Facebook mobile gives you the freedom and convience to access facebook.com anytime you want. Facebook mobile also allows users to access all of their Facebook friends from any location. You can access the Facebook anytime you want directly from your cell phone or tablet through the mobile site or through the Facebook app. Once you’ve entered the mobile url into the address bar and click on enter and you will then be directed to a mobile website version of Facebook.com.
Using the Facebook app requires a Facebook login. If you do not already have a Facebook profile you will be presented with the opportunity to create one inside of the app.
Facebook Mobile App
For Facebook users who want to install the Facebook mobile app on their device ther are a number of ways of doing this. The first thing you need to do is determine what type of device you have. Most likely it will be iOS for Apple products. Android for almost every other type of mobile device. Last but not least, Windows. All three of these platforms have a Facebook mobile app you can install to connect to your friends.
facebook app displayed on iphone
To install the mobile version of Facebook for iOS, go to https://itunes.apple.com/app/facebook/id284882215. Once you are there, tap and install! It is that easy.
Android users can go to the Google play store and search for Facebook. The direct link to install Facebook mobile is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.katana&feature=search_result.
Windows users who wish to use the Facebook app can go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/facebook/9wzdncrfj2wl.
What is Facebook Mobile
Facebook mobile is a condensed version of the full Facebook.com website. The mobile version is designed to be a view-able and interact-able version of the original. Facebook mobile allows the user to access Facebook without the use of an app. How similar to the desktop version and what you can do depends on which version your mobile device supports. The interactive features of FB mobile include text messaging, emailing, various downloadable applications and web browsing. Facebook mobile was launched in 2007, making it easier to stay up to date on a minute by minute basis of your favorite social networking website. You can even search Facebook right from the app!
Just like the full desktop version there is never a cost to use the Facebook app mobile site. What you may be charged for is the use of data charges from your cellular carrier. FB mobile is free when using using wi-fi. Some mobile carriers have worked with Facebook to offer data use at a free or discounted rate. Check with your carrier to see if you qualify.
Facebook Mobile Features
Although you can not do absolutely everything on the mobile site that you can do on the full desktop version, there are still so many features available to stay up to date and and keep others up to date. Some of the readily usable features on Facebook mobile are posting, messaging, uploading photos, editing your privacy settings and searching for and adding friends. Facebook app users no longer have access to the messaging portion of FB. Now users have to install a separate app called Facebook messaging to send instant messages with their friends. In order to continue chatting with all your friends you will have to download the Facebook messenger app directly to your cellular phone or mobile device.
Facebook Mobile Statistics
Here are a few interesting facts about Facebook mobile:
- 1.5 billion monthly Facebook mobile users
- 980 million daily mobile users
- 825 million monthly mobile only users
- 54% of Facebook users login only using a mobile device
- 37 countries worldwide with Facebook users
- 79% of advertising revenue that comes from mobile Facebook ads
- Added up, time spent on Facebook mobile of Americans is 335,000 years monthly
- Average US citizen spends 14 hours per month on Facebook app monthly
- There are about 10 million Facebook apps
- 61% of Facebook’s social sharing is done on the mobile site
- 100 million Facebook users that connect with a phone monthly
- San Francisco is the number 1 city
If you have yet to discover the Facebook app experience go ahead and give it a try. You can uninstall the app at any time if you choose to do so or if your Facebook experience is unsatisfactory. On a side note, if you wish to delete Facebook you will need to do so from the website and not the Facebook mobile app.