Facebook for Android updated, gets sleek new look and much faster speeds

Facebook for Android has always been one step behind of its iOS counterpart, aesthetically and functionally, but with a new update the two are almost at parity.

The update focuses on three major areas: cleaning up the interface, making photos much faster to access, and giving messages and notifications priority in every screen. Furthermore there is an always-accessible left-hand menu incase you want to return to your news feed, or to any particular area of Facebook quickly and simply.

The full changelog is below:

– Menu on the side
   – You can quickly access your News Feed, Groups, games and apps from the new left-hand menu. The features you use most are now at your fingertips.

– Messages on top
   – Your messages and notifications are now at the top of your screen. You can respond to friends and stay updated without leaving the page you’re on.

– Photos get better
   – Photos and albums are up to two times faster than the previous Android app. It’s also easier to share photos, view comments and edit captions on the go.

Check out the update in the Android Marketplace.

Source: Facebook Blog
Via: Android and Me