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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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2answers
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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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How can I get Facebook and Google contacts to sync in 4.2?

In the People app (i.e. Google Contacts), the "Accounts" area has an option for adding Facebook contacts, which I've checked. In Settings->Accounts->Facebook, I've checked "Sync Contacts," yet ...
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How do you remove Facebook birthday from “My Calendars”?

My calendar is full of facebook friend birthdays! and worse, they are listed under "My Calendar", not Facebook calendar, so I can't hide them by unchecking Facebook in Calendar, Settings > Calendars. ...
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How can I turn off Facebook IM permanently?

Since I got a new google phone (G2) the facebook app has been running constantly. I turn it off and it still is running for some reason. Not a problem except that it always looks like I'm screwing ...
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Stop Facebook using GPS

I have set location to off but I can see it is still trying to use GPS from the icon in the top left corner. Where in the settings can I switch this off for Facebook only? Despite Messenger location ...
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How can I force-link a Google contact with a Facebook profile?

Back when my HTC Desire had its stock Sense, there was an option to link Facebook accounts to Google contacts, by selecting them from the Facebook friends list. This created fields for my contacts ...
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How to import Facebook Birthdays to get merge with Android Contacts?

Apparently importing Facebook contacts to Android contacts is straight forward procedure by just checking sync option in Accounts and Settings, but is it possible to have birthday info imported from ...
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Is there any way to let Facebook run only when I want?

Is there any way to let the Facebook app run only when I want to use it and really close it when i don't need it? I've already disabled it with autostarts, moved to sd, yet it is still running 24/7. ...
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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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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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Facebook contact sync in Ice Cream Sandwich

The rivalry between Google and Facebook seems to have gotten in the way of a really useful feature from Gingerbread: Facebook contact sync. Currently my Verizon Galaxy Nexus has the ability to add ...
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Choose contact name manually?

In my contact list, I entered a number of "household" contacts combined together. For example, "Bob & Sally Smith", with the corresponding e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc. The problem is ...
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1answer
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Why Does My Phone Keep Linking Facebook Contacts?

I have an HTC Desire HD with Android OS 2.2.1 installed. The phone keeps telling me I have to link contacts that I've linked before, the problem looks to be with Facebook for HTC. For the first couple ...
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1answer
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Facebook app requires repeated sign-in

Recently, the Facebook app on my Droid 1 (Android 2.2.2) started prompting me to sign-in throughout the day. I get a pop up that says: Facebook Sign-in Please re-enter your Facebook password It ...
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2answers
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Why did Google block Facebook Contact Sync on the Nexus 5?

Is there a particular developer clause that was violated? If so, why is the facility blocked only on the Nexus and not other Android based devices?
5
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1answer
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Get Facebook app to use full screen in Android 2.3?

Is it possible to make the Facebook app in Android 2.3 use the full screen? I remember being able to do this on a different device with Android 1.6 but I can't find a way to do it with Android 2.3.
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How can I clear the cache of the Android Facebook app?

My phone (T-Mobile Pulse/Huawei U8220 with Android 1.5) doesn't have much on board space, so I quite often run into the low disk space warning. Looking through the list of apps, I see the facebook app ...
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1answer
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Facebook Photo Upload Problems

I have a Motorola Droid, rooted, running Cyanogen Mod 6.1.2. Been having some issues with uploading photos to Facebook. The upload takes forever and, if I let it go all the way through, it will ...
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Facebook contact sync no longer working: “Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly”

As of a couple of weeks ago my Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.1.1) no longer syncs contacts from Facebook. I have the Facebook app installed and calendar and the gallery are syncing fine but the ...
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Facebook mobile for Droid unable to delete friends

How does one go about deleting friends via the Droid's Facebook application? I am running the latest build of Facebook.
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How do I enable push notifications for Facebook for Android?

I'm currently running the latest stable release of CM7 for the HTC Droid Incredible and Facebook for Android 1.6.4 (released on 20 August). According to Facebook, push notifications are enabled for ...
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Remove Facebook and Gmail contacts

Some time ago I have synced my Facebook contacts (using Facebook for Android app) with my contacts. I also have my Gmail account synchronized. Having all those contacts is too much. I went to Account ...
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Twitter app that also posts to Facebook, intelligently

Is there a twitter app that also posts to facebook, but does it intelligently? Like instead of posting the link with the post, it attaches the link to the post (while posting to facebook). And Uploads ...
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1answer
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Does FriendCaster have problems with the privacy settings of my friends?

I am fed up with the official Facebook application and want to switch. FriendCaster seems to be one of the very good choices. However I saw in reviews and other websites that FriendCaster will not ...
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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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How to change privacy level of a Facebook post?

I'm using the official Facebook app and I've used it to update my status. Inadvertently, I made this status update public. Is there any way within the app, or the Facebook mobile website to change the ...
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Facebook non-official app for contact sync

I want to remove official Facebook app from system because its a piece of crap, but I am not doing it because it syncs my contact with Facebook. I add someone friend and I get her phone no. and email ...
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1answer
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Android Facebook, no chat

I got my LG Optimus 2X and installed the facebook app however, there is no chat anywhere, not even in menu, is there a way to allow this?
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How can I choose which contacts to sync from Facebook to my HTC Desire HD?

In relation to this question, I asked if there is a way to choose which contacts get synced and got a suggestion to post this as a new question. So here it is. How can I manually choose which ...
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1answer
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Share photo with caption on Facebook

I'd like to share a photo with caption pre-filled from my app, for example on facebook. How do I do it? I know how to share photo or how to share text, but how do I share them together?
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Remove Facebook events but keep birthdays from calendar

All these events I haven't responded to / don't want to attend are driving me crazy! I do like having my friend's birthdays in my calendar though. I would like to know if it is possible to remove ...
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2answers
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Stop old posts from reappearing in Facebook News Feed

I've recently been given an update of the Facebook App on Android and I have noticed that in my News Feed old posts are appearing. Some as old as a week or more. Obviously the point of a News Feed is ...
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How can I share a post on my wall using the Facebook app?

On my PC, I can repost (share) a post from a friend on my own wall. How can I do that in the official Android Facebook app?
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Calendar and facebook events and birthdays

I'm using the native calendar in my Android 2.2. I'm also using Simple Calendar Widget but I don't think it has anything to do with my problem. A few weeks ago everything was perfect. I had synced 3 ...
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Facebook doesn't fetch all messages

When I receive a new message on Facebook, I get the notification properly on the official Facebook app. I open the list of messages and the new message is highlited. The names are correct and the ...
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What are some Facebook contact integration alternatives?

I'm using HTC Hero. I really love its seamless integration with facebook contacts. My favorite thing about this feature is that I can link my google contact to facebook contact then automatically get ...
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How to sync my Facebook contacts?

How do I sync my Facebook contacts with the contacts on my Samsung Galaxy Spica?
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Any way to set profile pic using FB for Android App (1.8.1 on ICS)?

I've resorted to the FB Mobile site which isn't a bad compromise really, but I was going a little crazy trying to find the option within the FB App, just wondering if it exists?
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How do I upload multiple pictures at once to Facebook?

Gallery seems to lack the ability to upload to Facebook when multiple pictures are selected. Is there easy way to upload a bunch of photos at once to Facebook or is it something that you have to do ...
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How to add person to contacts from a message (person auto linked w/ facebook)

I got a message from someone not in my contacts. The number was automatically recognized as one of my Facebook friends. How do I add this person to my Google Contacts without copying down the number ...
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What volume setting do the Twitter and Facebook apps obey?

I asked a question about silencing only certain sounds and decided to go with the AudioManager widget, which is working quite well. My main uses are to silence everything but alarms and the ringer ...
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Upload and tag video to facebook

Is it possible (using the native facebook app) to upload a video and tag it? I know they recently included the ability to tag people in photos, but I'm not sure if you can do it to videos as well.
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Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab run Facebook games and applications?

Can I open any Facebook games/applications on the Samsung galaxy tab? Games/applications like farm villi, Poker etc will work properly in the tab.
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Send shift+enter to facebook comment field?

What would be the easiest way to allow me to send shift-enter to Facebook comment field from my Nexus 10, to write multi-paragraph comments? The built-in keyboard doesn't seem to be able to do this.
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Possible to monitor multiple Twitter accounts and Facebook pages with widget?

I manage social media for a living and have finally had enough with Apple and made the switch to Android. I love it so far but there are two things I haven't had time to figure out how to do, really ...
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I keep getting alerted regarding unread Facebook messages even though there is none

My phone beeps and tells me I have an unread Facebook message even though I don't. I've got a hunch what the source of the problem is. I have both the Facebook app and the Friend Caster app and they ...
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Is it possible to select default contact picture service?

Here is my problem: I merged all my Google and Facebook contacts in my contact list. When a contact has both a picture on Google and on Facebook, the picture from Google will be displayed. I don't ...
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Add mobile number to Facebook contact?

My Android phone connected to Facebook and grabbed all my friends. Now I want to edit their info and add a mobile number, but it does not let me do that; it only lets you change their ringtone and a ...
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Is it possible to clear the “Notifications” on Facebook for Android?

I have enabled notifications in the 'Inbox' section of my Facebook for Android program. Does anyone know of a way to clear the 'Notifications' list ? Reason I ask : Every time I start up Facebook , ...