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New Facebook app activates GPS when launched — how to disable?

This started happening with the latest Facebook app update. I don't want to disable my GPS outright -- I like that it comes up automatically when I call Google Maps. (Which usually is in a "where the ...
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0answers
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Android Facebook Sync doesn't activate in System“Accounts/Sync” Setting

I re-added my Facebook app account to "Accounts and Sync" (in System Settings) but it won't activate sync. The button stays grey. Sync of overall phone is on. This is after a delete and reinstall of ...
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1answer
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Where did all these photos and videos come from?

My phone's memory is so full that it won't let me take or download pictures anymore. Also cannot download almost any app due to low memory. When I look at memory usage, most of it is used for photos ...
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Cannot add Facebook account

I am trying to add a Facebook account in my account settings, but as I do so I am sent back to the settings menu. I simply cannot add a Facebook account. How can I solve this?
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Is there a way to get a history of Facebook profiles that I've visited?

I have visited a profile on Facebook recently but now I've forgotten the name of person. Is there a way that I can get a history of the profiles which I have already visited? I am currently using ...
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1answer
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turn on nearby friend in android

Facebook told me that I must follow these steps to enable Nearby friend: To turn Nearby Friends on or off on an iPhone or Android: Tap More Tap Nearby Friends Tap Setting Tap to turn Nearby Friends ...
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2answers
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(Android 4.2.2) Sync my contact photos with Facebook?

I'd like to add a contact picture to all of my contacts, but when I first installed Facebook I synced my phone to all of my Facebook friends. I quickly realized this was a mistake as I then had loads ...
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1answer
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Facebook for Android app no longer displays og:image of website served via home computer's IP

I've followed the advice given in this post. I have updated the Facebook cache, and shared a website on Facebook on my Facebook timeline (shared only with me for testing purposes) via a web browser. ...
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0answers
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Can't backup anymore Facebook & WhatsApp with adb

I've always backed up my Facebook & WhatsApp data on Android with the following command: adb backup -noapk com.facebook.katana and adb backup -noapk com.whatsapp Now, it seem it can't backup ...
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1answer
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email adress on facebook app

How do I make the facebook app "forget" my e-mail address? It's driving me insane... Since I'm a little paranoid, it seems that if I lose my phone, all anyone has to do is to enter my password into my ...
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1answer
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SNS has gone can't be re enabled again

Following this thread http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/296366-facebook-log-sync-applications.html I have disabled the SNS service now Yahoo mail app does not notify for Facebook ...
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1answer
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Android social apps: ability to post on behalf of the user?

Ever since I purchased my Samsung Galaxy SIII, it has been displaying a notification which when clicked causes an app to be displayed asking me to log in to Facebook and then displaying the following ...
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Facebook setting change

When I share something on Facebook, the app automatically opens lots of related stuff. For example, if I share a photo by Zio Ematitos, "More photos by Zio Ematitos", "These friends also like Zio ...
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2answers
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ART makes Facebook app non installable (Error: -24) [duplicate]

I have an Android 4.4.2 phone and I enabled ART instead of Dalvik. When I go to the Google Play Store and try to install Facebook, it can't install the app. I get two errors, sometimes I get ...
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Samsung Bug Pest!

Whenever I try to look at an article on facebook, I get a message "Your Samsung device has a virus, please download this app. I have security on my phone but obviously it is not enough. How do I get ...
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1answer
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How to set a default folder for downloads from facebook in htc desire 816?

When downloading a pic from fb, it automatically saves in the camera gallery in htc desire 816. Where to set an option for default folder?
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1answer
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How to turn off notifications from Facebook Messenger on Android Gingerbread?

All the instructions on the web for disabling messenger notifications are for Androids 4.0 and higher. I just don't have "show notifications" box which to uncheck in the app menu on my Gingerbread ...
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1answer
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How to Stop apps from waking other apps?

I've been running xposed on my galaxy note 2 with 4.1.1. I have greenify enabled as well as android tuner with perms blocked. Also, I have everything scrambled with xprivacy. I have facebbok ...
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Constant location requests from Facebook - how to turn off?

My location request icon is constantly on. When I hit the location request notification, it tells me that Facebook and Google Play Services are high battery usage. When I force stop Facebook, the ...
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Facebook App size, how to control it?

I've tried disabling geolocalization, yet the data portion of the apps is by far the largest storage hog in my phone (140Mb as I type). I uninstalled the facebook messenger app because it was also ...
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1answer
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Facebook app uses a lot of data storage while not logged in

I occasionally check my mom's Android phone to see if everything's still running smoothly, just regular maintenance. Today I noticed that the Facebook app on her phone uses 33.46MB of data storage ...
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2answers
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How do I disable Facebook's “Log in to sync applications” notification when the phone turns on?

Every time I turn on or restart my phone, I always get this "Log in to sync applications" notification from Facebook. How do I disable this?
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1answer
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Facebook app nagging about syncing. Can it be disabled?

While only a minor issue, it is annoying. I've had a look at the settings for the facebook app, but even after disabling anything that did seem relevant to this message popping up, it still keeps ...
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1answer
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Stop android from automatically uploading images to dropbox and facebook [duplicate]

My wife has an Optimus LG. Every photo she takes automatically syncs with Dropbox and Facebook. I have looked but I can't see a way to stop this. How can I stop this behavior?
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How can I disable Facebook button on HTC ChaCha without voiding warranty?

I'm interested in the HTC ChaCha but I don't like the Facebook button. I'd prefer it to link to my address book or something like that. Is it possible to do that or in the worst case disable it?
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1answer
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Download and Install (aka sideload) Facebook Home APK

I'd like to try out Facebook Home however I don't have an approved device to install it from the Google play store. I've tried googling this to not avail...where can I download the latest version of ...
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Most links don't directly retrieve me to the android App

I am wondering about retrieving a link address, that can be found on a web page, into the downloaded app on smartphone. For instance, if I find a Facebook link within a website, the actual page ...
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1answer
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How can I not use the Facebook for HTC Sense on my HTC Incredible?

I'm trying to add my Facebook account instead of using Facebook for HTC Sense. However, when I go to Accounts & sync > Add account > Facebook, nothing happens. If I tap any other account, I get ...
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1answer
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How can I set Facebook to view by “most recent” rather than “Top Stories”

Facebook for Android, Version 8.0.0.26.24 How do I revert back to my preferred method of viewing the most recent stories rather than top stories? The "Cog" icon is no longer where it used to be, and ...
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0answers
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Facebook App is not working when using Proxy Server

I have Android Galaxy device. I have setup Wifi Settings to a Proxy Server(local intranet IP). When I open the Facebook app I will get Error Loading News Feed, Connection Lost, etc. Is it possible ...
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2answers
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Facebook on Nexus 4 looks different than on Nexus 5

I have a Nexus 4 and Facebook looks like the picture on the left; while on my Nexus 5, it looks amazing, like the picture on the right (with fixed tap and native Android version): I tried ...
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1answer
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Can Facebook Messenger read screen contents?

The Facebook Messenger offers this nice little feature called 'chat heads'. For that, it requests the permission to overlay everything. However, i read somewhere about the fact, that it can also see ...
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Switching “voice” when interacting with a Facebook page via the Android app?

Facebook's standard web interface on desktop (and also on mobile) browsers allows an admin of a Page to choose to "use Facebook" (or to perform "posting, commenting, and liking") either as that Page ...
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1answer
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Viber photo sync

My husband is having an issue with photos being sent to him via the Viber app are being synced and posted directly to his Facebook page! How does he stop this?
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1answer
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Android Facebook Version 3.4 - Sort News Feed

My Samsung Galaxy S 3 just updated to Android Facebook Version 3.4. I cannot figure out how to sort News Feed by most recent?
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Is there a facebook app that does not read your location?

I've looked at a number of facebook apps, and it seems that they require permission to read my precise location. This includes Stream, Fast, Friendcaster, and the official facebook app. Can anyone ...
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1answer
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How can I share from my image gallery on Facebook?

Do I have to install the Facebook application on CyanogenMod 7 RC3 to share on Facebook from my image gallery?
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How can I get to my privacy settings on a older version (1.6.4) of the Facebook app?

Hi i am using an older version of facebook (1.6.4) on my Motorola Razor Droid, and i can't figure out how to get to my privacy settings. Can someone please help. I like the version and dont want to ...
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3answers
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Hide Facebook friend's events from calendar

I added my Facebook account to the calendar to sync up my Facebook friend's birthdays in my calendar. But along with the birthdays, few useless events also got added automatically. Like if my friend ...
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2answers
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Integrate Facebook chat and SMS

Is there a way to seamlessly integrate Facebook chat and SMS messaging? I am looking for a method that hides the detail of how a message was sent to a given contact or number as much as possible.
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How to remove syncronized photos from facebook

I have a Galaxy Note II and I syncronized my Facebook gallery by mistake. I've tried to disactivate the sync from the Settings (Settings > Account) by unchecking the "Sync gallery" option but the ...
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1answer
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How do I stop Facebook linked contacts' pictures from automatically updating from Facebook?

I have several contacts with linked Facebook accounts. I've set contact pictures for them using Google Contacts, but every time they update their Facebook profile picture, the Facebook picture is ...
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Change the language of the Facebook App (v 3.8)

I'm having trouble changing the language of my Facebook App. So far, I've tried doing the thing it's suggested in the 'Help' section (Android Settings -> Input Language) and from the web version, ...
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1answer
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Restrict background data for Facebook, but notifications still coming in

I would only like particular applications to show notifications when I'm not on Wifi and those would be: Google Services - unfortunately there are several syncs here but AFAIK we can't control ...
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Anyone having the same problem with Facebook/Android not showing photo's uploaded from the phone

Has anyone noticed the problem when uploading photo's to Facebook using the Facebook for Android application ? I uploaded photo's last week , and they displayed ok in FB/Android. I did the same this ...
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1answer
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Create new friend list on Facebook

With the Facebook Android app I can add and remove friends from existing friend lists but I cannot find a way to create a new list. Am I missing something? If not, is there an app available that ...
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1answer
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How to save Facebook and Skype information to Google contacts?

I've looked around this site and in spite of what I read I can't figure out the following: How do I save my merged contact information into a Google contact? For instance, I have a friend F who has ...
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2answers
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Any chance to save merging data Google and Facebook contacts?

after factory reset of my Motorola Atrix (2.3.7 Android) I can easily restore SMS messages, E-mail, call-history and etc. My problem is that after the reste I have to merge manually contacts imported ...
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Why does Facebook Home not require any permission?

I recently tried Facebook Home on my HTC One X. It sucked! So I uninstalled it after few hours. But the thing is that it does not require any special permission. Actually no permissions were required ...
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Enable tamil font without rooting the phone [duplicate]

I have Micromax a87 android phone,in my phone doesn't support the Tamil font in browsers and Facebook,YouTube. I searched for solution but shows that its possible only by rooting the mobile.I don't ...