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How do I turn off Messenger's default browser?

Go to messenger, go to Photos & Media and switch on: "Open Links in Default Browser" (Click to enlarge)
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

I had EXACTLY the same problem. I couldn't find a solution else where. The only solution was to use a .nomedia file in the /sdcard/DCIM/Facebook directory and moving the *.jpgs to another folder. I ...
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How to stop the Facebook app from updating itself automatically?

Update: The settings location was changed, now at: Settings & Privacy --> Settings --> Media and Contacts --> App Updates --> Auto-Update Facebook Open your Facebook mobile app and navigate to ...
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Is it possible to install android app directly from facebook ad click

No, if you want user to have an apk installed from playstore. It has to go through play store app. Only other way I can think of is to make user download an apk file of your application from your ...
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How do I turn off Messenger's default browser?

While this is a feature of the Facebook app itself, it appears there is no feature to do this with the current version of Facebook Messenger as of this answer (version 100.0.0.29.61). The only ...
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Facebook mobile website tries to open Messenger all the time

Facebook started forcing this change a couple of months ago. There's nothing anyone can do about it. I find it rather annoying myself which is why I switched to a Facebook wrapper app like Swipe It ...
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How to sync Facebook calendar in my Android phone calendar?

Of course Facebook likes so much to break compatibility with whatever it ever developed... so now the method is different: On Web Facebook, choose the event you want to have in the Calendar Set the ...
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Facebook mobile website tries to open Messenger all the time

Try using https://mbasic.facebook.com It's not as pretty and you have to click "See Older Messages" and "See Newer Messages" a lot, but it's quite functional and fast.
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How can I prevent an application (Chrome) from opening another application (Google Play Store)?

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 ...
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How do I turn off Messenger's default browser?

Not sure if you figured this out or not, or maybe they fixed it, but I figured it out. Open messenger. In the far upper right corner, tap the silhouette icon that takes you to your profile. Scroll ...
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How can I remove these apps from my device?

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 ...
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Stop Facebook and Instagram from running in background

Applications like Facebook messenger, always leave a few processes and services running in the background. Even using task killers is not very effective in preventing them from running, because soon ...
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Facebook stuck notification "cast device not connected"

Quoted from Lifehacker, referencing Android Police: If you’re using the Facebook app—and there are plenty of reasons not to—you might have noticed a weird, broken Chromecast notification in your ...
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

Anyone else looking this in the future and don't know how to use Tasker or find it difficult to understand. Download this app. Go to organizer section. Make a service job to move files as soon they ...
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How can I prevent an application (Chrome) from opening another application (Google Play Store)?

"Request desktop site" works (for now)...
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Facebook mobile website tries to open Messenger all the time

If you don't want to install another app, there's a way around it. Although not elegant, you can tell Chrome to "Request desktop site" from the device's menu button. Have to manually change the URL ...
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Facebook mobile website tries to open Messenger all the time

Just realized I was responding to the duplicate question, but here's another solution: Use Adblock Browser. It's a free browser that disables a lot of ads, and even though some mobile sites might act ...
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How can I prevent an application (Chrome) from opening another application (Google Play Store)?

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 ...
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Is there a way to post a photo on Facebook on Android without using the Facebook app?

You can create an IFTTT account and connect your Facebook account to it (ifttt.com). Then you install the app from play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ifttt.ifttt). Here's ...
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How can I view my facebook email address?

From your last image, click General, it contains your basic information, like name, email, phone number, networks, and inactive account management person. The full path to this from the Facebook app ...
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Can I safely delete .facebook_cache folder if I don't have a Facebook app installed?

Quoting from Mathew Read's answer here Cache is temporary files. One example might be thumbnails for contacts in a social media app. These can be cleared without any major effect — the app can just ...
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How can I remove these apps from my device?

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 (...
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Turn off in app sounds in facebook

Facebook app (400.0.37.76) In the Facebook app, you can follow these items to find "Sounds in the app": Tap the "Hamburger menu" (three lines) in the top right from the main page ...
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Transfer Facebook Messenger messages from one phone to another

Added March 2019: the "Account Key Backup" seems to have been removed from Messenger, so I have updated this answer. According to a Messenger help page, In order to switch to a different account ...
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Facebook - Comment as Page

Actually just tried installing Dolphin and the "Comment As" worked as expected. Must be some sort of glitch with Chrome and Edge for Android. I suppose it would be nice to know why these mobile ...
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Share Facebook Post via Whatsapp

Click the post you want to share, in the top left hand corner there is a down arrow click it for options. You can copy the link and send from WhatsApp or if your keyboard has the option share it from ...
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What is the Location of Saved Images from the Facebook App?

Images from the Facebook app are saved in $EXTERNAL_STORAGE/DCIM/Facebook/
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Can I safely delete .facebook_cache folder if I don't have a Facebook app installed?

I had this directory, too. I discovered pictures in it (everything except the journal file) are created when a map thumbnail is opened in Whatsapp after giving it storage permissions. You can ...
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Excessive "sponsored ads" in FB Lite on one of two tablets

The major benefit of the Android OS is that, usually, there are more than just one app to accomplish a certain task. This is also the case with Metal for Facebook, a wrapper for the site, giving the ...
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How to turn off all notifications of Android Facebook app?

A good alternative is to delete the Facebook app and set up a browser shortcut on your homescreen through Contacts. BTW, your internal storage will be spared a huge accumulating burden as well. I ...
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