By Sudarshana Banerjee

Facebook is launching an updated Facebook app for Android. It will be quicker and easier to view photos, get messages and navigate around the app, says the company.

So, what’s new?

  • Photos and albums are up to two times faster than the previous Android app, says Facebook. It will also be easier to share photos, view comments and edit captions on the go, it says.
  • Messages and notifications will now be at the top of the screen. Users can respond to friends and stay updated without leaving the page one is on.
  • Users can access News Feed, Groups, games and apps from the new left-hand menu.

Facebook for Android will be available on the Android Market.