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How do I remove orphaned permissions that are preventing an app reinstalling on Android lollipop

I have a ZTE phone I'm unable to reinstall facebook on using the Google Play Store - I get the notorious -505 unknown error. If I install a downloaded facebook apk using adb I get the following error....
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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 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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Using Facebook authentication system without installing the app

Is there a way to add Facebook account to Android Accounts in order to ease login with apps, without installing the memory consuming and invasive Facebook app ?
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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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Photos downloaded from facebook are appearing in Google Photos

Photos I download with the Facebook app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are synced to Google Photos. I would like only photos I take with my phone's camera or add manually to appear in Google Photos. Is ...
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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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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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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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Retrieving a URL from Facebook app

Is it possible to get the URL of a post from the Facebook app and copy it to the clipboard? If so, how to do it?
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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 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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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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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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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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Music stream interrupted by Facebook likes

Today my OnePlus One (Android 5.0.1-BlissPop) doesn't work as expected. Usually, I surf on Facebook (using the app, not by browser) and at the same time, I listen to some music with the player Shuttle ...
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Sync Facebook on different devices to avoid getting duplicate notifications

My wife has two Android tablets, a Nexus 2012 and a Dell Venue. If after using one tablet for a few days, she uses the other, then she gets a lot of Facebook notifications which she already got on the ...
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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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Is there any way to do a Facebook video chat on Android devices?

Is there any way to do a Facebook video chat on Android devices?
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HTC Chacha - random facebook notifications?! please help!

My boyfriend bought me this phone about a week ago as an xmas present, and i've been very happy with it so far. Thing is, everytime I try to text somebody/look through my phone it constantly flashes '...
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Facebook chat icon status

In Facebook my friends see me with a light grey colored cellphone icon next to my name (in Facebook's messenger). Is this icon always on, even if my phone is off? Is it on if Facebook is running in ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 sync birthdays

It seems that GS3 doesn't sync Facebook contacts' birthdays. Has anyone else had the same issue? How did you fix it?
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How can I stop Friendcaster automatically attempting to upload every picture taken on my Samsung Galaxy S2 running Ice Cream Sandwich

Every time I take a photo on my Samsung Galaxy S2 it then prompts me to Save or Delete the photo, and then a Friendcaster prompt asks me to give the photo a name to upload it to Facebook. While this ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I block ads in Facebook videos

I have installed AdGuard Pro and have installed all the filters. Nearly every video I watch on Facebook (only when using my Android phone) becomes interrupted by a video ad. In contrast, my partner ...
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Recording Facebook Messenger Video call on Android

Hi All, I am trying to record a Facebook messenger video call on Android 9.0. i used many application but the issue is when i open the app then start the v-call the other side can't hear me -but i ...
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Why doesn't my downloaded file appear in the Download folder?

I've downloaded a Powerpoint presentation of the Facebook mobile app and when I go to the downloads folder and search up the name of the file, it doesn't appear. It just says "No results found. I use ...
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How can I fix small image size issue in Chrome (only Facebook website)?

Firstly I know StackExchange have a similar question. But I'm unable to comment on that question due to low reputation. Coming to my issue Chrome browser showing images in small sizes since last week....
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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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Download some video from the Facebook application

Is it possible to download some video from the Facebook application?
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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 sync facebook events with my android 2.3.4 calendar?

I'm trying to sync my facebook events with my android calendar. The goal is to have an automatic sync between facebook events and 'some' account that is usable by android 2.3.4 account management. I ...
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How to sync profile pictures with Facebook after May 2015

I just bought a new phone (OnePlus Two) and I can't get the Facebook profile sync to work. After reading up on it, it seems facebook has killed all 3rd party apps that do this back in May... which is ...
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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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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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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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How do I edit a post on Facebook either through the app or through a browser from an S3?

I know you can edit a status post if it has a picture in it on the desktop but when I try to do the same thing through a browser on my S3 or through the app it doesn't work. Any tips on the problem? ...
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Best way to get Google contact images from Facebook?

I'm on Android and Syncing my contacts with Gmail/Google contacts. I don't have a Facebook account. And lot of my phone contacts are on Facebook where they have a profile ipcture. Is there any way ...
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Manually Linking Facebook Contacts to Android

Until recently I was able to manually link a Facebook contact to my android contacts by going into the Facebook contact, holding down the contact under the friends list then selecting 'link to phone ...
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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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How to connect facebook contacts with third party app like rocket dialer, go dialer etc. in android 4.2.2?

I can get facebook contacts connected with the original android 4.2.2 contacts, but the connection with third party apps is not working. There seems to be some kind of updates coming with android 4.0 ...
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How to change facebook profile avatar and cover photo from Android app?

I cannot change my avatar and cover photo from within the Facebook app. I can do that using a browser. Any idea?
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An FB Contact name not displaying while calling, Only number shows up

I have a couple of contacts in my Samsung Galaxy S i9003 which runs Android 2.3.6, which are retrieved from my FB contact list. That means, those names and contact numbers are not saved in my SIM/...
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