How the Facebook Mobile App Works

The first mobile Facebook users were only able to update their status using text messages. As smart phones got smarter, they were able to access Facebook’s mobile site,, in their browsers. Then came the iPhone, the Android, and other advanced phone operating systems, which had app markets where users could download small programs made just for these phones.
Facebook Mobile App
Facebook of course jumped on that massive bandwagon, creating an app that has evolved to be nearly as fully featured as the web-based version of its site. And Facebook continues to offer more apps and features, such as the chat app that was made available in August 2011. It’s even gone a bit retro by offering a Facebook app for “dumb phones,” also called “feature phones,” that don’t have all the bells and whistles of an iPhone or Android device.
No matter which device you have, Facebook’s likely got you covered. Let’s take a look at how to get the Facebook app.

How to Get Facebook Mobile

If you want to get to Facebook on a computer, it’s easy. Just go to If you want to find Facebook on any mobile device, use the dedicated mobile site, But the easiest way to navigate Facebook on your smartphone is to use the Facebook app.
First, you’ll need to download the app. Visit your app market, which is usually accessible on your smartphone, and install the Facebook app with just a few taps of your finger. It’s really that easy. Some phones make it even easier by having the Facebook app already installed on your phone. Two hundred and fifty million mobile users can’t be ignored, after all.
Once you’ve got the app, you need a Facebook account. You can do this through the app when you first set it up, or you can use your computer. In either case you’ll choose a user name and password, and give Facebook an email for sending notifications and account information. Then you can set up a profile with your hobbies, hometown, relationships, a picture of you and your cat — whatever you like. If you’ve already got a user name and password, the Facebook app will prompt you to enter the first time you tap that blue-and-white “F” in your phone’s app directory.
There are apps for just about every smartphone out there, including iPhone, Android, Palm, Blackberry and Windows phones. You can also find Facebook apps for tablet computers, which run on similar systems. As of July 2011, you can also get an app for Java-capable phones that aren’t necessarily “smart.” Check the Facebook blog to see if your phone is one of the 2,500 that can use this app.
Now that you’re in, let’s check out what you can do (answer: almost anything).

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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