Blackberry, I had to change my Facebook login to my Blackberry e-mail. Right now it just come through my Hotmail account and gives me a comment, but I have to click on the link to see the full conversation, or if a photo is tagged I have to click the link to see it. Kind of a pain, wasnt this difficult with the Blackberry once I figured out the tricks, need help with this phone now. I have a Motorola Cliq XT. Thanks

  2. Josh says:

    do you know how to upload video? I have a HTC Eris

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