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Here is an example. I do not have the Facebook for Android application install on my current device or any other device. Why does it continue to say I have it installed? Is there a way to re-sync Google Play?

  • Nexus 6
  • Android 7.0

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  • Yes I have, but it is not currently installed and has not for sometime. This is just one example. – Jared Burrows Sep 6 '16 at 6:49
  • I am having this exact same error. Did you find a way around this? – Aarmora Sep 21 '16 at 10:08
  • @Aarmora no. I am wondering if it is apps on older phones? – Jared Burrows Sep 22 '16 at 3:19
  • I don't think that's the case with me. This happens to me a lot of the time when I just try to install an app from the google play web app. So I can clearly see that I've never had this app installed before, I hit install, it says it installs and IS installed but then doesn't ever show up on my phone. – Aarmora Sep 22 '16 at 12:56
  • That sounds like the exact opposite of what is happening to me. – Jared Burrows Sep 22 '16 at 15:21
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Any app that you have installed ( including the ones you subsequently uninstalled ) will always show up when you sign in with the account you used to install

Deleting android apps using my google play account on my commputer explains further

When you uninstall an app, it still STAYS on your app list. That's done so you can find it again or install it on another device easily. This can be very helpful to keep a list of apps you like but don't want on your phone all the time (like tools you only use a couple of times a year)

So re- sync will not help. Only way to not see that app is to sign in with a different account and use that account on your phone to install only those apps which you wish to see. Obvious disadvantage of doing this is you cannot access apps which you have previously paid for using a different account - see How to transfer my purchased apps to another account

  • The app is not in my app list, it just shows on Google Play. – Jared Burrows Sep 6 '16 at 17:58
  • see best answer here - though this is fairly recent, i just tried and it doesn't work, so they're appears to be no way – beeshyams Sep 7 '16 at 5:21
  • The app is not in my app list, it just shows on Google Play. It is also not in the "my apps" list on Google play. It just says "installed". – Jared Burrows Sep 7 '16 at 5:31
  • That's strange. Did you have the desk top version of app ever installed? – beeshyams Sep 7 '16 at 5:33
  • No. How? There is a desktop version of Facebook for Android app that you can install from the Google Play store? – Jared Burrows Sep 7 '16 at 5:35

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