Just less than a fortnight to Christmas and Facebook has already started gifting its fans. I am talking about the new Facebook app launched yesterday night. The early Christmas gift is a faster Android app than the existing one. After Facebook revamping its iPhone application to enhance its speed and receptivity, Facebook has done the same even with Android application which it released yesterday.
This new Facebook app helps in viewing the photos and opening timeline faster, which means, everything can be accessible with jet speed. Frank Du from Facebook’s engineering team said that the android version app is rebuilt with a motive of speed and performance. The app makes it easy for people to interact with friends.
The changes featured in both iPhone app and Android app are pretty much the same. However, here are the two main features that differentiate both.
Speed: The app is specifically built to increase the speed so that users can access news feed and timeline quicker than before.
Photos: When the app is accessed in android phones, the user can tap on the photo to zoom it and also to get options – ‘like’, ‘comment’ and ‘share’.
Shifting Facebook users to mobile has been a greatest challenge for the company till now. We’ll have to wait and see if this app will do any good to the company.