Software engineers Daniel Lehmann, Jason Prado and Bhavana Radhakrishnan announced the availability of Mentions for Android in a Facebook Media blog post, saying that “a handful of public figures around the world” have been testing the app.
The three Facebook engineers also offered an overview of Mentions’ features:
- Go live: Give your fans a behind-the-scenes look with live video.
- Talk with followers: See what people are saying about you and the topics you’re interested in.
- Stay in the loop: Get posts from the people you follow and see trending stories in one place.
- Tell your story: Start conversations directly from your phone by posting updates, sharing photos or videos or hosting a live Q&A.
Readers: Are you surprised that it took Facebook so long to prepare a version of Mentions for Android?