Facebook for Android update allows more flexible sharing, adds voice messages


By Brittany Darwell Comment

Facebook today released an update to its main Android application, which gives users more control over how they share items from mobile News Feed, as well as the option to send voice messages to their friends.


When users tap the share button from the feed, they’ll now have the option to set the location for where they want to share the story. Previously on mobile, users could only post items to their own Timeline, but now they can select a friend’s Timeline, a group or a page. Unlike with the desktop share button, users cannot use the mobile share button to send something to another user via private message.

Android users can now send their friends voice messages from the main app. This feature was recently added to the standalone Messenger application, and because Facebook uses the same code base, it functions the same way now within the main app. Voice calls, which are available for some iOS users, are not yet an option for Android.

Facebook also says photo viewing has gotten faster in this latest update.


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