Facebook App DESCRIPTION
Keeping up with friends is faster and easier than ever. Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you.
Features on the Facebook app include:
* Connect with friends and family and meet new people on your social media network
* Set status updates & use Facebook emoji to help relay what’s going on in your world
* Share photos, videos, and your favorite memories.
* Get notifications when friends like and comment on your posts
* Find local social events, and make plans to meet up with friends
* Play games with any of your Facebook friends
* Backup photos by saving them in albums
* Follow your favorite artists, websites, and companies to get their latest news
* Look up local businesses to see reviews, operation hours, and pictures
* Buy and sell locally on Facebook Marketplace
* Watch live videos on the go
The Facebook app does more than help you stay connected with your friends and interests. It’s also your personal organizer for storing, saving and sharing photos. It’s easy to share photos straight from your Android camera, and you have full control over your photos and privacy settings. You can choose when to keep individual photos private or even set up a secret photo album to control who sees it.
Facebook also helps you keep up with the latest news and current events around the world. Subscribe to your favorite celebrities, brands, news sources, artists, or sports teams to follow their newsfeeds, watch live streaming videos and be caught up on the latest happenings no matter where you are!
The most important desktop features of Facebook are also available on the app, such as writing on timelines, liking photos, browsing for people, and editing your profile and groups.
Now you can get early access to the next version of Facebook for Android by becoming a beta tester. Learn how to sign up, give feedback and leave the program in our Help Center: http://on.fb.me/133NwuP
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Facebook is only available for users age 13 and over.
Terms of Service: http://m.facebook.com/terms.php.
Facebook is a good example why monopolizing the market is bad for the user. Facebook has very confusing and dated interface which hasn't been changed for years. From time to time I couldn't find the desired feature for minutes (and it's saying something since I'm in my 20's and am a geeky tech person). I used a number of social media apps with a way better UI, but in the end forced to use Facebook because it's the most common.
App is broken. Videos won't play half the time and half the videos I can watch won't show the comments nor let me comment on them. Video controls pop up over the video while watching or the option to skip to the next video comes up halfway through the one you are currently watching. Video sharing isnt reliable either with many videos being unable to view once I've shared them.
I don't know if I'm the only one experiencing this, but I'm frustrated with the way Facebook handles landscape videos in the story feature. Whenever I try to upload a landscape video, it stays in portrait mode, which makes the video look stretched and distorted. Another problem is comments not loading properly in Facebook reels.
Using the FB app. First; my birthday notifications are now gone when I click on the tab that used to show them. A search indicates many people are having this problem. No update available. Now; reels won't play when clicked on. Check for update- yep. Install update. Still having problems- reels won't play. Check reviews after updating- lots of people reporting major problems with FB operation. 🤷🏽♂️
Facebook lied about their viewership numbers to get content creators to come to their platform and bankrupted people who did. But even after this controversy they STILL haven't fixed their viewer player. It sucks. wanna go full screen? click on a video. It goes small. Click on fullscreen. it moves on the screen and opens comments?? Click on hide comments. it goes back small. Click on full screen, it finally goes fullscreen. Every other app, you click fullscreen once and it does. Not 4 times.
(It's a bit better now with transitioning from folded to unfolded and the group bar doesn't get stuck anymore. Only thing still is the top half part when unfolded still is cut off. (Cut off issue resolved and it looks all much better now.) Starting to cut off the top and sides and stuff again. Wth? Now some videos I just can't see the comments of and can't find my own comments. Kind of a mess imo. They don't even say why updates happen now. Hmmmmm.
Update: the first update broke it. There have been 2 updates since and it's STILL broken. 😡 And to make matters worse, it doesn't load ANYTHING. It tells me everything is broken. No duh. -------- Once again the update has broken the app. I'm stuck on one page and it won't let me see my personal or other business pages. I don't have time for broken apps. The update (the details of which are never disclosed, btw) couldn't have been that important or had that many bugs at release.
After each update thing gets worse. After the most recent update, there are issues. It gives notification that a friend mentioned me in a comment on their post, but when clicking the notification, it takes me to the reels/ video feed and not the comment. Seems like the upgrade is focused more on adding videos to newsfeed or directing you to videos with ads rather than improving the experience of using the app. When you report an issue in the app no one gets back to you and it doesn't get fixed.
Notifications don't always go to the content they're about. What really drove the rating down to one star was it no longer opening things outside the app without going out of your way to do it. Links should open in the browser. YouTube should open in the YouTube app. This should be default behavior. It isn't even an option anymore. You have to do it manually every time, if it will even open the link at all. It often fails that, forcing a restart and losing the link.
On mobile, uploading an image isn't easy due to images not showing there titles and the lack of a search bar to correctly find that specific image. Will rate this app 5 stars if they fix this problem...oh by the way, just love the ability to upload multiple images at once (btw, the adds are horrific and often disturb me, guessing there's not much to be done about that, oh just release a paid version without adds lol) 😄
The video stretches to full screen when editing it to add to story so you have no idea how you can edit it correctly. There are times when previous comments are not visible and you have to wait for it to load. After switching accounts, the account logs out automatically. I often get locked out of my account even though the account has complete backup/secondary email address and phone number. I think they are bugs. Please fix them asap.
Update Feb. 14, 2023. Since the most recent update, the app still crashes after opening it. Sometimes I get a message saying, "folder not accessible", no matter what I click on, then boots me out and I have to sign in again. My password is saved yet when logging out I get a message asking me to save it again. I refuse to save it again. Feels like a hacker question.
This app continues to fail. Music from this app plays out of my phone even after I close the app. Many times I have to turn off my phone to be able to stop the music. When trying to delete a post- the post does not disappear. I have to go to trash to confirm deletion and then enter my password in order to verify it's me. And then, many times the post is still there! Also, many times I get the same AD over and over despite clicking on "hide ad" or "show less". It's a very frustrating system.
Recently I've experienced reels not stopping playback even when I turn off my screen and fold my phone closed. The video continues playing until I force the app closed. Not to mention that the aspect ratio on the fold 4 is disgusting. Everything is just zoomed in, and when watching reels most of the video is cut off. Please develop an aspect ratio of 23.1:9 for use with larger screen phones.
Installed to get access to marketplace a year ago and has been a horrible experience. So many problems with the so constantly trying to force access to contacts, text messages, and other private access it should never get. Constantly bombarded with spam, ads, and awful disinformation or topics completely irrelevant to me. Crashes at least twice a month and crashes my while phone at least once a month. If you need more garbage in your life here it is.
The functionality of this app is nothing less than frustrating. The auto refresh interrupts articles that I'm reading because even though I set it to open everything in a browser, it still opens within the app half the time. And if I switch to a different app and come back to Facebook, it auto refreshed then too and I've lost my spot. And I can almost never find replies to my comments on reels. Just garbage.
It may appear demanding, but I believe it is preferable if there is a feature that allows me to move specific posts to the album I created. Especially when I have posts from years ago that I want to move for easy access. It's frustrating for me because if I want to see a picture that was posted years ago, I have to scroll to my photos section and look for it, which wastes my time, and then it crashes and returns to the top.
Doesn't show updates at all. Tested it with two devices and accounts, ended up being a couple hours before notification was received. Also, ability to comment on videos is messed up, 90%of the time it wont load. If it wasn't for the ability to share pictures with family, I would have dropped this app long ago. MySpace was better.
This happened to me several times now, the Facebook app will close abruptly while I'm trying to compose a post reply to a post on the main feed channel I saw. If I don't complete the message within it's window, all my work I put into my reply post is lost. Some times I can't even find the original post. I'm not a quick writer and it takes me time to submit my post so when it times out and forcing a close/restart of the app it's frustrating beyond belief. FB is slowly going down hill.
Thought it was just my phone having issues, but I see that more people are experiencing the same issues. The way the pages won't load when trying to read comments made me think it's my internet connection or WIFI, but it's not. When I try to like a post, the options to select an emoji goes away, and I have to click on them a second time. This is frustrating because I worry that I'm going to select the wrong emotion when this happens. Facebook, you can do better.