Facebook app relies less on a data connection

Even without an active data connection, Facebook's latest version 10.0 update for Android still allows you to be social. Now, with the free update on Google's Play store, users can like posts, photos, and pages even without an Internet connection, which is good if you're bored on a long flight or stuck in the middle of a 4G outage.

And while you can be the creepy person who lurks in the dark without a connection of your own, you can also make it harder for others to bring that same creepiness to your life. On the mobile app, Facebook is now allowing better privacy controls so that you can remove tags and posts that either you or others have created.

Also, in case you have friends who post one inane update after another, you can now turn on or off post notifications on the app to mute those friends. And like most app updates, Facebook also promises "improvements for speed and reliability" with this version.

Are you liking the new Facebook features? Let us know what you think in the comments.

 
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Facebook allows me to be more antisocial:)
Oddly enough, so does android central...
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MarkSeven says:

Yet no "Most Recent" as default option, even tho it's the most requested feature.

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BB_Bmore says:

Most recent is literally 2 quick taps away. Are we really becoming this Lazy?

John Hancock

Omar Ortega says:

It's not there for me

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It's not really laziness. Well it is I guess. But it is something people use all the time. It should be more accessible.

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TheWenger says:

It's a click, scroll, and another click. Seems minuscule but it gets bothersome if you have to do that sequence every time you open the app, especially since adding a setting would take ten minutes of work.

smccloud says:

Speed updates? Still can't do anything on FB on my phone from home on WiFi (Charter) or on 4G (Verizon) :(

WolfpacDAR says:

hmmmmm

RexMaximus says:

No most recent? No download!

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Bdrago86 says:

People still use? Enjoy? Facebook....?

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Use? Yes. Enjoy? No.

timoseewho says:

-1

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RandomPHD says:

Still using the stock version on my phone with messages still enabled. All their fancy updates mean nothing until they bring back basic functionality to the main app.

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Still no "most recent."

Andro10 says:

For about the past year my liked feeds don't really show up. Once in awhile they'll show up. Even after un-liking pages and then liking them a few days later... they still won't update feeds daily. I wonder what the deal is.

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charlas says:

Still crashes randomly with no reason, rhyme or rhythm.

The app would deffo be better if they paid more attention to having it work, before adding features, as would a lot of apps to be fair!

The_ape on an N9005

zackmack7 says:

How does it let you do that stuff without an internet connection?

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James Ramos1 says:

This is the worst social app on the play store

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Topgonzo says:

Facebook is garbage

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First, why the hell did they remove "most recent" as a default option? What twisted purpose did that serve? And would it kill them to allow people to deactivate all app invites? For the millionth time, I DO NOT WANT TO PLAY PET RESCUE SAGA!

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You can turn off specific game invites or invites from specific friends, but I don't think there's a way to block all game invites period. Annoying.

There are two problems with the current setup. First, you can't block the invites from the mobile app; you have to use the Web site. Second, the spammy game developers exploit the system by constantly releasing games with different names, so you can never really keep ahead of them.

I just don't understand why there isn't an option to simply turn off app invites. That would completely solve the problem.

slinky826 says:

Have no fear. Most recent option still isn't in version 11 either, which is what I'm running. Damn FB and their multiple versions and removal of options.

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