Facebook users on iOS have been able to toggle HD video uploads on and off for a while. Now, HD uploads, picture-in-picture, and some more great features have finally made their way to Facebook for Android.
Android Police, who first reported on the changes, explained that video features have “been a weak point of the FB experience on Android for quite a while now,” so the addition of HD video uploads, system-wide picture-in-picture video, easier notifications, and more, is very welcome.
Firstly, and most importantly perhaps, Android users can now choose to upload videos in HD from their Facebook apps. The toggle appears below the its photo equivalent. The new feature appears to most Android users at the moment so it should be close to be fully rolled out.
Facebook also seems to be testing system-wide picture-in-picture video, which Android Police says “will require you to give the ‘draw over other apps’ permission to FB, similarly to what FB Messenger requires for Chat Heads.”
Android users will also soon be able to download videos to watch later, and choose their own playback quality within the app, just like YouTube. Finally, they will be getting a way to “easily skip back and forth between notifications, without needing to go back to the notifications top view.”
Some great new features for Android users, and they were long due!
Images credit: AndroidPolice.com
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