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How to prevent the Facebook app (Android) to auto refresh/update the newsfeed?

I have a lot of news(paper) articles in my Facebook news feed and so I often open up the linked article to read it in the browser. After that I want to go back to the Facebook app to read the comments ...
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How to sync facebook contacts after Ubersync deprecated

As of May 2015, Ubersync no longer works due to a change Facebook made. How can I keep my Android contacts book synced with my Facebook contacts now? I imagine other apps have suffered a similar fate.
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Facebook app not compatible on Android 4.3

Facebook was crashing on Huawei Y530-U00 on Android 4.3, so I wiped it and tried to install it again. Play Store says that "Your device isn't compatible with this version". I tried what is ...
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How to watch Facebook video without stopping music playback from Spotify

Here is a very common use case I have: I listen to music on Spotify while going through my Facebook feed. Sometimes there's a video that I want to see in full screen. When I tap the video, music ...
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How to upload HDR videos to Facebook?

Facebook already supported HDR video months ago https://engineering.fb.com/2023/07/17/video-engineering/hdr-video-reels-meta/ https://about.fb.com/news/2023/07/facebook-video-keeps-getting-better/ I'...
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How can I disable Auto-Sign on my Facebook app?

Currently if I sign out of the Facebook app, sign in requires only that I press on my name. There is no password required. How can I change this? I'd like to have to type in my password each time to ...
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How to flip Facebook Live video while streaming?

When starting live video on Facebook from an Android phone, it's always mirrored. I want to flip it. Looking at various tutorials, looks like they are all for Apple phones. For example: YouTube video:...
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How do I change the default folder for the Facebook app download location?

When I save a photo from the FB app, it gets saved to the Facebook folder $EXTERNAL_STORAGE/DCIM/Facebook/. I want to change this folder destination to my pictures folder $EXTERNAL_STORAGE/PICTURES/...
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What is the Location of Saved Images from the Facebook App?

What is the location of saved images from the Facebook app? I found this Location of saved images from Facebook Messenger app but I'm interested in photos from the Facebook app itself
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How do I get Facebook Live mobile app to use the wide angle camera?

Many phones today have more then one camera with many of those having wide angle lens. I'm specifically interested in LG v30+ but it can apply to most modern smartphones now. How can I get Facebook ...
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Facebook Watch and Instagram Reels not Working on AOSP 10.0 v209 [duplicate]

I have a problem with my phone, and I need your help. I recently flashed AOSP 10.0 v209 on my Redmi Go (tiare) then I flashed litegapps (systemless) and everything was working fine until I tried to ...
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How to prevent FB from loudly auto-playing videos? FB settings don't work

In Facebook on android I have "Never Autoplay Videos" on and "Videos start with sound" off. Nevertheless, FB autoplays videos with sound. Moreover, FB version 411.1.0.29.112 on ...
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Why are FB and Messenger app reactivated after restarting the phone?

I only use FB Lite and the Messenger Lite app on my phone, so FB and the Messenger app are useless to me. However, they cannot be uninstalled, only deactivated. But I found out that after restarting ...
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How can I fix this issue associated with the Facebook app's folder location and Google Photos backups?

I have an issue with a combination of the Facebook and Google Photos apps on my Pixel 4 XL. The folder Facebook stores the images you save from it is in the DCIM folder. Photos you take with your ...
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

I'd like to ask a question about the facebook app (but it is not only one that does this). Currently, when I save any photo from facebook, it saves into /DCIM/Facebook. Now I would not normally care ...
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Disable in-app browsing on the Facebook Lite app

By default, many apps open links inside the app using an in-app browser. On Android, this is a version of Chrome, called Chrome Custom Tabs, optimised for in-app use (1). When in-app browsing is ...
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Turn off in app sounds in facebook

How do I turn off in-app sounds in facebook for android 397.0.0.23.404? There seems to be no section named "media and contacts" in the settings menu. As a result, every time I push a like ...
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Preventing Apps From Accessing Images/Contacts/etc [duplicate]

Is there anyway to prevent apps, like FaceBook, from accessing the things it wants to access? I'd rather not let Facebook invade my privacy and take what information it wants.
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How to disable com.facebook.appmanager?

I have no facebook account, and I'm not using the facebook app; I can't even find any facebook app any more. Still Android's log is flooded by messages from com.facebook.appmanager: java.lang....
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How do I transfer my messenger account to a new phone?

I am using messenger without facebook. How do I transfer my account to a new phone? The app on a new phone immediately asks me for a facebook account.
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Logging into Facebook from any apps , but through a browser

Problem: So, my problem here is there's an app (for convenient reason we don't talk about the name of the app) that when I login to the app, it will always be directed to the Facebook that I have ...
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How to view Facebook 360 degree photos using a simple non-electronic VR glass?

I would like to view Facebook 360 degree photos on an Android mobile using a simple non-electronic VR glass. Is it possible? Thank you for your time 🙏🏼 Edit: A "simple non-electronic VR glass&...
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Facebook whitehat settings

I am trying to enable Facebook whitehat to test the Facebook Android app. I went here: https://facebook.com/whitehat/researcher-settings I click "Enable the Whitehat Settings menu for your ...
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How to force desktop version of Facebook on Chrome for Android?

Until recently, it was possible to select the "Desktop site" tickbox in Chrome on Android, browse to "www.facebook.com" and get the desktop Facebook site. That has stopped working ...
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Problem with Facebook sync - All instead of existing

I have a problem when time comes to sync my Facebook friends with existing contact. Even if I select "Sync with existing contact" in the app, all my Facebook friends are added to my local contact, ...
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How can I stop facebook's notification about continuous contact uploads?

Every day I receive something along the lines of this (often it's just "1 new notification"): Seem pretty exciting, maybe I should see what it is. But it turns out it's just facebook pestering me to ...
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How to reduce Apps memory After Updating

Whenever I update my apps it gets double the size. For example, the Facebook app has around 27-31 Mb of space on Android. But once I update this app it's showing 50Mb and above. Currently my phone's ...
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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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I need more frequent updates of my Facebook calender on my phone than Google Calender offers

There seems to be a limit to how often Google Calender updates subscribed calenders, something like once per day. I need a more frequent update than that, once an hour or so, because my Facebook ...
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Facebook links keep opening inside the app

In my facebook app I have checked the option to open links externally, but some links still open internally. Is there a way to stop this? ALL links must open externally. Version 87.0.0.7.78, if that ...
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Prevent Facebook app from getting automatically updated on Samsung device

I have my auto-update turned off for all my apps on the Play Store. Still, I have noticed that my Facebook app shows updated 3 days ago. This happened today. I have noticed the same problem before 5th ...
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Facebook app missing 3D photo button on LG Velvet 5G

I bought the LG Velvet 5G because it has a 5MP depth camera, whuch sounds good for taking 3D photos. All the guides I can find suggest that the 3D photo option should appear in the menu below. But I ...
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How do I select a gallery album/folder when selecting what image to comment?

In the Facebook app, if you're going to post a picture, you can select a album from your gallery, like so: But when it comes to the comments, there are no option for it: Facebook Lite allows you ...
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How to sync Facebook calendar in my Android phone calendar?

Is there a way to sync my Facebook calendar with the inbuilt Phone calendar of Android. I know there are many apps, but I do not want to give them permission to access my profile details.
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How to eliminate all not chat-related from the Facebook Messenger?

I do not want to see anything from the facebook what is not chat-related, like: the integrated facebook browser (yes, it is not a joke) popups of my pals currently logged in excerpts of their ...
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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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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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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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How do I receive push notifications for all posts in a Facebook group?

I used to be able to receive push notifications for all postings to a specific Facebook group, but that option no longer appears anymore. Here is the current Facebook setting: How do I receive push ...
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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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How to show chat head facebook android manually?

The new version of Facebook Messenger show a chat head when new messages arrived. When closed, I don't know how to show the chat head unless waiting for the next message to come
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Can I, simultaneously, run two instances of the Facebook app?

Can I, simultaneously, run two instances of the same Facebook app (which is installed once in the system)? I want to be active on two accounts (I also have iOS and Windows Phone devices if their ...
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Share Facebook Post via Whatsapp

Today I saw an interesting post on Facebook (App). So I decided to share it through Whatsapp with my friends. But I can't find any Whatsapp share button on FB App. There is only Messenger share button....
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Nearby friends on facebook not working

I find the nearby friends functions of the facebook app quite useful. However since a few weeks I can't get it to work. Basically I'm stuck with a screen asking me to invite friends. I checked my ...
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Is there any way how to reactivate email notifications for new messages on Facebook's Messenger?

I was getting email notifications for new messages on Facebook's Messenger. Then I installed Messenger Android app. Then I removed Android app. I would like to use Facebook and Messenger on web only. ...
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Issue after updating Facebook and Facebook gets update automatically [duplicate]

I have Realme Pro 2 (ColorOS 6 and Android 9). I updated Facebook from Play Store. After update, the new version is Facebook 260 And the issue is: Even I don’t this see option: Then, I uninstalled ...
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Inside Facebook app, how to set YouTube links to be opened on YouTube app?

How to set YouTube links to be opened on YouTube app on Android in Facebook app? I saw some videos how to do it but they're too old.
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Official Facebook Hello contacts/dialer app login only says "104"

The Facebook Hello app https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/04/introducing-hello (released April 22, 2015 according to their post) is giving an error only saying "incorrect signature" and "104". I am a ...
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How to open Facebook app with page share link?

I am sharing a page in FB, when the link is opened in mobile it opens the particular page in browser and not in FB app. I want that link to open FB app with the page displayed in it.
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Facebook app appears twice in "Open With"

I was trying to open a link to a Facebook post sent in Facebook Messenger recently, and I got an unexpected "Open With" dialog, asking whether I wanted to open it with... Facebook com.facebook....

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