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Facebook for Android gets chat and push notifications

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Facebook for Android gets chat and push notifications

Social network addicts can now chat as well receive automatic notifications on Facebook for Android thanks to the latest update.

The software update to version 1.5 enables the same chat functionality found on the iOS app and the browser version of Facebook, which means you will now be able to see who’s online and start a conversation.

Better yet, the chat runs completely in the background so you can continue to use other apps in between replying to messages. And to sweeten things up more, there’s now also push notifications, which automatically alert you when you have received a message, comment, 'like' or other content.

The latest edition brings the Facebook for Android one step closer to being on par with its iPhone counterpart, which has always been treated more favourably by Facebook. But with Android phones setting the charts on fire, that may not be the case for much longer.

The update is available right now in the Android Market and is free to download.

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