The Facebook app for Android had been an object of high comedy and mirth for a long time, but with Facebook finally taking the thing seriously, there’s been some big improvements coming through in recent months.
Say hello to chat
Facebook have finally added a chat interface and push notifications to the app, dragging the once-wobbly Android version up into something comparable with the long reigning iPhone app.
Installing the 2.53MB update is simply a case of popping into the Android market and selecting ‘manual upgrade,’ and before you know it, you’ll be chatting away on your handset like a pro.
The chat interface fills your phone with the usual range of nattering friendly features with access to your buddy list, and open chats are displayed at the top for quick access.
The app can also send push notifications to your phone every time you receive a new chat, so you’ll be able to pick up chats when you’ve popped offline.