Last week Facebook began offering automatic/silent updates to selected users on Android devices, now itâs returned to the regular Google Play route to add a series of new features that bring its Android appÂ in line with recent changes to the iOS version.
Now Android-toting Facebook users are able to change their cover photo directly from the app, and â in an effort to avoid clutter â theyâre also able to hide stories from their News Feed and report spam. Thatâs very much in tune with Facebookâs latest refresh of News FeedÂ which highlights visuals and brings a unified look to all mobile and Web clients.
Additionally, the Android client now requires âfewer taps to start a group messageâ, continuing Facebookâs focus on its private messaging system. The company has made a number of changes to its standalone Messenger app â in a bid to compete with mobile chat apps â and it makes sense to give users more fluid control of messaging from within the dedicated Facebook mobile app itself.
You can grab the updated app via the link below.
â¤Â Facebook for Android
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