Facebook

Facebook

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9
  • Total Downloads:
    296,892
  • Date Added:
    December 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    211.61KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    178
  • Operating Systems:
    Android/2.3.3 - 2.3.7

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Editors' Review

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The new version of Facebook for Android proves to be more streamlined and accessible than the mobile version of the official Web site. If you're using Facebook often, you shouldn't miss this app, though it does have some minor but annoying issues.

Pros

Great experience: Facebook for Android retains all the functionality of the social Web site, packing it into an appealing interface, which manages to offer a lot of features without feeling cluttered. The UI has changed from the previous release, with several buttons rearranged. The new app also uses tabs to make accessing certain features quicker. You may need a while to get used to the changes, but still the interface is so straightforward that you'll find it more fluent than the official Web site.

Intuitive image gallery: You can quickly browse other users' images as well as tag and like them or comment on them in an almost fullscreen mode. We found the image viewing experience provided by this app to be excellent.

Offline mode: Now you can create posts even when you're using Airplane mode or have trouble with your connection, and you can then publish them as soon as you're back online.

Cons

Feed issues: As other users noted in their reviews, the Feed in the latest release shows top stories only, with no option to view most recent, which means that you may be seeing the same stories for days on end.

Somewhat slow: While on the whole it works well, the new release feels occasionally slow and also seems to eat up quite a lot of RAM. If you don't have much RAM, you may experience performance issues.

Occasionally fails to update status: Several times the status update we've entered just vanished after pressing "Update," and we had to enter it again several times before it was posted.

Bottom Line

While Facebook for Android has its flaws, it ultimately accomplishes its goal of bringing the Facebook experience to mobile users and often presents features and information in a much better way than the mobile version of the Web site. If you use the popular social network, you will definitely want this app on your device, though be willing to put up with its quirks now and then.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 21

  • 1 stars

    "Total fail"

    March 25, 2013   |   By pghobjects

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.9.8

    Pros

    Works like facebook on a desktop.

    Cons

    You will download everyone of your friends from your facebook contacts to your mobile contacts and you will not be able to edit your contacts anymore.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great Access"

    November 06, 2012   |   By fabheniques

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.9.8

    Pros

    Gives me easy access to facebook , when I am on the go

    Cons

    Need in bulit chatting feature

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  • 1 stars

    "Broke photo upload"

    August 27, 2012   |   By radionetdoc

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.9.8

    Pros

    I liked the idea of being able to upload more than one picture... if I now could.
    It works okay as a reader and seemed marginally better than the previous release.

    Cons

    I can no longer directly upload photos. It tries twice and then errors out. I never had this problem before.

    Summary

    I have to post pictures via third party now or go back to the old version that came on my phone two years ago.

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  • 1 stars

    "Suddenly it does not work at (as with so many others)"

    June 09, 2012   |   By edkarjala

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.7.2

    Pros

    What pros? It does not work anymore for past 4 to 5 weeks (since mid-May 2012)!! Argh!!!

    Cons

    Quit working .. tried uninstalling, reinstalling, etc. Has quit loading and just spins like an idiot forever. It started with the updates in mid-May. Noticed many others in same predicament. Hello! Facebook? Get your heads out of your IPO arses!!!!

    Summary

    Said enough!

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  • 1 stars

    "Sucks The Big One"

    June 06, 2012   |   By JTS100

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.7.2

    Pros

    Don't use this app

    Cons

    Lost connection all the time.
    Really Really slow.

    Summary

    This is one app that needs to go back to the drawing board.

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work!!"

    May 18, 2012   |   By mindeewc

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.7.2

    Pros

    I love having facebook on my android. Having facebook at your finger tips is so nice and handy.

    Cons

    After updating my app it quit working completely so I uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it but now it wont reinstall. It says cannot download due to error 941.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not Nearly As good as the C net Editors Say"

    January 23, 2012   |   By AbirXtreme

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.7.2

    Pros

    1.You can do most of the ordinary stuff and still chat
    2.The interface is clean
    3.Gives you Proper Updates about you Facebook Account

    Cons

    1. Often the chat does not work properly
    2. The app is slower compared to other Similar apps, Such as Twitter
    3.Sometimes gives you the same notification Twice

    Summary

    There are better apps, Such as go chat, Friend cast for Facebook etc

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  • 1 stars

    "facebook for android does not work"

    December 29, 2011   |   By lynrae

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.7.2

    Pros

    does not work

    Cons

    used to work but it does not anymore, samsung skyrocket!!!

    Summary

    i had facebook for android on my phone when they fixed it and come back out with a better one, was using it on my skyrocket and then after update i used it phone started blinking and will not work at all!!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Phone App"

    November 24, 2011   |   By dav_id83

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.7.2

    Pros

    Great way to keep up to date with your facebook account and report your whacky ways of life latest version 1.7 is better than before as scrolling was terrible.

    Cons

    On HTC Wildfire it has low memory so it takes a lot up about 7mb and it wont stay closed when you exit, still runs in the background when you turn on your 3G or Wi-fi network it loads up automatically by its self and sends you updates if there enabled. The powering up without my permission is the one thing I hate would also be good if you could move it to memory card.

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  • 1 stars

    "! i couldnt log in with my own account!"

    August 19, 2011   |   By shenrocks

    Version: Facebook for Android 1.6.3

    Pros

    its good and fast...

    Cons

    but it needs more work

    Summary

    PLS FIX THIS!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.9
    Bug fixes
    General
    Publisher Facebook
    Publisher web site http://facebook.com
    Release Date December 03, 2013
    Date Added December 03, 2013
    Version 3.9
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Social Networking Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android 2.3.3 - Android 2.3.7, Android
    Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.
    Download Information
    File Size 211.61KB
    File Name details
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 296,892
    Downloads Last Week 178
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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