Facebook for Android Gets Updated to 1.6, Adds Video Upload and Pages

Check your Market now, because Facebook for Android just got an update! It is not necessarily a huge one but it does improve and bring a couple of features to the mobile app: Improved News Feed, Pages Support, and Video Upload.

The News Feed has been improved in a sense that it will load more types of posts and open the posts natively in the app. Pages is also supported…sort of. You may now click on a Page that appears in your News Feed and browse the Page within the app. That is cool and all, but there is no way to quickly search for a Page. You must find it in your News Feed. This is a bit of a downer, especially since iOS’ Facebook app has had this feature for ages. Finally, and likely the biggest feature added to the Facebook for Android app,  is video upload! We can now (finally) upload videos taken from our devices directly to Facebook while staying in the app.

Go give the update a spin, and let us know what you think! It seems as if the app is not showing up in the Market for tablet owners. If you own a XOOM, a shiny new Galaxy Tab 10.1, or any other Android tablet, PLEASE let us know if you can update, or even see the app.

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55 Comments

  1. Jenelle
    June 24, 22:12 Reply

    SWEET!!!!  Now I can post my funny videos of my cat. :)  I thought the lack of the video-uploading capability was so lame!  I’m not much of an import-onto-the-computer-then-post kinda person.

  2. Stephen Feehily
    June 24, 22:16 Reply

    Friendcaster is still much better. It may have ads but it does everything a facebook app should do out of the box without incremental updates every 3 months to catch up with itself…

  3. Joel
    June 24, 22:32 Reply

    doesn’t seem to be coming up for tablet users. well, not for this tablet user anyway. i have the xoom.

  4. Android
    June 24, 22:35 Reply

    Dont see it on my TF 101 Transformer….COME ON FACEBOOK….FAIL….

  5. Richard
    June 24, 22:40 Reply

    Market wont allow it to instal on the eee pad.

  6. Stevencarrie79
    June 24, 23:18 Reply

    Market update for tablet 1.5.3 to 1.5.4 simlly says “bug fixes”, no new features yet

  7. Pamela
    June 24, 23:42 Reply

    What’s up with the app trying to access SMS?? Haven’t updated due to this.

  8. Msavic6
    June 24, 23:43 Reply

    On motorola xoom the update wont work, “the requested item can’t be found” this sucks why is there no facebook tablet app

  9. Woodrowr
    June 25, 00:37 Reply

    No joy on G-Slate. Can’t see the app on the market at all. (Currently installed version doesn’t show in My Apps, either.)

  10. Taylor Bartle
    June 25, 03:13 Reply

    what happened to being able to like comments? i thought that was supposed to be in this update

  11. G Uest
    June 25, 06:15 Reply

    1.6 is a downgrade, as far as I’m concerned. Doesn’t work on tablets, so a total waste of time.

  12. Lol
    June 25, 06:45 Reply

    Facebook app on iPhone is better than the one on Android, and I hate that because I use FB everyday and I sold my iPhone last week and bought Samsung Galaxy S.

  13. DonB
    June 25, 08:06 Reply

    AAnd still no install to SD card.

  14. Karimeeup
    June 25, 08:49 Reply

    II have downloaded mine from the market to my galaxy tab 7^. Am still figuring out the upload video option though.

  15. Brad Linder
    June 25, 13:49 Reply

    It doesn’t show up in the Market on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and when I go to the web-based market the Tab doesn’t show up as a compatible device. 

  16. Luvdischulo
    June 25, 17:16 Reply

    Xoom owner facebook app not showing up in the market!

  17. Jdiazk
    June 25, 18:52 Reply

    I have an Acer Iconia Tab A500 and the Facebook app don’t appear in the Market and My Applicatios

  18. Psylink
    June 25, 19:54 Reply

    I could’ve sworn I saw something within the past few weeks, on twitter or one of the android news sites, that facebook was planning a tablet only version. 

  19. My Fun Things
    June 26, 14:43 Reply

    I uninstalled Facebook from my Acer Ionia this morning because it was acting buggy. I went to The Android Market to reinstall and it’s not there. It’s not in The Amazon App Store either.

    • Xhedrickx
      July 02, 14:58 Reply

      yes, i cannot reinstall the app again ….HELP!!! im so frustrated

  20. Techno
    June 27, 06:13 Reply

    i have updated it…
    it’s so easy to upload the video…

  21. Techno
    June 27, 06:13 Reply

    i have updated it…
    it’s so easy to upload the video…

  22. moon
    June 27, 06:31 Reply

    can`t find the facebook for android app in my galaxy tab…

  23. Phantom0316
    June 27, 16:14 Reply

    I can’t find it in the market and it also says that my transformer is an incompatible device.

  24. Phantom0316
    June 27, 16:14 Reply

    I can’t find it in the market and it also says that my transformer is an incompatible device.

  25. Bronzehydra2
    June 27, 22:50 Reply

    Facebook app still isn’t showing up in the market place for me (Acer Iconia)

  26. gnome
    June 28, 07:52 Reply

    Try vidiom , no cost, open source : https://market.android.com/details?id=au.com.infiniterecursion.vidiom

  27. Bennifer01
    June 29, 18:40 Reply

    So far this update sucks!! Instead of loading news feed in the apparently it just redirects you to the mobile site in your browser. Don’t know if this is intentional but I can’t imagine that it would be. I wouldn’t be so mad if I could just get an answer as to weather or not this is a bug in the update. Anyone know?

  28. Nickkc1997
    June 30, 00:31 Reply

    Uninstalled this morning cause it was acting weird, went to reinstall and can’t find it. Seems like im not the only one with this problem. Very angry, but thank goodness I have my itouch to get on fb. Btw im using the DROID X2.

  29. Nickkc1997
    June 30, 01:16 Reply

    Ok for those of u tht can’t find it in the market, I’ve figured out the problem. Go to the market, push menubutton on ur phone/tablet, push settings, and make sure “show all apps” is checked under content settings. Hope this helps, post ur results after trying this.

  30. Michael E. M. White
    July 10, 11:55 Reply

    I wouldn’t necessarily call this “pages support” at all. I manage 3 facebook pages, and the stock Facebook app is just as useless to me as ever. Just because you can view a page (if you can ever find one on your newsfeed) doesn’t meant $hi+. How about editing, creating and searching for them? Get those 3 functionalities and then you can say the app supports pages. Til then it’s still freakin’ useless.

    • Victor
      July 24, 16:17 Reply

      Mike – I’m having problems finding pages on my Galaxy tab. Are you having the same issue or do you know if there has there been an update to fix this??

  31. Jadeking200
    July 18, 00:58 Reply

    I have a new acer liquid the app. for fb is on works for other accounts but not my own how do I fix this problem ?

  32. Deviousjay19
    July 20, 23:24 Reply

    I have Asus ee transformer tab and Fb does’t come up in the marker

  33. Jdinthesun
    July 21, 16:43 Reply

    does not show up in the market on Asus Eee Pad

  34. Erica
    September 05, 19:19 Reply

    Facebook is unavailable for tablets

  35. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  36. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  37. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  38. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  39. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  40. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  41. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  42. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:46 Reply

    it indicate that it is compatible with the device

  43. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:47 Reply

    not compatible with the device Galaxy Tab

  44. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:47 Reply

    not compatible with the device Galaxy Tab

  45. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:47 Reply

    not compatible with the device Galaxy Tab

  46. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:47 Reply

    not compatible with the device Galaxy Tab

  47. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:47 Reply

    not compatible with the device Galaxy Tab

  48. Nj 041711
    September 06, 17:47 Reply

    not compatible with the device Galaxy Tab

  49. Ectpm
    September 09, 08:30 Reply

    Doesnt show on Xoom market as most other apps don’t like Sims 3, although for fb I go to web based market and says it its installed already. It isn’t I tried to add acct and find app no go. Help us…

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