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Official Facebook client
Author: Alexander Vorobyev
Date: tested on 15 Nov 2012 on
Functions quickly, convenient interface, stylish design
No significant shortcomings
Facebook is the official client of the world’s largest social network for Android devices. All in all, the application has been downloaded for over 500 mln times and it features almost all capabilities that the web version of the social network has.
The program has a neat and minimalist interface and it works pretty fast, although page loading often depends on your Internet connection speed. The application is constantly updated and day to day it’s getting more user-friendly.
Interface and capabilitiesThe app is controlled by swiping gestures. Once you have logged in, you will see your news feed. All the action is happening in the top of the app. If you want to update your status, post a photo, or check in somewhere, you will need to tap one of the three buttons located above. Using the upper menu you will also be able to surf through your friend or meet new people, enter messages, or review the latest notifications.
In the upper right corner there is a list of your friends, sorted by frequency of your interactions with them. In the upper left corner is a button to open the main sidebar. From it you can get access to search, profile, news, events, applications, settings, etc.
By swiping the left side of the screen you can enter the app and website preferences and review your friends, apps, and groups. Using the swipe gesture to the right you can enter the chatting mode and write any of your friends. To review posts on your timeline or your newsfeed, just scroll down. If you want to reload the page, scroll up and you will see all new posts, if there are any.
Key features of Facebook for Android:
- Neat minimalist interface;
- User-friendly features (uploading photos and changing your status);
- Capabilities similar to Facebook web interface;
- Easy access to chat and messages;
- Wide and customizable functionality.
ResumeThis is the official client of Facebook for Android devices that is used by millions of people and offers you wide functionality and neat design. It’s a must have app!