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Facebook's mobile app is ok. It works pretty good but sometimes there's glitches in the matrix. The app has lots of features and is very bulky. My biggest grip is the lack of landscape even after countless updates. I don't understand why they can't add support for it.
My not such a big deal, but is annoying is the removal of messenger. Even though it's been long gone, I still miss it. I don't like being told to download more apps I'm very sure it won't be back but I still would like a basic version of it.
If for some reason you're not already a member, I might not recommend joining. Facebook has community standard that are very vague and hardly enforced. Offensive content doesn't always get removed even after complaints are reviewed.
Only a few bugs
Facebook has been much improved on the iPhone. It's good enough that my main complaints with Facebook have nothing to do with the app.
It does appear to crash from time to time. Many times, when I go into the app, it looks the same as when I left it earlier. At least once a day, it shows a blank screen and then goes through a sequence indicating that it's starting up after a crash. I can't tell if this is by design or not. I do have crash reporting turned on, so they'll get notified if it is, in fact, crashing.
There is a significant flaw in the app. If someone certified makes a post, the white check mark in a blue circle does not appear like I think it should on the post. If someone takes a screen shot of a post, you can't tell right away if the poster is certified or not.
My biggest gripe with Facebook is the overemphasis on birthdays. I have enough friends that my News Feed is sometimes flooded with 40 posts wishing someone a happy birthday. I would like to tone this down to a one-line announcement.
Chat Availability Option
I'm not sure why this wasn't fixed a year ago... But you have a "chat availability option" that allows you to make it so you don't appear online. It works just fine on a desktop/laptop. But if you use the mobile app it doesn't and has not ever worked. It would be great if you could fix that. People don't want everyone knowing every second they look at their notifications.
Also... The new "block messages" function is great. BUT should also be available to place on all contacts instead of separately each 900 people you are friends with. Sometimes some people don't want to be disturbed by people.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Aug 18, 2016
- Version: 62.0
- Size: 163 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Facebook, Inc.
- © Facebook, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.