Words with Friends for Android update brings better notification controls


Just days after launching the popular Words With Friends multiplayer word game (or Scrabble clone, if you prefer) for Android, the developers at Zynga have released an update based on user feedback. Words With Friends version 3.17 now features advanced controls for the notification settings.

You can enable or disable sounds, and choose how often the app will check to see if it’s your move, with options ranging from every 5 minutes to every 12 hours. You can also disable notifications altogether.

The notification feature can come in handy if you’re playing against friends in non-real time. You can start a game today and play it out over the course of a couple of days or weeks if you like. You’ll get a notification in the Android Status bar after your friend has played their turn so that you know you’re up.

Word With Friends lets you play up to 20 simultaneous games, so you can always play a few other games while you wait.

You can download the latest version of Words With Friends for free from the Android Market.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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  • hikerboy

    anywhere to download the APK file?

  • Jason Baron

    The update breaks the application and makes it almost unusable. Deleted games show back up in the “Their Moves” list, it automatically searches for opponents for no apparent reason, and it randomly begins “repairing” and never shuts down. This update is a TOTAL FAILURE!!!