Facebook update for iOS and Android brings in-stream sharing and improved photo tagging

Daniel Bader

November 15, 2012 7:32pm

Facebook for iOS and Android got a nice update today, bringing the ability to share posts directly from the timeline — as we reported yesterday — along with some improvements to photo sharing and tagging.

While the Android app is still in serious need of performance improvements, it’s steadily gaining the features it needs to bring it on par with its iOS counterpart. Both apps now offer the much-requested “Share” feature that debuted yesterday on the mobile web version of Facebook, too. What’s interesting is that certain posts have yet to have the functionality enabled, but it seems arbitrary which posts are shareable and which aren not.

Other features include the ability to create a new photo album on the way to posting a series of photos, as well as major improvements to the way images are tagged. You can also tag friends directly in-line, instead of manually adding them to the end of each post.

You can download Facebook for iOS and Android if you haven’t already, otherwise head to your respective app stores and get updatin’.

Source: Facebook for iOS and Android
Via: TechCrunch

  • Slappy

    Finally, now all those photos of food my friends keep insisting I see…tagged for my enjoyment.

    • aliwhatsit

      ugh… more hipster s**t.

  • Stuntman

    I bet it still sucks. Trying to decide if I want to keep the current sucky version or risk possibly getting an even suckier version.

  • Stuntman

    Well, I decided to try it out on my old phone. I’m actually impressed with this update. It’s actually pretty responsive. I guess forcing FB developers to use an Android device really worked.

  • My Name Is Earl

    whats facebook?

  • Vengefulspirit99

    Omg! now iI can tag all mah friends with my every meal so they can be amazed at all of them!!!

  • Porilaisten


  • Dagmar Schnietz

    My cousin has already discovered this app and ran to town with it!