The social network announced Version 2.0 of its Android app Thursday, which makes Facebook for Android completely native, and a great deal faster in the process.
“Facebook for Android 2.0 is twice as fast when looking at photos and opening your Timeline and noticeably quicker to launch,” Facebook’s Philip Fund said in a blog post announcing the update. “When you’re on your phone, nothing matters more than getting what you want quickly. We're always working to make our apps faster, and in this update we've rebuilt news feed, notifications and Timeline for speed.”
The updated app lets users scroll through photos without leaving their news feed, and tap on individual photos to open them instantly. Your Timeline and updates also load much faster in the update than previously possible.
“This new release creates a solid foundation for the Facebook for Android app moving forward,” said Frank Qixing Du, an engineer on the Facebook for Android team on the social network’s engineering blog.
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