Facebook for Android recently received a pretty significant update to an app that has constantly let us down in the past. They finally added native inbox support which lets you open up your messages in the app instead of redirecting you to your mobile browser. Your homescreen will now feature an inbox icon that lets you quickly access your messages. While it’s only a small change it’s a pretty significant one considering how much of a hassle it was to jump from your app to the browser and back.
Another pleasant surprise included in Facebook for Android version 2.1 is the way the app handles pictures. Just like your messages you will no longer be pushed to the mobile site when viewing pictures from the app. This new feature lets you view pictures with an option to comment, share or set them as a contact icon or wallpaper. These two improvements show that Facebook for Android is on the way to becoming a full native Android app we just can’t believe it took this long.