Facebook brings new photo features to Android app

by: Shawn IngramMarch 13, 2014


A new version of the Facebook app brings a few handy photos features to Android that have been available on the desktop version of the social network for a while.

The new version of the Facebook app finally adds the ability to post photos as comments on posts and status updates. It’s a simple feature, and one that’s been available on the desktop website for a while, but now it’s finally available on mobile.

The app update also adds the ability to delete or edit photo albums from your phone. Before the app only let you create albums, and you had to go to a desktop to change them. Other photo features that are finally available in the Android app after the update include the ability to untag yourself in photos and the ability to upload multiple photos at the same time.

Those who manage groups can also use the new Facebook for Android app to pin and unpin photos in the group.

Finally, Facebook is bringing its flat UI to more users after the update, getting close to unifying the experience for all Android users. The app still uses Gingerbread-style menus on phones with physical buttons, but hopefully those will go away soon.

Will the new photo features for Facebook for Android change the way you use the app?

  • Xavier_NYC

    Does it still wakelock your phone even when it’s not suppose to be running?

    • Let’s me try

      • DanDingello

        okay let’s you try

  • Michael_Smith69

    Nice addition….right on time for me to drop Facebook due to the new video ads they also added (or are getting ready to add)

    • Andrew White

      It’s called revenue raising at your expense or simply another sucker punch.

  • Mark

    Been using this for ages through the Beta and Alpha testing. Seems like such old news to me lol

  • Gian Carlo

    after the update, there is no difference… no ways of putting pictures in comments… and the flat UI is missing… and mine says it’s version 7..unlike the pictured showed above… :(

    • maybe this featured not globally available to all user.. the best solutions is wait.. or try to CLOSE your app and re open

      • FearTomi

        Its weird because my sister and me are having the same version on our phone and i have got the new UI on my but she has got the old UI…so it could be a bug or something

        • Slosh

          its a server side thing they decide who gets it and when, it sorta in testing.

  • sandesh says

    Where can I get the one with the new UI?

    • Bojan Tomic

      You can’t. They decide who gets it and when.

    • Jo :)

      You could get it if somebody who has it, would give you the .apk file ;)
      Want it too ^^

      • crackinthewall

        Stop spreading false information. It’s turned on server side and even those who are not on beta have been known to get that new UI while a lot of those who have been on beta and alpha builds have not even encountered that UI.

        • If this Facebook App interface is Server Side… so update or without update we can get it right? That’s why Facebook App on Android much slowly than on iOS?

  • Hubert Cumberdale

    Does FB still lag as much after the update ?