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Facebook Android app update enables you to send voice messages and more

by On January 19, 2013

facebook android appHot on the heels of the recent news that it will soon allow voice calls through its iOS app, Facebook has also updated its mobile app for Android with one major feature which is as close as Android users can get to voice calling. This feature is the ability to send voice messages through the Facebook Android app. Yes, it’s not VOIP per se but still a good feature that many Facebook Android app users may appreciate and like. For those who maintain both an iOS and Android device, you may remember that the ability to send voice message to your Facebook friends via the mobile app has been enabled for iOS a couple of weeks ago. So, you already know how this works. For those who’s loyal to Android, well the option to send voice message appears whenever you are sending a message to a friend. You can see the option alongside the options to Choose Photo, Take Photo, and Image Search. Simply tap on the Record Voice option and a message box will appear telling you to tap and hold to record your voice message. Aside from voice message, the updated Facebook Android app also lets you insert emoticons and images to your messages. Image search was also improved on this update. Specifically, you can now do an image search using Bing search engine. This was brought about by the recent partnership between Facebook and Bing in relation to the new Graph Search Feature of Facebook. One last feature that the updated Facebook Android app has is the ability to share your friends’ posts to your own timeline or groups. Facebook Android app is available as a free download from Google Play store. The update is free as well for those who has the app already installed in their devices.  

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