Facebook Adds Chat To Their Android App

Facebook has addressed my major complaint with their Android app as it now includes chat, which I think now puts the Android version on par with the iPhone version. Chat works pretty much as you expect, you select the option to see which of your friends are online, tap their name, and start chatting.

The new Android version of Facebook also adds push notifications, so that whenever one of your friends adds a comment to your status you will see a notification appear on the Android notification bar. Unfortunately, the push notifications only work on phones running Android 2.2 or newer. Version 1.5.0 of Facebook is available now in the Android Market.