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The Facebook Android app has received an update, while Facebook Home now supports two of the most popular smartphones of the moment, the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

To start with the Facebook Android app update, it must be said that the new update brings the stickers you only got in Facebook Messenger into the main app too. This means that you’ll be able to have fun using some super-sized emoticons during chats with your friends, just as you can see in the screenshot below. It can be a pretty fun feature, as long as none of the parties in the chat overuses it.

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The second thing the new update brings is the ability to delete the unwanted comments on your own posts from others – always useful, especially if you have a large number of Facebook friends, with some of them very active after having some alcoholic beverages (with the week-end here, you never know).

The update also makes it easier to get directions and call businesses right from the top of their Facebook pages – basically, clicking the phone number will initiate a call, while clicking Get directions will send you to your navigation options.

As this update came in, Facebook Home has also started working on the HTC One (which is now available in Stealth Black at AT&T), as well as on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia ZL, the guys at Android Central have noticed. Future support for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 had been promised at the Facebook Home launch, so Facebook seems to be keeping its promise.

While the Facebook Home app has not been updated, the quoted source says that Facebook Home works directly on the HTC One, while on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia ZL you have to go through a warning that says your device is not supported yet. However, you get a button which allows you to “Use Home anyway” and everything works fine from there on.

Which one of the features in the new Facebook Android app update do you find the most useful?

Bogdan Bele
Bogdan is a tech writer and blogger, passionate about everything mobile in general and Android in particular. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and reading.