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.
Facebook for Android Beta Testers
Content from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram, which had been available on the lock screen for Facebook Android overlay Home for Android beta-testers, is now available to all users in the latest update to Home.
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’s Home Android overlay is about to get a lot more crowded, as Engineering Manager Tom Alison announced in a Newsroom post that content from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram will be added to the Home lock screen for the social network’s Android beta-testers.
Facebook Android App Update Includes Privacy Settings Icon, Structured Status Updates, Ability To Edit Posts
The privacy settings icon we reported on Wednesday is part of a minor update Facebook released for its Android application, and sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the update also extends the availability of structured status updates, as well as the ability for users to edit their status updates.
Facebook is finally rolling out one of the most requested features by users of the social network, allowing users to edit their posts. Sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the feature was added to Facebook’s Android application, and the social network told Inside Facebook it will soon be added to the iOS app and the Web.
Ability To Edit Posts, Comments; Emoticons For Status Updates Tested In Facebook For Android Beta 3.7
Facebook For Android Update Includes Ability For Home Users To Control Music Apps Via Cover Feed, Animated Stickers
The Facebook for Android Beta Testers program continues to bear fruit, as new features to the social network’s flagship application for the platform, which were added to its beta app earlier this month, are now part of the mainstream app, with the most dramatic addition being the ability by users of the Home Android overlay to control music apps they are using — such as Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Rdio — directly via their lock screens.