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Facebook Messenger saves photos to $EXTERNAL_STORAGE/Pictures/Messenger. That variable depends on your device, but on mine it is /storage/sdcard0 which is also pointed to by the /sdcard symlink.


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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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It seems the incompatibility came only on the current version. You may install and use an older version or wait till it becomes available to your device. In this thread there is a link to an older apk version that should work.


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Manual methods might be tricky here. I'd recommend taking a look at Greenify, which will take care for such apps automatically (after you've told it so – you're the boss after all ;) Greenify (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants) As the screenshots show, Greenify can "hibernate" apps automatically when the screen is off (and it can do ...


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Using Facebook Messenger, at the conversation window, go to: Details (top-right) --> Emoji --> Pick your Emoji. There's no option to change Emoji using the web version yet.


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This worked for me: Navigate to https://www.facebook.com/deactivate/ and delete your account, then don't ever visit the site again. Facebook never opened the Play Store ever since, so I suppose this workaround is just fine.


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You can disable the message overlay for Facebook Messenger quite easily. Hit the Settings (cog) button in the top right of the app, then Chat heads, and turn it off.


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You'll have to add the desired tone to the /sdcard/Notifications directory (followed by a restart, possibly). Alternately, you can install a file manager app such as ES File Explorer, which you can choose as the notification tone picker, instead of the default menu.


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It's very bizzare that messenger using heavy data. The possibilities are: • May be you have shared a video to few contacts and it is using data! • May be you have clicked a big video file and switch to another app(video is still loading and using data to finish it to the end of video). Or • Viewing videos frequently shared by someone. If these things are ...


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You can install it from apkmirror choose your android version and it's done. If after installation app misbehave try to install a lower version of the app. Remember: You may be asked to enable 'Unknown Sources' (to install apps that are downloaded outside of playstore). To enable: • Open Settings • Security Settings Under 'Security Settings' you will see ...


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You can't remove those apps from firmware without root but you can uninstall any system app for current user or any user using ADB. Assuming ADB is installed and PATH is set if not you can do it with a simple internet search. Steps: Obtain package name for app you want to remove. Open Terminal/Command Prompt Make sure device is connected by running adb ...


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Both the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps are notorious for excessive battery use. Seriously, social media is nowhere near important enough to warrant killing your phone battery. One way to help is to make sure that location reporting is turned off for both apps. You should actually go through all of the settings for both apps and disable every single ...


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About user-agent If you're referring to hiding your user-agent, this can easily be done. Your user-agent is a short piece of text your browser automatically transmits to the server when you request for a web page. This helps the server identify the browser and operating system you're running and possibly serve up the most appropriate page (e.g. a mobile-...


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It would be a privacy disaster if the meta information of that image contains the name or email ID of the sender. Anyhow, this answer assumes that the message (not the whole thread) from which you downloaded the image exists in your inbox. If you've deleted the message, ignore this answer. In the file name received_123456789012345, the numeric string ...


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Depending on what version of android you are on you can clear the defaults of the play store so that it won't open up the play store when you click on a google play link from anywhere in android. The steps to do this vary by which version (skin and Android version) you phone/tablet is running. Generally you have to: Open Settings Applications Application ...


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You cannot uninstall them as they are system apps. But if you can root your device then you can permanently uninstall them and all other bloatwares. You can root your device by installing Magisk (Magisk-XDA-portal) remember to read the post thoroughly before installing it!


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In case of FB Messenger you have to 'Save' image. Click on the image in the Messenger app. Click 'more' in the lower left corner of the screen. Tap 'Save'. Now the image is saved to your device and it can be seen in Gallery. Dedicated folder: Internal Storage/Pictures/Messenger


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If you are willing to install an app , you can try Commandr for Google, which let's you Integrate Tasker Launch an app under different name ( custom app name) Not tried by me


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Yes, it is secure. The connection is made using TLS 1.2. This is from a tcpdump capture on my device: 192.168.0.11 31.13.69.195 (edge-mqtt-shv-01-iad3.facebook.com) TLSv1.2 Application Data 31.13.69.195 192.168.0.11 TLSv1.2 Application Data


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If you are a rooted user, use any firewall app (plenty of them are available at Play Store). Some of them I know of are Droidwall, AFWall+, etc. Also, you can use Greenify to hibernate apps which are not in use. I hope combination of any Firewall and Greenify will definitely solve your problem.


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Mine doesn't show the option of the I either - you have to go into a chat and click the persons name at the top - there it will give you the option to change color text and emoji :)


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This is an alternative solution. You could try 3C Toolbox. This is a veritable toolbox that can do a lot of things. For your need, you need to access DISCLAIMER: The non-root validity of this method cannot be verified by me or @beeshyams. This was confirmed to be working without root in an earlier Android version. If someone can verify that this method ...


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Here are my opinions. Firstly there is an application called "WatchDog Task Manager". You can install this application (or use the free version) and configure it so it kills processes exceeding certain thresholds. This can be set for the parameter of CPU or battery usage. This is primarily for CPU. Another application you could configure is "SnapDragon ...


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You can turn sync on/off for each app individually from the main device settings. Under the accounts list, click on an account to turn sync on or off for that account. Alternatively, you can simply turn off notification sounds for all apps. Use the volume rocker to bring up the volume control, then click the settings icon to expand the volume control into ...


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I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'marked as spam' since I can't see this option in either the Facebook app or the Facebook Messenger app. I'm assuming you mean you turned off notifications for her messages since you mention you want to get them back. I'll explain how to turn them back on. Facebook Messenger Open up the conversation with person Press ...


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There are quite a few apps which will wake up Facebook in the background. In particular, any apps which offer to allow you to sign in via a Facebook identity. Even though you might not have signed up via Facebook, those apps will often wake up FB anyway. If you want to ensure FB doesn't wake up, then you need to install Xposed framework, enable the ...


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libStageFright is a general media library used widely on Android. Facebook Messenger is likely to interact with it for media, and thus you are vulnerable through it. Your best bet is to update — to a custom ROM if the manufacturer/carrier hasn't made a patch available. Otherwise, see Stagefright security issue: what can a regular user do to mitigate ...


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The only way to do this I know of is to circumvent facebook when selecting photos. To do this: go to your gallery select the photo(s) you want to send press share on those choose the method as facebook or messenger. If you want I can explain in more detail, just comment if that's the case.


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Open the settings tab (the rightmost tab on Messenger), and there you will find option "Save incoming photos to your Gallery"


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