Facebook released version 1.9 of its Android app, and with this update has included dedicated shortcuts for uploading images to the social network or accessing the messaging section of the app.
The update adds two new apps to the application tray of Android smartphones, one for Camera, and another for Messenger. The Camera shortcut opens up an interface that lets users shoot a new picture or choose one from their gallery to instantly upload to Facebook. The Messenger shortcut opens the Facebook app directly to the Messenger section, which has been upgraded to include a lot of the functionality of the standalone Facebook Messenger app. Users can now create group messages and add other users to existing group message threads while on the go. The update also includes the obligatory performance improvements and bug fixes. Facebook for Android version 1.9 is free and available in the Google Play Store now.