Facebook Update Adds Front Facing Camera Support – Now Requires Android 2.2 Devices On Up

The official Facebook app for Android was updated today in the Google Play Store to version 1.9.7 and along with app stability (it’s finally working quickly on my Galaxy Nexus) comes a new “feature.” I use the term loosely because users can just now use the front facing camera when taking self portraits, so you might want to prepare yourself for the storm of duckface pics about to hit your timeline. Also, the app will no longer work on any device lower than Android 2.2 Froyo, a trend I’m sure we’ll begin seeing a lot more of lately. That being said, if you’re still using a device on 2.1 or below, do yourself and your country a favor and upgrade.

[Google Play Store]

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  • Damon Lewis

    Seems faster on my SGS3.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, everything is loading a WHOLE lot quicker

      • builder_bob

        Chris WHY doesn’t your story mention the invasive new permission?

        • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

          This… you probably should mention it and explain what it does….

  • aeok18109

    Duckface. NO. Just NO.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      :(|)

      • aeok18109

        NO.

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          :(

          • aeok18109

            Chris i like to think you have more sense than that. dont be a hipster. you have your own brand of awesome. just say no to duck lips. it makes ppl look like shallow tools who dont know how to friggin smile like a regular person.

  • juaninamillion

    does anyone not have the menu button on the bottom anymore? it doesn’t shown it in their screenshots but I still have it on my gnex.

  • builder_bob

    The bigger question is WHY aren’t they report about the permission that allows FB to READ the phone number of both incoming and outgoing CALLS… You update and FB knows everyone you call or if they call you! no thanks this may be the thing that gets me off the FB Crack

    • renGek

      and why does it need to read and collect your text as well.

  • Jwhap

    it does not seem much faster to me…..though Facebook is probably one of the laggiest apps in the play store so I may not be noticing it!!™

  • http://twitter.com/yosevi jose vital

    Facebook for android on my Nexus 7 don’t let me take pictures with it, everything else works…