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The Facebook Home app doesn't really do much itself. It gets all its data from the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to access the Internet. Doing any action from the launcher uses an intent to launch the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to (say) access your location or take photos to make posts: only the main Facebook app does. To take another ...


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The "draw over other apps" permission (known to developers as android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW) only lets the app create a window of type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT. This is the same type of window used by the battery warning, amongst other things, and is shown on top of any normal window, whatever you're doing. Drawing this window on top of the other windows ...


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From the What's New page on the Play Store for the current version of the Facebook app (v3.1, April 18, 2013): Faster photo uploads Get chat heads to keep chatting while you're using other apps if you install Facebook Messenger New permissions to set up Facebook Messenger and Facebook Home, which you can install separately: ...


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Tap the "hamburger" menu in the upper left. (Looks like three short horizontal lines.) That opens a menu. Next to "News Feed" is a gear icon. Tap that. Your two choices are "Top Stories" and "Most Recent". A checkmark will indicate the current setting. Tap the one you want.


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I did some digging around and found that this change was introduced in an update for Gingerbread. It applies to all Nexus devices starting from the Nexus S (except the Nexus One since it comes pre-installed with Facebook). The problem Google has with Facebook sync is the inability to port the data that Facebook sync adds to the contacts, out of your device. ...


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According to a post in a Google Product Forum: A sync between Nexus devices and Facebook isn't possible by default. To get that information on your phone you will need to install a third party application that will sync the information to your phone. Manufacturers like HTC and Samsung enabled this on their own for the people that bought their ...


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Using Titanium Backup, freeze the SNS x.x.x app with a Facebook icon. You can also disable this through the phone's Settings > More > Application manager. Sources: XDA AndroidCentral


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The way to solve this requires you to go onto the web version of facebook. From the newsfeed page, select 'events' from the column on the left. On the events page, select list and press the cross in the right hand corner of the event you want removed. Then on your phone, open calendar and press the menu button, select sync and it should remove the event. For ...


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This error has been noticed recently. The other day, I was trying to update the Samsung Push app, but it kept on failing. So, I just kept trying to update it, despite the frustrations. Eventually, it updated successfully. Maybe it's just a Google Play issue. Update 2013-08-13: From Al's comments, Google has officially recognized this issue, as is in fact ...


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I think this is done by Facebook's photo sync, not Viber. See Facebook's help page on how to disable photo syncing. How do I turn photo syncing off? Android Open the Facebook app and tap the top left main menu in your sidebar Scroll to the bottom and select Settings > App Settings Choose Don't sync my photos


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I would say you are very lucky to have that UI (user interface). I've been waiting to get that version, to no avail. What you have is the Holo-fied UI of Facebook, which I think was initially available to selected alpha testers of the Facebook app. A group would get the Holo version, while the rest would get the regular version. This concept is called A/B ...


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I found this article that explains how to disable it on the Galaxy Note i717. I don't have a SG phone but I imagine the solution would be similar for yours. Go to Settings > Manage Applications > All apps Locate BadgeProvider and tap on it Click on the disable button


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If you have a HTC phone, with Facebook for HTC Sense, there is an option to backup your merged contacts. It actually use the comment field to put a <HTCData> tag. (I don't remember exactly the option, so feel free to edit) Some facebook sync applications such as HaxSync (paid) provide an option to backup contacts links informations. (In the case of ...


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With the new update to Facebook app now, the chat head is opened whenever I start my chat with a friend. Note that if we want to use the old way of chatting via Facebook, we would use the Facebook Messenger app.


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A free app called Notification Shortcuts gives you the ability to set up a permanent notification that will open an app you specify when you select the notification. You can set up multiple shortcuts and can even set up toggles for wifi, bluetooth, etc, if you want. The downside to this is that when you receive a message, you'll have a second notification ...


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Facebook's notifications come through Google Cloud Messaging (GCM). As such, the Facebook app itself isn't using the network at all, as all apps' GCM messages come through one connection, owned by the Google Play Services process. There's no user control for individual GCM endpoints. It's up to Facebook to provide an option for notifications.


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I've noticed that a few random photos will not display even when selecting them using different browsers in mobile mode. But reload using desktop setting and all fb photos display fine. I've removed both fb messenger and fb app due to them being so flaky. There's more stable ways to use fb on Android. My new Android rule is not to use an app where a browser ...



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