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Facebook rolling out new Android app design...Thoughts/Comment

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Did you like the new Look

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. May Be

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  1. manishsingh
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 4, 2014

    manishsingh , Apr 4, 2014 :
    Facebook has been A/B testing a new flat Android UI for months now, but now the company has made it available to all users, with one important stipulation: you must be a member of the Android alpha testing group, which began last November.
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    The company’s flatter, tab-focused interface looks far more native on Android than its previous UI despite doing away with the left-side navigation menu, relegating everything but the feed, messages and notifications to an overflow menu. Facebook made a similar change when it transitioned to an iOS 7 interface last year, and it seems that it’s finally nailing down the performance aspect on Android, too: the app feels much more native, even on lower-powered devices, with smoother scrolling and far fewer hiccups than before.

    To get the new version, you must be a member of the Facebook alpha testing group, and then follow the instructions to join the test and begin downloading the new version. You will need to either uninstall the existing Facebook app on your phone, or locate the App Settings menu and clear the app cache.
     

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  2. manishsingh
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 4, 2014


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  3. Sparkolo
    Community Veteran Apr 4, 2014


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  4. fabripav
    Honeycomb Apr 4, 2014

    fabripav , Apr 4, 2014 :
    Really? It's totally different.

    I like it except for the fact that now the "most recent" view of the news is annoying to reach (swipe right to the last screen and scroll down quite a bit).
     

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  5. Deactivated User
    Apr 4, 2014


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  6. Nagasaky2x
    Jelly Bean Apr 4, 2014

    Nagasaky2x , Apr 4, 2014 :
    But it has a problem. You won't be able to see people which block third party apps. I used Klyph (and Friendcaster, and Fast Pro, and many others) long ago and couldn't see many of my friends photos, it is a Facebook limitation for third party clients.
     

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  7. Major Sputnik
    Cupcake Jul 3, 2017


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