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The much-maligned Facebook app for Android has been updated. Which is good, because it was in serious need of improvement.

Chief among its new skills is the ability to use the front-facing camera, so you can take a new profile picture without any guesswork involved. Say cheese.

So what else is new? The new messaging feature lets you switch between conversations, bring in friends of friends, share bigger photos, as well as see who’s available. Some of the bugs have been fixed too, which is good news, as I frequently get not one but two spinning balls telling me something is happening, though not what. Frankly, it’s a bit of a shambles considering it’s had nearly 4 million downloads.

I’m guessing Facebook will find a way to vastly improve the app as soon as it slaps adverts all over it.

The update makes the app more secure, and it’s faster to log in and find your way around, too.

But being able to use the front-facing camera is the real boon. Your good self will show up on-screen when you point the camera for a self-portrait, so you’ll be able to see the result before you snap. Which should cut out a lot of trial and error.

You’ll need Android 2.2 (Froyo) or above to update to the latest version.

Have you updated yet? If so, let us know how you get on.

Source: The Verge

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