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Old Jun 4, 2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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One of the best thing you can do for your smartphone is to remove the Facebook app, and instead, use it in a browser. The advantages are multiple: it saves you storage space, it can save battery life, and it should prevent you from wasting precious time on Facebook when you shouldn’t be on Facebook. You can even remove the standalone Messenger app, and do all your Facebook chatting from the browser version of the app. But Facebook is about to make a major change to its mobile site, and potentially force you to install one extra app on your device.

Fresh dialogue spotted on the mobile Facebook website suggests that Facebook wants to prevent you from using the Messenger section of its app in the browser. Instead, the company will push you to install the mobile Messenger app on your phone.

According to Android Police, the company might soon force mobile users to download the Android version of Messenger. Assuming that’s accurate, then it probably means that all mobile users who like the browser version better than the Facebook app will see similar treatment.

Facebook already made changes to its mobile website that force the user to download the Messenger app from the Google Play store. Going to the messages tab redirects automatically to the store. Going back means stumbling upon this message: “Soon you’ll only be able to view your messages from Messenger.”

That means Facebook won’t even let you view your messages on mobile. Tapping on a conversation is possible, but you won’t be able to access it. Instead, you’re redirected a second time to the Messenger Android app.

That might not be such a hassle for many Facebook users who have already installed the mobile Messenger app. But it’s still worth noting that Facebook is becoming more and more aggressive about its Messenger app.

http://bgr.com/2016/06/03/facebook-m...r-android-app/
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Old Jun 4, 2016, 06:25 PM   #2
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but doesn't most web browser for android allow you to view in desktop mode? or is there something where even that will be blocked?
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Old Jun 4, 2016, 06:31 PM   #3
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but doesn't most web browser for android allow you to view in desktop mode? or is there something where even that will be blocked?
All I know is that a few days ago trying to view facebook through my chrome browser and checking my messages forces me immediately to the google play store to download the messenger app, an app I don't need nor want due to their obscene permissions they require for your phone.
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Old Jun 4, 2016, 06:36 PM   #4
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I haven't looked into this for Chrome on Android, but any UserAgent changer extensions? That should be enough to fool the Facebook site into believing you're on a desktop. I guess they could be more aggressive in their detection to check IPs if you're on mobile data, but I'm guessing that would be too much hassle/problems for them.
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Old Jun 4, 2016, 06:41 PM   #5
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as of a few days ago for me (blackberry os 10) the facebook app says it needs to update and is replaced with a link to open the site in a browser!


http://crackberry.com/facebook-black...e-not-going-it


makes me doubt there's any foreseeable end to facebook in browsers. Hilarious how each side gets what the other wants and is mad about it!
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Old Jun 6, 2016, 01:27 PM   #6
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Never put it on my S7 Edge. The app is **** anyway, never worked right from day one.
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Old Jun 6, 2016, 01:52 PM   #7
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Call me big brother lover but I use FB messenger for 90% of my communication with family and friends.

If they want to find out I like watching gagging videos and spend too much money on watches -- have at it.
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Old Jun 6, 2016, 02:04 PM   #8
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Never use it, just text or call. **** facebook.
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All I know is that a few days ago trying to view facebook through my chrome browser and checking my messages forces me immediately to the google play store to download the messenger app, an app I don't need nor want due to their obscene permissions they require for your phone.
If you enter www.facebook.com/home.php that should bypass you from having to download messenger
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Yeah, noticed this as well. Frustrating.

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If you enter www.facebook.com/home.php that should bypass you from having to download messenger
Will have to try that out. Have zero interest in installing FB or FB Messenger on my phone, but still like to have full access via the browser.
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Facebook Chat is pretty much how I message everyone now days. Doesn't matter which mobile OS you have. Hell, I've even called people from it.
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Facebook Chat is pretty much how I message everyone now days. Doesn't matter which mobile OS you have. Hell, I've even called people from it.
Same here -- not sure why everyone is getting so paranoid that they are important enough to think anyone cares who they are.
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Same here -- not sure why everyone is getting so paranoid that they are important enough to think anyone cares who they are.
That's not the point. Apparently not wanting an extremely invasive app from an extremely invasive company on your phone means you are arrogant now. Brave new world folks.
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That's not the point. Apparently not wanting an extremely invasive app from an extremely invasive company on your phone means you are arrogant now. Brave new world folks.
I am sure there were Luddites complaining about Alexander Graham Bell and his telephone as well.
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I haven't had a Fb account for 4 months now
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With the amount of data out and about, being collected and stored, we are all identifiable even when all things that make us easy to identify (ip/mac address, phone number) are removed. We can also be tracked to within 30 cm of our location. Algorithms are being written to identify potential law enforcement issues before they become issues (predictive policing). There's a reasonable reason to not want everything posted ever to be semi-publically known.
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I am sure there were Luddites complaining about Alexander Graham Bell and his telephone as well.
With computing and code the way it is these days, I'd rather make it as hard as possible for anyone to find information on me. Your comparison is invalid, seeing as all technology can be abused, but can be protected against.
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but doesn't most web browser for android allow you to view in desktop mode? or is there something where even that will be blocked?
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