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Editors' Review

by   / July 04, 2010

We like Facebook and we like Chrome, so we thought that a Facebook extension for Chrome sounded like a great idea. Unfortunately, Facebook for Google Chrome is a disappointing combination of two of our favorite bits of Internet technology.

The extension installs easily and places a small Facebook icon to the right of Chrome's address bar. Even our first impression of Facebook for Google Chrome was negative; we had to actually visit Facebook in our browser and log in before the extension would work, because there was no way to log in through the extension itself. Once we were logged in, Facebook for Google Chrome provided limited access to Facebook's capabilities. We were able to post status updates, and view our live feed, wall, and notifications. The add-on allows users to comment on other users' status updates, in theory, anyway; we found that clicking on the Comment button resulted in a several-second delay before the comment window actually appeared. The live feed didn't seem to update very frequently, and the extension offers no way to refresh it. Clicking on a friend's name within the extension opens Facebook in a browser tab, but it opens the Lite version, which is frustrating when you want to go directly to regular Facebook. Facebook for Google Chrome has no options or Help file; what you see really is what you get, and it's not much. Overall, although this add-on works, we didn't find it to be a very effective way to integrate Facebook and Chrome.

Facebook for Google Chrome is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Ben Hiller
Publisher web site http://www.chromeextensions.org/user/?user_id=2583
Release Date May 28, 2010
Date Added May 28, 2010
Version 2.0.9

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Google Chrome 4.0 or later

Download Information

File Size 152.59KB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 35,322
Downloads Last Week 14

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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