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It turns out that uninstalling Facebook (for Android) is pretty great

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While it's not my favorite social network, Facebook is where I go to see photos and commentary from local friends and family I don't see every day. And it does that really well, most of the time. Recently I noticed some performance issues on multiple phones, and had started paying closer attention to what exactly was causing these problems. When Facebook turned out to be one of the more egregious resource hogs, I uninstalled it to see how things improved.

 

 

Not only did my performance issues go away entirely, but I discovered I didn't actually lose any of the Facebook features I cared about by uninstalling the app.
It turns out Facebook's mobile browser implementation is fairly well put together. The UI is quite similar to the app, and Chrome for Android is fast enough that things like scrolling performance and load times for photos wasn't all that different either. There are no autoplaying videos as I scroll, which is awesome, and I still had the ability to switch accounts when I wanted to check in on the Android Central Facebook page. Opening links pops open a new Chrome tab by default instead of trying to load Facebook's "lightweight" WebView client. I still had the Facebook Messenger app installed, so getting messages from friends and family who only used Facebook was still happening. 
When you log in to Facebook on Chrome for Android, you get a little pop-up asking if you want Chrome to allow Facebook to pass notifications to you even when you don't have Chrome open. If you enable this option, your Facebook notifications show up in your notification tab as Chrome notifications. Tap the notification, and Chrome loads Facebook in a new tab for you and you're taken straight to your notifications on Facebook just like you would if the app were installed on your phone.

 

Source http://www.androidcentral.com/it-turns-out-uninstalling-facebook-android-pretty-great

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what kinda self respecting techy even uses facebook or cares about it

I heard twitter went down for a bit the other day... wonder how many people died from that :P


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The kind with kids and extended family, but YMMV

humbug.....also..if you got kids...you probably aren't much of a techy anymore


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The normal kind?

someone would have to be a pretty big looser to really give a crap about facebook or twitter...

and don't mention linus...he has to use them for his business


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someone would have to be a pretty big looser to really give a crap about facebook or twitter...

and don't mention linus...he has to use them for his business

Every business has to use them because everyone expects it these days... *sigh*


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humbug.....also..if you got kids...you probably aren't much of a techy anymore

Linus would disagree 

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Good thing I don't use facebook, but that's good to know for my friends.

 

what kinda self respecting techy even uses facebook or cares about it

humbug.....also..if you got kids...you probably aren't much of a techy anymore

someone would have to be a pretty big looser to really give a crap about facebook or twitter...

and don't mention linus...he has to use them for his business

 

So much ignorance.


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Lol! @techguru is getting so rekt. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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what kinda self respecting techy even uses facebook or cares about it

i have an account.

 

i signed in. said hi to my parents and closest friends. Signed a petition for some game that i played, DIsney  bought it and fucked it up (it was later fixed). Then signed off.

 

my facebook history. in three simple lines of text

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probably the one that has friends irl

yes, my idea of connecting with friends is spamming emojis on their wall then looking at posts of kittens

/s

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I installed the facebook app once just to try it some years ago. I uninstalled it after 2 minutes and went back to the mobile web version. I still don't understand why people insist on using that bloated app when the alternative is the better option.

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yes, my idea of connecting with friends is spamming emojis on their wall then looking at posts of kittens

/s

if thats what your friends do on FB then you need new friends


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if thats what your friends do on FB then you need new friends

that's all my friends do, they're not even the geeky nerd friends

 

they're as close as you can describe what a "normal" person is

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that's all my friends do, they're not even the geeky nerd friends

 

they're as close as you can describe what a "normal" person is

well i use fb to msg them once in a while or sometimes post a pic of something interesting

and they usually post cool stuff too, not spam

 

so idk wtf is wrong with your friends, but clearly the issue here is the user, not facebook


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someone would have to be a pretty big looser to really give a crap about facebook or twitter...

and don't mention linus...he has to use them for his business

One could say that you would have to be a pretty big loser to really give a crap what other people use online, social media wise...


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I had FB uninstalled for months. The only thing I really use it for is the messenger app (which works without needing to install FB). Recently I downloaded Discas (idr how it's spelled) and I uninstalled Messenger since that app supports it. 10x better.

 

FB is 90% Buzzfeed videos/articles and stupid quotes now, messaging is the only useful thing IMO


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I had FB uninstalled for months. The only thing I really use it for is the messenger app (which works without needing to install FB). Recently I downloaded Discas (idr how it's spelled) and I uninstalled Messenger since that app supports it. 10x better.

 

FB is 90% Buzzfeed videos/articles and stupid quotes now, messaging is the only useful thing IMO

WoahWoahWoah... Backup a sec here.... There's a 3rd party app that I can used for FB messenger that doesn't require FB or Messenger to be installed on my phone!? Why am I just now hearing about this!? :o


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WoahWoahWoah... Backup a sec here.... There's a 3rd party app that I can used for FB messenger that doesn't require FB or Messenger to be installed on my phone!? Why am I just now hearing about this!? :o

 

It just recently got out of beta I think. But my friend recommended it to me (and it has decent reviews). But when I downloaded it there were multiple apps recommended that claimed to do the same thing. So far I like it because it doesn't bug me every 2 secs with new messages and I can actually turn off notifications if I want.

 

Double checked my phone - it's DISA (not Discas lol)


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It just recently got out of beta I think. But my friend recommended it to me (and it has decent reviews). But when I downloaded it there were multiple apps recommended that claimed to do the same thing. So far I like it because it doesn't bug me every 2 secs with new messages and I can actually turn off notifications if I want.

 

Double checked my phone - it's DISA (not Discas lol)

Sweet, I'll have to check it out after class tonight.


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