- A new more vibrant logo
- A new round app icon
- New colorful and round notification icons with gradients
- A unified UI style for events and places
- 3D photo page refinements
- An onboarding screen for job groups (Job groups are like WhatsApp Business.)
- A different Facebook Dating welcome screen
- Facebook Explore to be a part of the search page
- New reaction animations
- A Favorites list for sending stories similar to Instagram's Close Friends list
- Topics/questions for followers of pages; apparently, to boost interaction
- Friends list sorting (three options: default, by newest and oldest)
- Trending stickers tab
- Feed Stickers pack - to be used exclusively in the feed
- Meet New Friends - a friend recommendation system based on your workgroup, the place you live, etc.
- Photo Booth camera mode - shows a countdown and takes multiple shots
- Pinning songs to your profile
- Swipe up gesture to open the comments section in the work-in-progress stories+feed UI
- A completely white splash screen
- New header with a colored text logo and tab icons; collapses in all sections other than the Feed
- Revamped 'Friends' page UI
- New and more compact Stories tray design in the Feed
Dark Mode for the 'Watch' tab
'Feed' to use side-scrolling for switching between posts
- Story reactions similar to Messenger
- Fundraising sticker for Stories
- Photo/video previews in the built-in Gallery
- Photo stickers in the Camera
- Support for H.265 video uploads
- DRM restrictions for playing copyrighted content on non-HDCP external monitors
Screen recording limitations for DRM content
'Help Hub' - FAQ for Marketplace
'Request Test Drive' option for scheduling test drives for car sales in Marketplace
'Manage Groups' page for adjusting notification/pining/following/membership settings
Inviting people when creating a group to not be mandatory anymore
Additional context info for friend requests such as education and occupancy
- Adding hobbies to your profile info
- Auto-suggested emoji polls for posts (by Jamie Ahmed)
- Instagram profile connecting to Facebook Dating
- 'Watch' and 'Your Profile' tabs are showing up for some users.
- Open the Facebook app
- Open the 'More Options' menu in the top right corner and scroll to the bottom
- Tap on 'Report a Problem'
- Choose the area that best fits with your issue 5.
- open app > open menu
- tap on the pinned group > check if it is opened
- scroll down
- Actual result - App crashes 👻
- Expected Result - App scrolls down normally.
Recent leaks suggest that Facebook will integrate messages back into the main app, sort of, and more
Facebook is going to switch to a complete white theme with a blue accent color, and the first proof for that is the fully-white splash screen of the app.
Another example for Facebook's soon to come UI refresh is the white action bar with gray icons. It is also coming to the Marketplace section and looks lovely. Perhaps, it matches the styling of the Messenger app.
The search page is another part of the app to get a well-deserved paint job....
Collections are a Facebook feature, which lets you save and categorize content, e.g. photos, videos, events and so on, directly from the Feed by allowing users to create their own ones. This is useful when you do not have time to read or watch content from a post, which is indeed very important to you, then you can save it for later.
This is a server-side feature but you can increase your chances to get it by joining the Facebook Alpha testing program.
Here is a short guide for saving a post and adding it to a collection....
If you have joined the Facebook beta program on Android and you have some questions, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to answer some of the most asked questions about beta testing, and for Facebook in particular.
Let's start with the first one:
How do I keep up with the updates?
You can get automatic updates for the app through Google Play, or manually download and install APKs from APK Mirror. If you want to see also some detailed info about changes and new features, you can regularly check our TestingCatalog news for update reports and subscribe to our weekly newsletter....
Some users were logged out recently. After opening the app they may encounter a new login screen. Now it shows all your Facebook accounts in the list, plus there are options to log in with a new account or find yours. Every account also has a drop-down menu to manage saved login data stored on the device. Here you can remove a saved password, saved account and turn off logged out notifications....
As you already know, Facebook is all about A/B testing. We were able to gather a list with many released and unreleased features. Please, tell us in the comments if you got them. Let's see what's new:
Facebook and Messenger
Facebook is the most popular social networking app today, and the posts are maybe the most used feature. We will dive straight into how posts work, what the extra settings do and more.
What are posts?
Posts are like news articles - they contain text, images, videos, GIFs, location data, hashtags/etiquettes and more in a mixed format.
What are the customization options for Facebook posts?
Basically, there are more than a dozen options and settings you can change. Here is a list:...
Previously, there were rumors about Facebook working on a rival for Tinder. Now we got some evidence too. Some people have reverse engineered the latest APK file and have been able to enable the dating service. It's stated that it's available for US Facebook employees only.
Required info when registering
When registering, Facebook Dating will ask you for your gender and your preferred partners gender identity....
In the latest Alpha 126.96.36.199 some users may see a new button on the Profile page which says:
Discover people who you have mutual friends or things in common with
It leads to the Discovery page (which is different from Friends suggestion tab). Discovery page 🔥 looks very similar to Snapchat discovery page and it has two sections: What's New and People with things in common.
Unfortunately, this feature is a server side and it disappeared after the next app opening....
How to report bugs for Facebook beta
It might be promoted to the Beta already as well.
Facebook adds new Video tab to the navigation bar right between "friend requests" and "profile" tabs. After opening Facebook app for the first time, this tab will be highlighted.
It seems like there still some experiments running on for that tab as well. In the Videos tab itself, you might see the Watchlist section with important videos from accounts you follow....
How to become an alpha tester for Facebook on Android
Steps to reproduce:
The problem is also reproducible after clearing the cache....
Facebook Beta version update to 188.8.131.52.93
This version added a new top bar shortcut to the user profile (Screenshot). You will see this area highlighted. After the first click, it might also request for the feedback and as a result, you will be asked to Like or Dislike this feature. I chose "Not sure" option because I use my personal profile rarely. You can always use a long tap on the shortcut to bring a feedback form back....