Facebook for Android 3.4 brings better navigation, improvements to Home launcher

Daniel Bader

July 10, 2013 11:25am

Facebook for Android has just received a nice wallop of an update, bringing new features from the beta version to the main app.

Visually, Facebook 3.4 is unchanged from its previous versions, but you can now swipe to open the navigation bar on the left and chat list on the right. Navigation feels much more natural this way, and brings the app kicking and screaming into a more modern design language.

You can also share news stories in private messages and  store the app on an SD card if you’re running Gingerbread or below.

Finally, Facebook has adorned its Home launcher, which is still only available on a handful of older devices, with the ability to create folders in the app drawer. Yes, we know, revolutionary. But it’s a step in the right direction, and certainly a long-requested feature.

Of course, if you want to stay on the cutting edge, you can always join the ongoing Facebook for Android beta program, which will net new features before they’re consolidated in the main app.

Download Facebook for Android.

Via: Android Central

  • jackjiarocks

    No one cares…….they had one chance and they blew it…..

    • Skazzberry 2.0

      Why would anyone want facebook all over their phone and everywhere? We don’t need to give them any more access to all our privacy.

    • Max Fireman

      Yup, ugly launcher indeed.

  • sicsicpuppy

    What’s a Facebook ?

  • Shaggyskunk

    The only improvement for fb, would be for it to just disappear.

  • Chris

    If you want a good facebook app, then look into this app called “klyph”
    it’s still in beta, but its alot smoother and looks more like an android app. the only thing its lacking is messages and the notifications are buggy as hell, but worth trying.

  • disqusmy

    Does facebook work on touch screen phone?