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This article was published on March 13, 2014


Facebook for Android gets support for photos in comments, editing albums, untagging, and more

Facebook for Android gets support for photos in comments, editing albums, untagging, and more Image by: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

While it’s not as pronounced as yesterday’s Instagram update, Facebook today released a new version of its Android app with some new photo-centric features.

Firstly, you can now comment on any post with an image. It’s been available on the desktop version since last June and, perhaps inevitably, has become a platform for sharing memes. Now that the feature is available to Android users – it was patched into the iOS app five months ago – that volume should only increase in the weeks ahead.

Secondly, today’s update also adds some new options for uploading, organizing and sharing photos. You can now upload multiple images simultaneously – perfect for creating a quick collection – and also edit or delete albums.

It’s also now possible to untag yourself from photos, which should prove useful when you’re walking home from a party and already regretting some of your behavior. Android Police reports that some uses are also being treated to a flatter UI, although it doesn’t appear to be available to everyone just yet.

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