Facebook confirmed that it is beta-testing customizable lock screens for its Home Android overlay, along with several new features that were rolled out Tuesday night to participants in its Facebook for Android Beta Testers program.
Adventurous Android users who want to get their hands on Facebook features for that platform even before members of the Facebook for Android Beta Testers group do now have a way to do so, as the social network introduced the Facebook for Android Alpha Testers group.
Facebook users who are part of the Facebook for Android Beta Testers program have a new toy to play with, as the social network released a new beta version of its Android application, with several added features.
The Facebook for Android beta-testing program is apparently off to a brisk start, as CNET reported that shortly after the initiative was introduced Thursday, a feature Home users have been clamoring for was added to the beta version of Facebook for Android 3.4: application folders for the Android overlay.
One of the oft-expressed complaints about Facebook involves its traditional process of staggering the rollouts of new products, such as Graph Search and its redesigned News Feed. However, users who access the social network via Android devices can now access the latest versions of the flagship Facebook application prior to their release to the general public thanks to Thursday’s launch of the Facebook for Android beta-testing program.