Facebook for Android beta app update rolling out with bug fixes in tow

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: July 4, 2013

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Facebook isn't wasting any time in giving the users of its Android app beta to some new software to test. Exactly one week after first announcing the testing program, the company today pushed out an update to its Facebook for Android beta app that packs in a number of bug fixes for both the Facebook app and Facebook Home. As for the list of exactly what those changes are, it appears that Facebook has posted a couple of different changelogs and edited its original post, but the folks at Android Police managed to round up all of the tweaks into one big list:

Facebook App

  • Fixed an issue where timeline profile pictures might not update
  • Fixed a crash in the photo picker
  • Fixed a crash in the message list view
  • Fixed crash when tapping Nearby suggestions
  • Fixed an issue preventing image cropping from working in some cases
  • Fixed an error that some people saw while sharing feed stories in personal messages
  • Fixed an issue that preventing people from turning off Facebook after installing Facebook Home
  • Plus more bug fixes

Facebook Home

  • Various stability improvements in Facebook Home when using folders
  • Updated translations
  • Foreign language fonts are now available
  • Home settings moved from the fold in bookmarks
  • Home is easier to uninstall

Interestingly, Facebook says that the app's version number won't change after installing this update, so don't think that you're going crazy if you install this update and notice that the version number still reads "3.4." The update will hit users as soon as it becomes available if they've got automatic updates turned. Those that prefer manual updating can grab the new software from the Google Play Store.

This Facebook for Android beta update may not contain any new features for users to get excited about, but it does pack in a number of bug fixes that show that the company is listening to the feedback. It's also good to see Facebook pushing an update to its beta testers just a week after the program began. Here's to hoping that the company keeps the updates coming at a speedy pace. 

Via Android Police, Facebook for Android Beta Testers group, Google Play: Facebook for Android