Facebook for Android presents a mobile version of the popular social network with a few phone-only features.
Connect with friends: After you sign in, the app pulls in all your Facebook information, turning your phone into a miniature Facebook feed. Follow posts, like comments, share updates -- just like you would with the desktop version.
Nicely designed: In many ways, the mobile app does a nicer job of presenting all the information Facebook has to offer, with feeds, videos, news, and events neatly displayed on separate tabs.
Facebook Live: Live is specific to the mobile app and lets you share a live video stream with your followers and groups or share from events. During the live stream, see viewer comments and respond. Then, following the broadcast, the recorded stream will appear in your feed.
Privacy settings: You can review and adjust privacy and account settings in the app, but the settings are stowed five taps away from the main tab.
Marketplace: Check out stuff for sale in your area. Browse through items or search by category. Tap an item to see a description, see the general location of the seller, send a message, and make an offer. You can also sell items.
Notifications: Quickly view birthdays, events, recent photos and posts, and friend requests.
Separate messaging: To chat with Facebook friends, you need to download Messenger, which on Android is a separate app from Facebook.
Catch-all drawer: Favorites, groups, and connected apps are gathered together in a navigation drawer on the right.
Facebook for Android lets you follow news from your social network via an easy-to-navigate app. The app fits in phone-only features such as Live but leaves out Messenger, Android's top messaging app.
Keeping up with friends is faster and easier than ever. Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you.
Features on the Facebook app include:
* Connect with friends and family and meet new people on your social media network
* Set status updates & use Facebook emoji to help relay what's going on in your world
* Share photos, videos, and your favorite memories.
* Get notifications when friends like and comment on your posts
* Find local social events, and make plans to meet up with friends
* Play games with any of your Facebook friends
* Backup photos by saving them in albums
* Follow your favorite artists, websites, and companies to get their latest news
* Look up local businesses to see reviews, operation hours, and pictures
* Buy and sell locally on Facebook Marketplace
* Watch live videos on the go
The Facebook app does more than help you stay connected with your friends and interests. It's also your personal organizer for storing, saving and sharing photos. It's easy to share photos straight from your Android camera, and you have full control over your photos and privacy settings. You can choose when to keep individual photos private or even set up a secret photo album to control who sees it.
Facebook also helps you keep up with the latest news and current events around the world. Subscribe to your favorite celebrities, brands, news sources, artists, or sports teams to follow their newsfeeds, watch live streaming videos and be caught up on the latest happenings no matter where you are!
The most important desktop features of Facebook are also available on the app, such as writing on timelines, liking photos, browsing for people, and editing your profile and groups.
Now you can get early access to the next version of Facebook for Android by becoming a beta tester. Learn how to sign up, give feedback and leave the program in our Help Center: http://on.fb.me/133NwuP
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Facebook is only available for users age 13 and over.
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