Facebook For Android Gets Updated To v1.9.7, Brings Front-Facing Camera With Improved Messaging Features

Facebook, however the world’s number one popular social networking sites with 800 millions of active desktop users, but didn’t made its way fully capitalized on the mobile maerket, and its apps for each of the respective three big mobile operating systems have left a lot to be desired. Facebook company has always been punctual releasing updates for each and every platform, and despite usually amending bugs from the previous iterations, always seem to have a multitude of new, prominent performance issues.

Mark Zuckerberg and his team of developers have been working seamlessly to improve the outfit’s of mobile poverness with Facebook’s IPO, well-documented now and dusted. Plenty of mobile aquations have been already made in order to continue momentum and push share prices up, included the higly-publicized coup of Instagram, and with other purchases are said to be in the pipeline, such as Opera Browser.

Facebook 1.9.7 for Android has just been released over at the Google Play Store, and aside from the usual array of bug fixes and performance enhancements, it actually includes a reasonable stash of new and useful features. Most importantly for those who owning Android device supported with a frant-facing camera can now use it to take snaps and upload them directly to the social network. While, the front facing snapper is not so acqurate to the higher quality shooter on the rare (back), but it can can carry simple photos of faces, and much easier to take using the lens above the screen.

Along with the camera improvements, the new messaging feature has also been implemented. Now, those using Facebook for Android to catch up with friends, relatives and associates will find they can now switch easily through conversations, include friends of friends, share bigger photos than ever before, and also check who is available online.

Before you get downloading this 1.9.7 version of Facebook update, that also removes support for Android 2.1 (Eclair) and works only on Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices and up. Some of the other new messaging features similar to the latest Facebook Messenger for Android has been implemented. As well as bug fixes, there are improvements from a security point of view, which will be more than welcome to the many millions of Facebook for Android users.

New Features of Facebook for Android v1.9.7
* Click the arrows icon on the top in camera mode to use the front-facing camera
    * Quickly switch between multiple conversations
    * Include friends of friends in conversations
    * See who’s available when you start a new conversation
    * Share bigger photos, tap for full screen and pinch to zoom
    * Faster app login and navigation
    * Several security improvements and various bug fixes

Download Facebook for Android [Google Play link]