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The social networking app

This app lets you manage your account from an Apple device easily. You can connect, upload pics, join groups, and much more with a couple taps of the screen.

The program that revolutionized social media

Stay connected with friends and family on the go. 

This program brings together many of the most common features you need to run your account from your mobile.

Marketplace makes it easy to buy and sell secondhand items online. This is one of the main buttons in the app, making it simple to browse the ads in any marketplace groups where you have membership.

The app makes it easy to share multiple photos by uploading them from any mobile device. When you want to post a picture, you can select multiple images easily from your camera roll. You can review, rearrange or delete them before you post, and a nice collection of pictures are displayed on your timeline.

With so many features, the interface does get cluttered from time to time, but it’s a small price to pay for a program that performs other activities well. This application can sometimes use your location even when you do not have it open. As well as being a privacy concern, it can also drain your battery. It is good practice to keep an eye on the location sharing settings of your phone just as a precaution.

There is also a direct messaging service you can use to message or call your friends, but it isn't available on the main app, rather you have to install the Facebook Messenger app which can be frustrating. However, this was probably done to help declutter the display.

Where can you run this program?

The application is installable on Apple products that have iOS 9.0 or a newer operating system.

Is there a better alternative?

No. If you want to manage your Facebook account on your phone, the official app is the way to go. Third-party options are available, but they lack deep integration.

Our take

This app packs in a lot of features, but you need to monitor your location settings to minimize battery drain caused by this program.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you have an iPhone and a Facebook account and want to stay up to date on things while on the go, download this app.

Highs

  • Marketplace Integration
  • Easy photosharing
  • Easy-to-access Facebook groups

Lows

  • Messenger not included
  • Battery drain
  • Cluttered UI
  • Uses data while running in the background

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