Facebook is testing Material Design on its Android app
When I click on the action button, I’m treated to Facebook’s standard status update interface. But for some users, the button is more functional. In some cases, clicking the button will bring up options to write a post, take or upload a photo, or share your location.
When I tried reinstalling the app to see if I’d get the extra features, I was instead reverted to the standard, non-Material Design interface.
It’s a slightly unusual move for Facebook – while the company has moved towards the general flat design trend, it uses proprietary design guidelines for the most part.
Because a lot of what you see on the Facebook app happens on the server side, you don’t need an update to see the changes, but you’ll have to be part of the lucky test group.