Facebook released an update for Android today that includes event creation, multi-photo upload and new features for messages.
Android users now have a streamlined way to create new events. Previously, Facebook’s native apps did not have this functionality. The mobile site supports event creation, but the design and flow is cumbersome.
The new Android version also allows multi-photo uploads with a process similar to Facebook’s Camera app for iPhone. Users can browse all the photos on their device, and tap a number of them to upload at once.
Finally, the update brings the options of adding photos and emoji to messages.
At an event this month, Facebook VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer said company is moving to a four to six week release cycle for its Android app. Director of Product Peter Deng said the team is looking to take advantage of more native features to optimize the user experience on Android and iOS.
Facebook announced today that it will be releasing an iOS update that is twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through News Feed and viewing photos, however, we haven’t been able to access it yet.