NEW DELHI: Facebook appears to be adding some new video-related features to its Android app through an update. The update, as mentioned by Android Police website, brings a host of new features aimed at making it easier for users to view videos even when using different apps. The ability to change view quality has also been introduced in the update.
As part of the update, it’s now possible to upload videos in HD resolution. This is something that was already available with Facebook’s iOS app. Android users can find the ‘Upload videos in HD’ option under the app Settings.
In what may be the biggest part of the update, Facebook has introduced the ability to view a video even if you are using another app on your smartphone.
Dubbed Picture-In-Picture, the feature works similarly to Messenger’s chat heads functionality.
In addition, Facebook now lets users choose the playback quality of the videos between 360p, 240p, 144p, 108p or 72p.
The update will be reaching out to users in a phased manner.
According to several recent media reports, some Facebook users have complained of old photos and posts appearing on their timeline without their permission.
“@facebook reposted 3 of my old posts today about hour ago without any action on my part, others are experiencing same issue @sherylsandberg,” tweeted one of the users over the past weekend.
Some users have complained that the glitch appeared soon after they updated the Facebook app on iOS.
“Hey @facebook, why are you suddenly reposting my old photos after the last iOS update? Like to do that myself when I think it’s fitting. Tnx,” tweeted another user named @MelleKramer.
Although Facebook is yet to suggest a solution for this so-called glitch, it is said to be aware of the bug.
“We are aware of this and are investigating,” a Facebook spokesperson told PCMag website.