Facebook

Social media app that helps connect friends and family

3.6

159 Votes

  • Category Social
  • License Free
  • Version 107.0.0.0.295
  • Size 69 MB
  • Works under Android
  • Language English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name com.facebook.katana
  • Author Facebook

Access the social media site from your Android.

You can view everything from your list of friends to the status updates of others with the Facebook app. Using the app allows you to get messages sent to your phone instead of logging in to your account. You can easily share pictures and videos that are taken with your phone without waiting to get to a computer to download the files before sharing them.

Take charge of your Facebook account in a way that is easy to understand and that allows you to do a bit of everything with the touch of a button. Change your password, view the information on your wall and see the pictures that have been posted. One of the things that you can't do is play all of the games that make Facebook fun. There are a few games that you can play, but most of them have files that are too large to be used on the Android. This is an app for those who enjoy being on the site on a regular basis and who like staying in touch with contacts while away from home.

Pros

  • Control your account
  • Share pictures and videos as they are made

Cons

  • Can't play games
  • Tends to be slow at times

• Improvements for reliability and speed

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CALENDAR: Allows an application to read the user's calendar data.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • READ_SMS: Allows an application to read SMS messages.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_CALENDAR: Allows an application to write the user's calendar data.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BATTERY_STATS: Allows an application to collect battery statistics
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices.
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES: Allows an application to request installing packages. Apps targeting APIs greater than 22 must hold this permission in order to use ACTION_INSTALL_PACKAGE.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • com.amazon.device.messaging.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.facebook.home.permission.WRITE_BADGES
  • com.facebook.katana.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.facebook.katana.permission.CROSS_PROCESS_BROADCAST_MANAGER
  • com.facebook.katana.permission.RECEIVE_ADM_MESSAGE
  • com.facebook.katana.provider.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.mlite.provider.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.orca.provider.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.pages.app.provider.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.permission.prod.FB_APP_COMMUNICATION
  • com.facebook.permission.prod.SYSTEM_COMMUNICATION
  • com.facebook.receiver.permission.ACCESS
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
  • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
  • com.nokia.pushnotifications.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
  • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
  • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
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