The Facebook Mentions app, which was launched for iOS users back in 2014, has finally made it to Android. The app lets public figures with verified profiles broadcast live videos, interact with followers, track trending stories, and more. The app also lets public figures post public updates without spamming their friends and family members. They can also post Twitter or Instagram updates from within the app as well.
The Facebook Mentions app is now available to download from Google Play. It weighs 87MB and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and later OS verisons.
In September last year, Facebook updated its Mentions app, making it available for all public figures with verified profiles. The app was previously limited to select influencers only. In August, the app got the ability to broadcast live stream videos to allow actors, musicians, and other celebrities a new way to connect with their fans.
Notably, Facebook Mentions is another product from the company's Creative Labs, which claims the app "makes it easy for public figures to talk with their fans and each other on the go." The first Facebook Creative Labs product was the news reader, the Paper app.
Last month Facebook shut down its Creative Labs division, which made apps like Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff. The company besides curtailing the two-year old initiative has also removed the three apps from Google Play and the App Store. According to Facebook, most of the features from Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff were already been integrated in Facebook app and Messenger. The Menlo Park, California-based company adds that the Slingshot and Riff app will continue to work for those who already have downloaded it. The company says that no one has been laid off after the division's shut down.