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Rated 3.05122 From 532,146 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-09-18
  • New version: 288.1
  • File size: 442.85 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

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Facebook is an iPhone and Android Social Networking App, made by Facebook, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Facebook, Inc., with the latest current version being 288.1 which was officially released on 2020-09-18. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 532,146 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.05122 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Connect with friends, family and people who share the same interests as you. Communicate privately, watch your favorite content, buy and sell items or just spend time with your community. On Facebook, keeping up with the people who matter most is easy. Discover, enjoy and do more together. Stay up to date with your loved ones: • Share what's on your mind, announce major life events through posts and celebrate the everyday moments with Stories. • Express yourself through your profile and posts, watch, react, interact and stay in touch with your friends, throughout the day. Connect with people who share your interests with Groups: • With tens of millions of groups, you'll find something for all your interests and discover more groups relevant to you. • Use the Groups tab as a hub to quickly access all your groups content. Find relevant groups based on your interests with the new discovery tool and recommendations. Become more involved with your community: • Discover events happening near you, businesses to support, local groups and activities to be part of. • Check out local recommendations from your friends, then coordinate with them and make plans to get together. • Raise funds for a cause that’s important to you, mentor someone who wants help achieving their goals and, in the event of a local crisis, connect with other people to find or give supplies, food or shelter. Enjoy entertainment together with Watch: • Discover all kinds of content from original shows to creators to trending videos in topics like beauty, sports, and entertainment. • Join conversations, share with others, interact with viewers and creators and watch together like never before. Buy and sell with Marketplace: • Whether it's an everyday or one-of-a-kind item, you can discover everything from household items to your next car or apartment on Marketplace. • List your own item for sale and conveniently communicate with buyers and sellers through Messenger Read our Data Use Policy, Terms and other important info in the legal section of our App Store description. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Facebook doesn't run GPS in the background unless you give us permission by turning on optional features that require this.

Top Reviews

  • App is useless


    By HollyL45
    Facebook had become basically unusable for months. Many users repeatedly post the same issues without any response or resolution from Facebook. I’m an IT professional it appears the app is incapable of keeping up with the volume, maybe server issues. The app freezes constantly and crashes. Isn’t working at all while on wireless have to turn off my wireless to have any hope of being able to review my notifications. Anytime I get a new notifications it throws me out of where I am and back to the beginning of my notifications. Then I have to start all over again paging through the hundreds of notifications I receive to try to find where I previously left off which is next to impossible due to the endless freezing and crashes. Notifications I previously reviewed continue to show unread making it impossible to figure out which ones I’ve reviewed. The app has gotten totally frustrating to use to the point it’s taking me several hours a day just to get through notifications, there aren’t enough hours in the day to deal with Facebook which is slowing becoming a full time job to deal with. It’s a good thing it’s free because no one would pay for software that doesn’t work and provides no customer service or issue resolution. They constantly make so called updates that break previously working functionality. The updates are unwanted by the users, what we want is a reliable app not a bunch of bells and whistles that do nothing to improve the user experience.
  • You’re not allowed to be yourself anymore


    By Brulygirlnow
    Facebook used to be a fun place to connect with old school friends and family..a place where I could freely express my unique self. You used to be able to post anything you wanted whether it was true or not, just because you felt like it and nobody really cared! Some things opened up great discussions! Now, everything you share or comment is scrutinized by behind-the-screen random, ghost people. These people have their own opinions and when you freely express yourself like before, your posts or comments will be taken down, blocked or hidden, and all of your audience will be notified that your opinion or posts just happens to be something they personally disagree with. I did a test and posted 2 polar opposite opinions on an issue just to see what they would do, both of them were false news. The fake news I posted about current and political events had 2 distinct viewpoints. The one the ghost person disagreed with, was covered up and labeled as false with a link to an article for my audience to click proving their viewpoint. The other one that was also fake news, fit their personal viewpoint and they never touched it. I personally disagreed with both things I posted but found out quickly what the viewpoint was of the ghost robots behind the screens reading everybody’s personal stuff. Facebook is NOT a good thing!!
  • Twitter here I Come


    By EzRylder
    I hate Facebook. If I could give Zero stars I would. It’s like school popularity all over again for adults. Only reason I have to have it is cuz I sign into apps with it and I’m so far committed to these apps it would be a huge hassle to start a different account. I’ve been cyber bullied/harassed/threatened countless times on here but as soon as I respond (fire with Fire), I’m always getting banned/restricted. It’s unreal. Like I seriously hate Facebook and everything it stands for at this point. I can’t wait until a different Social Media provider takes down Facebook. Instagram over Facebook all day any day. Bring back MySpace but FB can get bent for all I care. Edit: it’s funny I see a lot of the same complaints. Something tells me FB won’t be around for 2030. Ding dong the witch is dead. Facebook doesn’t realize it yet, probably cuz they are full of themselves, but y’all on the downhill swing of things. Enjoy your last run. 1 star reviews are piling up and y’all don’t care. Bullies. But I think it’s time I finally take the plunge and create a Twitter as my primary and use that for my app accounts. Facebook, you had your chances and your nothing but a bully yourself that allows bullies to thrive while restricting the people who simply defend themselves from these bullies, hence, your ALSO A BULLY.
  • Horrible


    By littlemisshorrornerd
    I’ve had a Facebook account for 10 years. I also have a fan page with a large following. Recently Facebook has punished me for posting a image of a bag of dicks though not real dicks just a drawing. For seven days I can’t post or share. Yet countless times I’ve reported posts that bully, have racist content, have violent content (beheadings) , have animal cruelty and nothing is EVER taken down. Every single time I get a message that the post I’ve reported doesn’t violate community standards. So in summary racism and bullying are cool but penises aren’t . Great got it. Facebook purchased Instagram in the last several years. Well on Instagram you are punished for posting a boob but last July Bianca Devins murderer posted her dead body on IG and despite thousands of people reporting this post it took hours for IG to remove it. As a result Bianca’s dead body is now forever on the internet. At least Twitter takes things like this down. Once my access is restored I’ll be leaving Facebook and taking my followers with me. Facebook needs to get their priorities straight. All they care about is money and it doesn’t matter where it comes from. I bet if I were paying for the ads they are always trying to sell me my post would have met community standards.
  • Keyboard support, less hostile video playback


    By Donnie Digital
    Hi there! So I’m addicted to the FaceFeed as anyone else, and I’ve a couple of suggestions for the iOS/iPadOS app. Currently using FaceBook in the Safari browser is better for me because of keyboard support. It seems crazy to me that there isn’t at least support for scrolling through the feed with arrow keys on Bluetooth or otherwise connected keyboards. Commands for search and home and refresh, etcetera, would be nice too- but man, the scrolling thing kills me. Also, I doubt I’ll see a change here as the way videos are currently presented seems designed to keep people watching them, but it feels awfully user-hostile to have to figure out different swipe patterns and do it quickly to dismiss a video before another one plays. Also, the relegating of Airplay options to that sub-menu alongside Chromecast options basically broke proper Airplay support. It never seems to want to stream to my AppleTV properly now, always have to give up and go with the less than ideal screen mirroring system-wide option. Cheers.
  • Someone LIED to you


    By So Done!
    Whomever told you this latest update was a great idea, SHOULD BE FIRED. 1)When notifications come in that I’ve been tagged or someone has replied to a comment I made, it no longer takes you to the post, just to the comment. So if I commented last week and I get a reply today I have absolutely no idea what the original post was about. 2) A notification disappears after I look at it. So if I have to refer back to it for any reason, I have to somehow find the page of the original poster and then hunt for the post. STUPID IDEA 3) When going to some notifications, when you click on it it takes you to a blank post. I see the persons name, the time they posted and maybe if someone reacted to it, but absolutely no post at all. There’s even comments on it but I see no post at all. Yes I have access to their page, I haven’t been blocked and they call me to say “did you see my last post” and all I see is nothing. 3) Auto refresh is annoying. Someone posts an article and I take 2-3 minutes reading it and when I go to comment on it, you’ve refreshed my feed. Thanks for nothing. I’m sick of y’all. If I didn’t need this app to keep in contact with family around the globe, I’d delete it.
  • If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it


    By Matti moo
    Nobody wants a game page or a group page. It’s amazing how many different ways you want to send me push notifications, that I literally only click on so that it will go away. I went in to change my notification settings and it turns out you will not let me turn off all group notifications at once and I have to go through a list and manually select out of 100 groups which ones I want, the slider for all is greyed out. This is totally unnecessary, and nobody asked for this. Why do I have a notification for every time someone goes live? Anytime an event is added at a venue I checked into ONE TIME that’s across the world in a different country? Facebook notifications used to notify me when someone wanted to talk to me, and I’ve done my best to continually update my setting but it’s getting crazy. Now I’ll have 7 notifications and check it and not a single one is about a friend I have that was reaching out to me. Events, game page, so and so went live, so and so checked in safe, I have memories from 10 years ago to look at, so and so posted in this group, like I do. Not. Care. And I don’t need a red push notification making it seem like I should.
  • No notifications about my posts!


    By Sheryl1468
    For the last 2 months, the notification settings in the app are a complete mess. The app will have the red number, but one of them are about my own posts. Any reactions or comments to MY posts don’t load in the list of notifications, so I have no idea about comments or reactions unless I actually go to the post itself. All I see are notifications about my friends’ posts. Further, while the news feed works fine, the list of notifications is limited to EXACTLY 20 notifications. When I scroll to the bottom, the page just jumps and doesn’t refresh to show any more than exactly 20. Maybe once a week I will scroll and be surprised to be able to scroll past 20, but it’s not because of anything I did or didn’t do. AND once I scroll back to the top of the list and scroll back down, I’m limited to 20 again. AND notifications for my posts still aren’t in the list. I have a brand new iPhone 6s Plus (3 months), so if Facebook doesn’t fix it soon, I am going to be convinced that the problems are a way to push people to upgrade their phones to the newest versions.
  • Shutting down


    By Amyncosolo
    I don't know why but lately Facebook app has been shutting down and going to my main screen while I'm reading something😡very annoying!!! Fix this bug please! It also refreshes on its own. That's really annoying too when you are going through comments and then back out wanting to continue where you were before going to the comments and it decides on its own "nope you were done scrolling" 🙄 Nothing has been fixed. It still does all of the above even tho there's been tons of updates. Seriously fix this issue it's annoying! Stars went down bc it still hasn't been fixed STILL REFRESHES ON ITS OWN! When will this be fixed??? In the middle of reading something in Facebook and go to my internet for a second and then back to Facebook and it decides I was done and refreshes and sends me back to the top! Very annoying and j lose posts I was in the middle of reading. Why won’t you fix this issue. Many people have the same issue yet you don’t fix it!! Stars went down yet again bc it’s not fixed. One 1 star to go and honestly if I could give it a 0 star I would! Fix the freaking problem already!!!
  • Why are you continually making it harder to sync my events to my iCalendar?!?!


    By Yup23765
    Seriously!?!? I want my whole schedule in ONE place, home, work, fun, and that’s not going to be the Facebook events tab, so if you think I’m going to keep using that to setup, find or advocate for using events, you better go back to making it easier to sync with the iFamily of computing. It used to just automatically sync everything from FB to iCal, no problem. Then about 8-9 months ago, that stopped, and I had to either manually sync events one by one from my phone, or go to a web version of FB, find my calendar, and manually tell it to sync all. And even that doesn’t update any events, which is a pita. 😠 My main device is an iPad. Do you understand the PITA it is to convince safari to fun a web based version of a site? Now you’ve gone and “improved” your surfing experience, AND I CAN NO LONGER FIND THE OPTION TO SYNC MY CALENDAR AT ALL. I have already started using other programs to schedule events for my activities that are more user friendly to all OS’s. And I will be recommending to others to do the same. You really need to not make people intertwining FB into their lives in ways they want it harder.

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