If you decided to not join the beta track for Facebook's Android app, you have an update ready and waiting

Folks using the release build of Facebook for Android have an update this evening, bringing all the features from the last beta to the current stable version (that'd be 3.4). The biggest forward-facing feature is for users of Facebook Home, and that would be folders. Just like you're able to do with most other home applications, dragging one app on top of another app will create a folder containing both applications. Unfortunately, Facebook Home is still only available for a few select phones: the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the HTC One X and the HTC One X+.

In addition to the new home screen features, here is the rest of the changes:

  • Share News Feed stories in a private message
  • Swipe left and right to open chat and bookmarks
  • Based on feedback, you can now store the app on your phone's SD card (Android 2.3.7 and lower)
  • Fix for a bug with data transfer on app start

Now if only they would bother to fix the dreaded black bar.

Grab your update from the Google Play link above.

There are 17 comments

Mayoo614 says:

Also fix oversized images on tablets. Also fix the fact that to open a youtube video, you need to facebook, chrome and then youtube app.

But again, every update from these folks are welcomed.

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Love Divine says:

Why the hell have they not fixed the black bar? Incredibly easy fix, and very annoying for legions of HTC (and other phones) owners everywhere.

jlh73 says:

Agreed. Please fix that dreaded black bar.

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SpookDroid says:

I know that it says it's possible, but I still haven't been able to share a news feed story in a private message... just share through the 'regular channels' ¬¬'

anon6016904 says:

It'll be fine if FB Home would be available for my Galaxy s4 I337m

shadamehr says:

Same here since day 1 with Galaxy S4 I9505

You'd think they'd fix it to work for photo uploads with the current (arguably) Flagship Android device...

But do they hell...

It's why I use Google+ more and more.

Now if Google+ Mobile would just sort out Photo Downloading, Album Management, and Deletion, and Photo Sorting...

jerrod6 says:

Ok. so Facebook is the service that immediately sends your phone number to the Facebook servers. There is absolutely no way I am using this app, or FACEBOOK.

focr6 says:

Check the last thing on the change log...

poglad says:

jerrod6 is too busy being paranoid to bother reading changelogs...

Winston Loh says:

This is cool...great that improvements are always being added to apps...

Won't the dreaded black bar dissapear when we (the UK) finally get 4.2.2?

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The while app is still very buggy... :-/
Been running on my HTC One for a couple of months now and I typically just revert back to the FB app and Messenger....

Yeagerbomb3 says:

Anyone not get the update yet? Still on 3.3 here.

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asd216 says:

Maybe they pulled it? I'm still on 3.3 as well.

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Wesley1 says:

If you click a link will it go directly to that website in your browser or does it still go to the Facebook Mobile website and make you log in and then re-press the link for it to load?

I got too tired of this and uninstalled a while back.

movielover76 says:

Nice to know, the app actually suggested I join the beta a few days ago, but the supposedly stable facebook app is historically buggy enough as-is , I didn't feel the need to invite more facebook bugs lol.

seanubis says:

Still stuck on 3.3 here, even though the Play store says I have 3.4 installed :\