'Facebook For Every Phone' Is Now Cheaper
We had predicted way back in January that Facebook would keep improving its mobile offerings and the company is certainly improving its mobile offerings. In fact, Facebook has announced its 'Facebook for every phone' app, which works on more than 2,500 different phones, and chances are your phone is one of them.
But didn't Facebook already have an app like that? Yes, of course. But this is different, says the company, in a Facebook Mobile post. This app not only includes Facebook's most popular features, such as News Feed, Inbox and Photos, but also enables you to upload photos and find friends from your phone's contacts. The app is also optimized to use less data than other Java apps or mobile sites â€“ so it should be easier on your pockets, comparatively.
The other important piece of information is that, Facebook is collaborating with carriers worldwide to give you free access to this app for three months. In India, the company has tied up with Aircel and Airtel.
You can download the app by visiting m.facebook.com and scrolling down to the download link or by entering d.facebook.com/install directly from your mobile browser. You can also find it in the app stores, including GetJar, Appia and Mobile Weaver.
This announcement comes in the wake of Facebook announcing video calling straight from the browser in association with Skype (now owned by Microsoft).
The question is, do you or do you not still want a Google+ account?