To stay connected, you can use the Facebook app on a variety of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows phones. It’s designed to make using the homonymous social network more accessible and more comfortable for users. Through it, you do not need a browser to log in. It has a hugely extensive fan club. More than five billion installations confirm that fact.
Design and Usability 3/5
The application has a relatively minimalistic and clear design. The problem is that many useful features are missing. Social networks are necessary, first of all, for communication, in our opinion. However, to communicate, you will have to download the Messenger app.
You can’t listen to music in the application, unlike a lot of other social networks. It seems like the app is only needed to leave comments and look through the feed.
The users have problems with downloading or installing the application occasionally. Furthermore, a lot of them faced with the issue that they can’t log in for the first time.
Key Functions 5/5
You can share your photos and video content in your feed or through stories. Share your updates, and your friends will comment on them. You will get notifications when they share or write something under the post.
The users also can use Facebook Marketplace via the app to sell and buy different products. However, this function is also controversial. You can look over and sell the goods via Marketplace, but to communicate with sellers and buyers, you need Messenger again.
You also have a chance to find some different communities, including those related to various events in your city. A new search tool and recommendations help you to find communities that match your interests. Furthermore, there is a list of vacancies in your location.
There is a lack of functions due to which you can communicate and amuse. Multiple games are available for users, but this fact hardly helps the situation.
Security & App Purchases 4/5
The app doesn’t include two-factor authentication, but it can log you out to make the usage more inconvenient. Moreover, there is a lot of advisement posts, and it can be a big deal to get rid of it. You can purchase something you want through Products Facebook. Purchase conditions may vary, and you will see the details before the transaction.
The Bottom Line
The application seems outdated, and its lack of functions. Yes, you can upload photos from your mobile straight. However, there is another app that we use for sharing photos in 2020. The most strange thing about the Facebook app is that you can’t use private messages. The application is best suited to follow the news and updates in communities of your favorite bands, public figures, companies, and others.
- Simple design
- The app is available for different platforms
- Users have access to communities and news
- The app supports more about 100 languages
- You can’t send/receive messages
- Music listening is not available