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Videos have been having issues lately. They load maybe the first 5-15 seconds, then freeze. If you don't pause the video and rewind a bit and let it load fully, you get a message saying "cannot play video" and it doesn't give the option to reload the video. You get a second chance at watching if you click the description (so it goes into where you can view the video and see the comments), but you face the same problems and the volume level drops significantly at the point in the video where it previously froze. Even more annoying is that sometimes after watching a video, instead of letting you close, it leaves a black screen with no close button. Usually, if you wait a bit, the close button will appear. However, sometimes nothing will appear and you can leave the app for however long and it won't refresh and you basically have to delete the app and reinstall it. This just happened to me for the second time and that's why I'm writing this review before I delete and reinstall.
Okay but too many things that just don't work.
The newest issue is that the enormous lag time in the time where you tap the notification icon to the time they pop up and then from the time you tap the one you want to read to the time it shows up. At least a minute to see your notifications. This is only on the iPad right now. Uninstalling and reinstalling only lasts for one touch of one notification. You can do most things on the app. Copy and paste, no. Edit documents on a thread, no. Stop putting my newsfeed in "Top Stories" this is MY newsfeed and if I wanted to know what you think I should see, I would ask you. I did not ask you so lay off of my newsfeed! And my BIG reason it gets such a low score is that you can not use it in landscape mode on the iPhone. This is difficult since most over 50 users are not a nimble with the texting and it is difficult to do. It also makes reading difficult since the only thing you can enlarge is a photo. If you could make the text larger by switching to landscape it would be easier to read.
Let me start with the "Cons" first. I hate this " archive" thing. Archiving of my messages for what purpose? I want my messages gone when their deleted, period!
What happened to looking for pages, groups & people. I don't want to have to go to my desk top to search for a group or page or to delete my archived messages. The pictures aren't in high def? Why? If I post a 5 mega pixel picture you should see just that. Why can't we tap on the icon pictures anymore? We should be able to delete or add a group from within the app.
Now for the "Pros" the app loads quickly. I love the new speed of the app, the full length bigger pictures are awesome, when the screen is tapped the full screen looks great, the older post load quickly.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jun 24, 2015
- Version: 33.0
- Size: 97.4 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Zulu
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © Facebook, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.