by Joe Roberts 12 January 2016
Facebook has finally brought its Mentions app, which allows celebrities to interact with their followers, to Android.
The app was originally launched exclusively on iOS in July 2014 and allowed verified profiles to share public statuses, photos, and videos with fans.
Facebook also included the ability to live stream video, marking Mentions as a rival to Twitter’s Periscope app which offers the same function.
The news that the app has finally made its way to Android, although it won’t directly affect average users, points to the success of Mentions.
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It could also mean a surge in the amount of users as Android-loyal celebs begin signing up.
In September last year, Facebook made Mentions available to a wider range of public figures, including journalists.
Live streaming was also rolled out to all users in the US last month, allowing non-verified profiles to share live videos with their friends.
If you happen to be what Facebook calls a ‘public influencer’, the Mentions app is available for free in the Google Play Store now.