Facebook started rolling out a small update last week for the Android platform and surprisingly enough the update did not come via Google Play. The update was sent to some users to test the new features. Anyways, the update is now available on Google Play for everyone. The new update which was also released for iOS, two days back, brings changes to profile pictures, ways to hide stories and report spam in News Feed. Also, users can now kick start a group message with fewer taps.
\The new updated Facebook app is said to include the beta version's request for permission to download files without notification when on WiFi. Guess this will allow users to test new features of future updates before they are officially rolled on Google Play.
Quite a few users are having problems with the new update. The issues seem to vary from one user to another. An user commented on the download page saying, uninstalling and reinstalling the app should fix the problems.
Like mentioned on top, similar update has been rolled out to the iOS. The update brings the same set of changes as the one in Android.
Facebook Version 5.6 is available for download for Android at Google Play
Facebook Version 5.6 is available for download for iOS at Apple iTunes Store.