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Facebook launches touch-friendly website for smartphones

October 23, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

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Facebook launches touch-friendly website for smartphones

Facebook has launched a new mobile website to improve appearance and navigation for touchscreen devices, including Android. If you’re someone displeased by the old m.facebook.com website and still not a fan of Facebook apps – official or otherwise – you may want to check out this new touch-friendly version. In fact, my G1 automatically redirects to the touch.facebook.com when I try to access the old mobile site.

Users who visit touch.facebook.com from their Android phone will find a Facebook browsing experience much better than the old mobile site. The design looks better and the images, links, and text are larger in order to function better with press-and-go browsing. There are tabs for Home (friend feed), Profile, Friends (Friends, Phonebook, Pages), and Inbox.

Until Facebook gets serious about making a full, better Android app, this may be something viable to some users.