Facebook recently reached out to Reddit users to solicit ideas for improving its Android app. Hundreds of messages later, the company has managed to sort through them all, find some of the most useful and practical ideas, and implement them in a beta build of Facebook 1.6 for Android.
The last time Facebook updated its Android app, to version 1.5.4, it only really consisted of bugfixes; nothing too exciting. Facebook 1.6 will shake things up with at least a few new features, like giving users the ability to like comments they see in their news views. You’ll also now be able to easily view Pages in addition to Profiles, and finally get the ability to upload video from within the app. Of course, there are still plenty of bugfixes this time around, but you’ll be getting some real content as well.
Facebook invited beta tests from among Reddit users, but it’s already got enough and has shut down the application progress. If all goes well, we should see a public release in the coming weeks.