The slideout panel gives you access to all of your Groups and Pages, Friends list, App Center, Account Settings, and other features. You can even create and manage events right from the app. Many of these functions you'll use, and some of them you won't want to use while on your mobile device. Still, it's nice to have access to it all, just in case.
The photo upload tool is also improved over previous versions, as it lets you easily add multiple photos, tag friends, add a location, write a caption, and determine the privacy level of your photo post. Also, the photo browser is sleek, giving you a full-screen view of photos, with captions and controls at the bottom.
If you want to change your account settings, the Facebook app offers some options. There is a full Settings menu available, so you can tweak notifications, security, and so on. And if you want to change your Cover Photo, you can do so right from your Timeline. A recent update to the app also made it just as easy to swap out your profile photo -- an action that was strangely difficult to perform in previous versions.
With Facebook for Android dropping HTML5 for fully native code, the app's performance has gotten noticeably better. No longer sluggish and unstable, the app makes it easy to quickly skim through your News feed and fire off updates at will. It may not be the most attractive app on the market, but Facebook for Android certainly works well.
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