Facebook for Android v1.9.7 brings option to use front-facing camera, new messaging features

Facebook for Android has been updated to version 1.9.7 that lets you use the front-facing camera on your phone to capture images. This version also removes support for Android 2.1 (Eclair) and works only on Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices and up. Some of the other new messaging features similar to the latest Facebook Messenger for Android has been implemented.

New Features of Facebook for Android v1.9.7

  • Click the arrows icon on the top in camera mode to use the front-facing camera
  • Quickly switch between multiple conversations
  • Include friends of friends in conversations
  • See who’s available when you start a new conversation
  • Share bigger photos, tap for full screen and pinch to zoom
  • Faster app login and navigation
  • Several security improvements and various bug fixes

Download Facebook for Android from the Google Play Store for free

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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