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I wish I was joking mate. Here's a screenshot of my dev console.. I've sent two emails to Google already. It's kind of ridiculous as the free version has already seen 2 updates in the time I've been waiting for Pro to release.
Obligatory Swipe for Facebook link: <strong>Swipe for Facebook</strong>
Currently organizing a way to be able to provide the Pro APK to Pro users. Will be back to edit this comment in a bit.
Edit: Seems the PMing code thing works best. Here's my solution: So I've got maybe 100 codes to spare that I can give away for the Pro Key in the free version of Swipe (the one where you can do an in-app purchase to unlock pro). For previous pro users, if you can find the receipt email when you purchased Swipe Pro and PM me your order number, I'll PM you a code. It should look something like this: GPA.3375-4381-5814-78494
Edit 2: Okay, it's like 1:30 AM here in Thailand now. Going to have to go to bed soon. Will just do my last inbox check and will be back to PM those codes in the morning!
You can use 3rd party Facebook apps. Try Swipe for Facebook - very data and permissions friendly, and chat works through it too, negates the need for Messenger.
You could also use Swipe for Facebook, I didn't get any of the battery drain and I could check my messages in the app.
I use swipe for facebook which is a wrapper of the browser site. It feels like an official app if you are just into basic facebook stuff.
Unfortunately, Facebook is now actively blocking private messaging in the mobile web version. Nowadays to get full functionality you need to either:
use the Facebook / Facebook Lite app in conjunction with the Messenger app
request the desktop version of the site
use a wrapper app that covers both social and messaging aspects (like Swipe or Metal)
There are great alternative clients for the Messenger protocol. On Android you have Swipe and Metal, both great Facebook apps that also cover messaging. iOS should have something similar, too.
if anybody's on Android and encountering this issue, check out Swipe for Facebook. it's basically a wrapper for the mobile website that makes it a lot easier to navigate and you don't have to deal with Messenger. the dev is a Redditor, as well.
there's your problem: you're using every trashy app from Facebook that are causing havoc to your phone. uninstall Facebook (completely or disable FB related packages) and Messenger and use these alternatives:
I just use Swipe, which is a nice wrapper around the mobile site with better responsiveness, push notification support, etc.
unfortunately i can't relate as i don't use the facebook app or an s7, but i recommend swipe for facebook as an alternative
Give Swipe for Facebook a try. I have a couple or three different workarounds under the "Messaging Client" setting that helps prevent exactly this.
I noticed a huge improvement when I switched to Swipe for Facebook. The official Facebook app is a notoriously bad battery draining resource hog. I uninstalled the official app months ago and never looked back.
Swipe for Facebook (free)
Hello sir. Have you had a chance to listen to the word and gospel of our Lord and savior, Swipe for Facebook?
You may want to delete the official facebook app(s) to save your battery life, try the app Swipe instead.
The official apps eat up a surprising amount of processing power and battery life (90% sure it's spying related) all in the background, you don't even need to open it up.
Use Swipe Pro, for Facebook. Check it out. There's also a pro version.
I have used many custom Roms and kernels in the past, and that definitely helped, but right now I am actually on stock DP5. I do have Snapchat installed, and instead of the official Facebook app I use Swipe for Facebook. Other than that I don't really do anything else to keep it running smooth, I guess I just got lucky.
Swipe for Facebook is absolutely fantastic. Pro version here.
Use Swipe for Facebook to access facebook. It's a wrapper for the mobile site and is designed well, handles notifications and doesn't use system resources that much. In the settings for the app you can select your messenger client to be the messenger app. Try it out, it's free for most features. I purchase pro tho cause the dev is awesome and constantly updates with new features!
Swipe for Facebook, as already suggested or FB Lite
If you want, try out the Swipe for Facebook app. Very active developer. Battery life is amazing with it, and its very liteweight.
You might like it, you might not. See if it works better for you.
FB is asking too much permissions and is using too much data.
It makes me uninstall it, now I use SWIPE
MInus is you lost notifications, we can easely deal with it :)
Cool! Thanks for the recommendation.
I haven't installed it yet because Swipe's Google Play description mentions exactly what I needed:
That site is an even more stripped down version of the Facebook mobile site that retains the ability to send private messages!!!
I use swipe for Facebook and it's awesome. It's almost like the Facebook website, but in app form and you don't have all of the stock Facebook bloat.
Instead of Facebook's official app, have you tried Swipe for Facebook? It's an unofficial wrapper app for Facebook that's so much more efficient than the official one. It's incredible.
I use Swipe and Messenger lite (not available in the Play Store) apps for my Facebook needs. Your battery, wakelocks and memory will thank you.
Messenger Lite apkmirror.ccom
You can use the ****book.com/?sk=h_chr bookmark for desktop, and if you have Android, Swipe for Facebook opens most recent by default, I believe, for mobile.
Most of them don't do much. Greenify will force stop apps once you stop using them so they won't use much background memory, but most apps don't use enough background RAM to drain your battery. I used it for a while and it really didn't have much of an impact, even sometimes seemed like I got worse battery life.
I'd advise using alternatives to some social network apps that use less memory then official apps. Like using Swipe Pro rather than the official Facebook app which is a huge battery hog.
Package disabler apps are good too to stop apps you don't even use from turning on in the background and using memory for no reason. I personally use EZ Package Disabler as it's the best designed of them all. This is only if you have a Samsung phone.
EZ Package Disabler: [link]
Is this the app you're referring to?
Regardless, I'll keep the suggestion in mind. It sounds like a good idea.
Have you tried Swipe for Facebook? The DEV updates it a couple times a week and has pledged to work around this messenger nonsense every time it happens.
when you open the app to have a level of security like a pin or pattern unlock.
hand your phone to someone, dont want them going through your reddit have the app password protected.
swipe for facebook has the option, stops people going into my facebook account if they're on my phone, just wondering if something similar would be implemented with slide
Honestly, I'd recommend just deleting the official app and going with Swipe. Offers way more control over sync frequency, looks better than the official app, and doesn't spy on you. Honestly, at this point, it's pretty much better than the actual FB app in every way.
I've never experienced issues as drastic as what you're describing, but FB has always been a major battery drain for me across multiple devices. I recently downloaded Swipe for Facebook and haven't looked back.
I recommend switching to a 3rd party app like Swipe for Facebook. Older UI, but its much cleaner than the official app and not as memory-intensive. It doesn't force you to get the messenger app too, since the message function is preserved. Plus, its free.
try Swipe for Facebook and Messenger Lite instead.
Ooo, and Tinfoil is available on F-Droid too, even better.
I've been using Swipe for Facebook for a while now, because it has some messenger support and a dark theme, but I'm jumping ship now.
No more pro codes, unfortunately. But please do try the free version here: [link]
Outside of Quiet Hours and a few extra UI customization options, there are practically no differences functionally, so you get the complete experience off the bat! :)
So much this!
That developer has been so responsive, active and I never felt like the ads were as forced as they were on Slide, Sync or others I've used.
I paid for this app to support the dev. I gladly support active devs in this community who update regularly.
See Swipe for Facebook
How about notifications from messages? I use Swipe which is a Facebook Lite app which basically is a wrapper for the desktop version. But every time I try and use a different messenger I don't ever get the Notifications properly.
nu numai pe ios si e un cacat de interfata. Daca stiti alternative strict pt mesagerie sa ziceti.
Exemplu: Swipe in loc de app Facebook e giugiuc [link]
I replaced the Facebook app with something called Swipe. I believe the developer shared it on r/Android early on, and that's how I found it. I liked it enough that I went on to buy the pro version. It's the best non-official Facebook app I've found. It doesn't quite have the fit/finish of the normal app, but it's about eight tenths of the way there.
Just wanted to add links plus some other stuff.
Swipe for Facebook
If you have issues with an "install messenger" pop-up, go into Settings and under "Messaging Client", select the option that says "Desktop User Agent".
Feel free to ask any questions here or on r/swipeforfacebook :)
Swipe for Facebook is basically a wrapper for Facebook that uses less battery than Facebook app. You can also just use the messenger as you would on the website instead of having to use Facebook Messenger app.
There are a few apps that will let you use messages through the browser. Not as nice as the Messenger app but this is what I use so I don't have to install Messenger, and it's a little nicer than mbasic (though that's a good tip too): [link]
I've personally found Swipe to be much faster and lighter than Facebook, as the official Facebook app is bloated to incredible amounts. If you're looking for a light, fast, and lots of customization features, then Swipe is right for you.
There is also a free version, so you can always try that out first to see if it's right for you. Link: [link]
I've never used this app myself since I don't use Facebook, but I've seen nothing but praise for it on /r/Android so you might want to give Swipe for Facebook a try.
Swipe for Facebook is my app of choice. Lightweight, quick and the developer is pretty responsive too.
I have disabled the Facebook app and have been using Swipe Pro and love it. Facebook is a known battery drainer.
I recently switched to Swipe for Facebook--it's a wrapper app but honestly I like it even better than the official app. It has a lot of great options--give it a shot!
Check out Swipe for Facebook - it's got fantastic UX and beautiful UI, while maintaining all the bells and whistles of the official app. Lightweight (2.5 MB), customizable (dark themes), and highly battery efficient (~5-10x more than the official app). And yes, you can even swipe between tabs. It's still new, but it's so much better than the other wrapper style apps.
Try Swipe instead. I've never installed any of the Facebook apps and this or other reskinned versions of facebook have always done a good enough job for what I need. It allows you to view and send messages like the mobile site used to.
It's not Whatsapp for sure. Pretty sure (like 99% sure) it's garbage messenger.
If you want, try out an alt app like swipe for facebook, it's the main fb app and has messenger in it. See if it re-installs it. Also try not to download thise stickers and emojis I know FB chat has.
Swipe is definitely the best Facebook alternative I've found, doesn't use up a ton of my phone's memory or anything like that and I can still check Facebook easier than using a web browser
If you for some reason want to use Facebook, I would recommend Swipe for Facebook available for Android. It is a web page wrapper that uses less resources and does not murder your battery.
I'd recommend a nice wrap, instead. Messenger is just as bad as the main FB app.
I use Swipe for Facebook and really like it.
You can try Swipe for Facebook, it's a wrapper for the facebook mobile site but lets you access messages (even in multiple ways). It also has many features added and the developer is a great one and it's very active! I bought the Pro version and haven't regret it, it's absolutely worth it.
Swipe is an app you can use instead of Facebook. It has a ton of settings so you can choose how often you get status updates (or you can turn off all updates). There's also a lot of features of changing the look of the app. I personally think it displays pictures weird but you'll have to try it to see what I'm talking about.
Still, I think it's totally worth switching to because of the battery saving.
I personally use Swipe for Facebook, and Messenger Lite for any Messenger needs. It's seemingly better, the same app, all without the bloat^^besides ^^stickers
~~Edit: Apologies if the Messenger Lite link isn't the right one. For some reason, my school has APK Mirror blocked but not Reddit~~
Edit 2: I fixed the link for Messenger Lite
If you are on Android, get an app called Swipe For Facebook
You get to keep all functions of Facebook in a sleek thin package that uses very little to no resources when the app is closed, doesn't send location and such to Facebook when not in use, you can still upload pics, still make posts, you can even theme it to make everything pitch black so its better for battery life and your eyes (or what ever way you want), and you do not have to have the messaging app as well as the Facebook app. Been using it since it came out, paid for the paid version - that's how much I like it.
Hey man, that'll do. Thanks for writing in and for your continued support in Swipe. It's great to be back, but I'm so sorry for all this confusion and hassle. Here's what you gotta do.
Here's the code: 9PGF6U9UCM38A2ERN3W5KLP
Hope that helps. Enjoy! :)
Yeah I don't like the icon at all... Maybe you could use something simpler... like the facebook "like" icon
Give the free version a shot here: [link]
I totally love you too!
Please do try the free version here: [link]
Melhor do que o Facebook Lite,na minha opinião, é o Swipe. Rápido, econômico, leve e o hatch mais vendido em 2016.
Edit: link [link]
They did a great job, now only if they did the same thing to the main Facebook app but for now we can enjoy Swipe for Facebook, there is also a pro version of Swipe for Facebook which is a seperate app and not just an unlocker for the free version
Absolutely no problem mate. I totally understand. You can however try the free version at: [link]
No functional limits. It's as good as the Pro version, aside from the notification filtering, quiet hours, and themes. :)
You can't compare iOS apps battery usage with Android and then blame the OS. The apps may look the same to you but they're actually completely different apps, coded in different languages by different teams and work differently on the inside.
Unfortunately some companies like Facebook are better at making iOS apps, which is why you'll find that iOS apps can be a lot more polished. It has nothing to do with the OS, but with companies favoring iOS more than Android.
Anyway, I'd recommend trying out an alternative Facebook client on Android, such as Swipe.
Which app can you not seem to find? Facebook Messenger? Or Swipe for Facebook, because if it's Swipe, I linked it in my earlier comment (click where it says: Swipe for Facebook).
Edit: Here: [link]
Why are you wiping your cache daily? That's most likely what's causing your issue.
Also uninstall Facebook and use something like Swipe for Facebook. The Facebook app is known to impact battery and performance.
@/u/CA53Y Or even better, use a Facebook web wrapper app. Swipe for Facebook is relatively young, but has become popular very quickly. It looks and feels like the official app. (Just ignore my language setting ��)
There's also a Pro version which offers additional options and themes.
Dev for <strong>Swipe for Facebook</strong> here. Give it a try! Always open for questions here, r/swipeforfacebook and via feedback through the app. :)
Yep that's it.
Paid version here.
If you still want facebook on your phone, you can always use one of the alternative web wrapper apps. I personally use Swipe, and it's an alright substitute. It takes some getting used to, but I'll deal if it gives me back my battery life.
There are a few apps that will let you use messages through the browser. Not as nice as the Messenger app but this is what I use so I don't have to install Messenger: [link]
If it gets unbearable, I recommend trying Swipe for Facebook. Pro version is currently 50% off during holiday season.
If you'd still like to use Facebook you can do so using Chrome or this app, I would recommend Chrome unless you don't like using more data then you need to.
Check out Swipe for Facebook. I haven't used it much, but it's supposed to be lighter and I've heard good things.
If you want an alternative to the facebook app, Swipe for Facebook is really good. In addition to the lack of privacy concerns, the interface (in my opinion) is far better, and the developers are very active and respond quickly to any issues.
If you're browsing Facebook through a browser, Swipe and/ or Metal deliver a fantastic experience. I don't know about metal but swipe also has messenger access.
Try Swipe for Facebook - very data and permissions friendly, and chat works through it too, negates the need for Messenger.
Everytime I use Facebook I always end up on uninstalling eventually and then using one of the many Facebook light apps available on the Play Store. Swipe was my go-to until recently but I just finally started using Simple because I like the way it integrates the messaging into the app. You're still able to see when the people you're talking to are online.
If you're on Android, a popular app is Swipe. It's free, but you can pay a dollar or two to upgrade, which unlocks more colour themes, disables ads, and a few other minor tweaks
If you're on android you can get some sweet wrappers for the FB mobile site. Here's a few off the top of my head:
Better way is to uninstall Facebook.
Then get Swipe [link]
Oh my god I am an idiot. Here it is: [link]
Hey there! Swipe dev here, and first and foremost, here's a warm welcome to Android! How have you been enjoying it so far?
As u/HumbleEngineerl mentioned already, the official Facebook is a big source of controversy, with the general consensus being that it is incredibly battery hungry, huge on resources like RAM and storage (caches can grow up to 1GB+), and is a source of wakelocks as it is constantly tracking your location.
With that in mind, the Facebook's mobile website is actually quite feature-packed, delivering pretty much almost all the functionality that the Facebook app has to offer, while consuming substantially less power and data compared to the original app. The only caveat here is that you don't really have a dedicated app for it, and will pretty much have to rely on a browser bookmark to access Facebook. This is where wrapper apps come to play, with app offerings like Metal, Folio, and Swipe. Wrapper apps basically 'wrap' the Facebook mobile website in a native app interface that is much more at-home in Android, as they try to incorporate Material Design elements in their UI. Using these 'wrapper' apps, you get the best of both worlds – an app that looks and feels like it was built with the Android ecosystem in mind, while also bringing all the benefits that the mobile version has to offer. An added bonus is that these wrapper apps are never more than ~5MB.
Swipe is just one of these apps, but it's also quite new and is still heavily under development with updates being pushed out daily (sometimes more) with feature updates, bug fixes, and performance optimizations – but what makes it different, as u/HumbleEngineer had already mentioned, is that it is the only one of the bunch that actually incorporates a lot of the official Facebook app's design patterns, trying to bring the best optimizations in data, performance, and battery with an interface that is very familiar to anyone that's used Facebook. I've put a lot of work into the UX and UI in Swipe, as well as all the other customizations and settings, and I think that's what sets it apart.
Of course, this is all very subjective, but I do welcome you to try Swipe. As a sort of welcome present, just send me a PM and I'll get you a voucher code that you can redeem in the Play Store to get the Pro version of Swipe for free. I've got a feeling you may just like the Facebook iOS 'theme' in there. No harm in giving it a shot. :)
Here are the relevant links by the way:
Swipe for Facebook Pro
Again, a very warm welcome to Android, and outside of Swipe for Facebook, I'd recommend you checking out the following apps
Sync for Reddit
Native Clipboard - for universal copy and paste
Nova Launcher - for unlimited launcher customizability
Apps - Play Store Link - for when you want to sort the Play Store for only apps, and not games (Google bundles both together in the same category)
Flyperlink - as an alternative browser for opening external links (you'll have to try it to understand the concept)
Shuttle - how could I forget? Best Music Player on Android :)
Edit 2: Seriously guys, I offered the code to u/Sixoul as a welcome present to the ecosystem. I am not currently hosting a giveaway. I really appreciate the support, but please try not to hijack this thread. I'll have another giveaway another time!
Swipe for Facebook is fairly popular around here.
* ∞ Loop
* Color Switch
* Mini Militia
Edit: Added MacroDroid - Automation tool app
Only got few ones installed now
I'll just leave this here
Swipe for Facebook is another great facebook wrapper if you are on Andriod
You could try Swipe
Just get Swipe. [link]
Swipe for Facebook seems to work best for me.
swipe is a Facebook app that's a nice wrapper without any of the battery drain and bs
Switch to Swipe.
Swipe has FB messaging functionality and won't eat your battery.
could be Swipe
Swipe for facebook [link]
Try Swipe for Facebook
swipe for facebook
Folio for facebook
Metal for facebook
You know what will help the most? Getting rid of the Facebook app. If you still need to facebook, download facebook lite and facebook messenger lite. Alternatively, you can download Swipe.
There are reports that this will save you as much as 20% of your battery life.
Also, if you pm me a screenshot of your battery page, I can probably help a bit. You're probably on Marshmellow, so there are a number of other things you can probably do- but the biggest is probably facebook.
Give the free version a shot and let me know. I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)
Here's a link to it: [link]
What you need is Swipe for Facebook (ideally the pro because it can block ads and supports the great Dev): [link]
Swipe is definitely the best imo.
Delete Facebook. It's a horrible horrible application. Use Swipe.
Swipe for Facebook has the messenger with it.
So is this only with the official app? What about lite apps like Swipe?
Check out Swipe for Facebook
I use Swipe for facebook. Miles better. [link]
Alternativ kann man auch auf Swipe umsteigen. Die Batterie dankt's einem auch.
I use "Swipe for Facebook" - [link]
In the settings you can set it to Open Messenger Lite.
if you're not using the swipe facebook wrapper app, you're missing out
Bot linked Swipe Fast for Facebook which is NOT Swipe for Facebook.
Obligatory use Swipe comment.
Look no further
I use Swipe for the same reason.
I saw an article on it a while ago, I'll google. Results coming back in a minute
Facebook ran an experiment intentionally crashing their app to test loyalty The Verge source
As for spying, there are sources saying It doesn't and sources saying It might. Either way, I'd still use a third party client just to be sure, there is no harm in it anyway. I personally use Swipe
FYI; Swipe and Friendly add an icon to the OS share option.
Folio, Tinfoil and Metal also do but depending on the app you're sharing from.
Something new: SlimSocial
Facebook lite and Messenger lite might be worth considering for some people. Facebook lite APK and Messenger lite APK if you can't install it from the Play store.
Edit: Added links.
Edit: Fixed what/how things share description.
Dude get Swipe
Yeah, I meant a third party app. Has like all fb features (messages etc) but like...live video recording or something?
I use this one. It doesn't have ads, I think. [link]
Other ones I checked out and are good. [link]
I have no idea how Metal is with ads (I'm using pro version of Swipe). When I tried the free versions awhile back comparing apps I was/am using adaway as an adblocker so....I have no idea what the normal experience of apps is like. Side note, opera mini and opera (full) has ad blocker built in it now. Just random fyi if you hate ads too. You can benefit from that even without rooting. They have different gui layouts in settings if you dislike the default one (I use the tablet one for quickest tab switching).
Guide on twrp. [link]
Root required apps:
Sorry turn out its Swipe for Facebook. Here is the link: [link]
Here you go!
As someone who has had this phone since near launch and has dicked around with it in every way imaginable here's what I got:
Any gsm carrier in the US (ATT, Tmobile, etc) is just plug and play. The same goes for Verizon/Sprint. Most other phones don't let you do this with CDMA carriers like VZW/Sprint.
I recommend Helium backup if you have a pc/mac on hand. If your s2 is rooted I recommend using Titanium backup although I have never used it for it's backup utilities.
I know there are some really good spreadsheets on this but I don't have any links. I recommend the FAQ
I don't know about how far these go back but my most used apps on my 6P are:
>Swipe for Facebook because the normal app drains battery
>Phonograph for local music libraries (takes advantage of material design)
>Sync for reddit (my favorite material reddit client)
>Most of the phones basic functions are just the stock apps from google
You don't need to use bootstrap on the 6P as it's factory unlock able. All you need to do are enable a setting in the developer options, boot to the bootloader, and issue a command from your pc/mac. Here is a great guide on how to do all of that in further detail than I can go into.
Personally I have found that staying either stock or stock with root has been the most stable for me. Now that the android N beta is out I highly recommend checking that out too. All you need to do is enroll your device here and accept the ota on the phone (note: you do need to be running stock without root or anything to do the ota)
The best part about the 6P for rooting/unlocking is that no exploits are needed.
This is in many ways miles better than the Facebook app: [link]
Swipe for Facebook by far the best ��
Swipe for Facebook
Swipe was pretty good when I used Facebook.
I used swipe when I still had Facebook
It's a 3rd party Facebook app. Here's a link.
This is the best. I've tried most of them and none hold a candle to this one.
This app lets you browse by most recent posts and removes all the clutter facebook pushes at you.
Just use an app like Friendly for iOS or Swipe for Facebook (Android).
Uses much less battery/resources than the official app AND Messenger support is built in instead of using a separate app.
I don't think you have to go as far as deleting Facebook. Just unfollow all your friends and family. It's fine as a communication tool, and you're likely to miss some events if you stop using it.
Other ways to rein it in:
FB works fine on chome on android for me... I've never installed the Facebook app.
There are also seperate, third party facebook apps like Swipe
Use a 3rd party Facebook client like Friendly for iOS or Swipe for Android. They have built in messenger support in the same app and they are a lot less crappy than the official Facebook main app (way less intrusive on location permissions and such than the official app and way less of battery hogs than the official app).
Use a third party app like Friendly on iOS or Swipe for Facebook. They drain way less battery than the official app, invade your privacy (permissions) less, and include messenger support in one app.
Excellent app, and is not a battery hog like the original. Cons: it doesn't have all the nice features the original has, and takes some effort learning to use it.
My J7's battery lasts 3 days thanks to these.
There are plenty of options that let you have a bearable Facebook experience without having to deal with the mess that is the official app.
Swipe For Facebook is an excellent app which codes the mobile website in a pretty customizable UI and also lets you chat with other people without having to download a separate app.
Facebook Lite is an official app meant to be used in developing country; it's incredibly lightweight and since its debut it has steadily improved. If you were one of those people that ditched it because of its initial lack of funtionality you might want to give it another chance.
Messenger Lite is another official app meant for developing countries, perfect if you only need the chat functionality and don't care about 9gag memes or Candy Crush invites.
Honestly, the posts telling you to uninstall it might seem trollish but... they're not. I recommend using Swipe or some other app that has Messenger support.
Here ya go fam [link]
Use Swipe for Facebook It's basically the website only formatted for phones.
A lot of Android Facebook skins have messages working. I personally use Swipe and really like it for the rare occasion I need to use Facebook.
Swipe and Friendly add an icon to the OS share option.
Something new: SlimSocial (I don't know much about this one)
There is always the option of using Facebook in a browser. Chrome even gets notifications.
give swipe a try :)
Edit: Fixed what/how things share description.
Have you tried Facebook Messenger Lite? It's a stripped down version of the bloated and horrible Messenger app. You can get it from APKMirror here
I use Swipe for Facebook and Messenger Lite, and my phone's battery like is easily 10% better.
For everyone complaining about Facebook, you have options;
I really like Swipe for facebook, it hasn't bled my battery yet.
have you tried using swipe for facebook? [link] it works well and is much more lightweight.
This one? What is good about it? As opposed to others?
Swipe for Facebook:
Third party facebook app that's pretty great. It can look like the app, or something else.
You try this?
what do you mean by Swipe? This? [link]
Here's a similar report from BGR that won't negatively impact your IQ for reading it.
Edit: The post on Reddit of one user's anecdotal experience, which he tracked using a fair amount of detail.
Edit 1: Here's the source report from AndroidCentral that all the others seem to be "reporting on". They're a fairly well respected source in the Android community.
Edit 2: Shameless plug for the app I use as a replacement, Swype for Facebook.
I'd recommend Swipe.
Uninstalled it, installed swipe, because frankly sometimes it's useful to go on
>We did it, r/Android! 100,000 downloads in 30 days (actually closer to 200,000 now with the help of r/AndroidApps and r/swipeforfacebook, but I wanted to wait for the update before this announcement). I've also recently just graduated, and my birthday's next month (maybe a cause for another discount, perhaps?), so I'm actually in between celebrations. lol. but it's all thanks to you guys.
>Swipe 4.0.0 is the latest version for Swipe for Facebook, and by god, it is by far the most smoothest version of Swipe, with new Settings added with user experience in mind, mainly focusing on notifications. It's the smoothest and fastest it's ever been, and it's all through the help of everyone who'd sent in feedback and bug reports.
>If you don't see the update yet, clear the Play Store's cache and try again.
><strong>Swipe for Facebook - Obligatory Link to Play Store</strong>
><strong>Swipe Pro - Obligatory Link to Play Store</strong>
>So without further ado, here are the highlights in 4.0 (including some other things since 3.0):
>Notification Filtering (Pro) Choose what notifications matter most to you. Filter out notifications you don't want to see (or only want to see) using any keywords you desire. How does this work? For example, I want to see 'comment' notifications, but not 'like' notifications, I add the keyword "like" or "liked". If I don't want to see notifications from 9GAG (Facebook page), I add "9GAG"as a keyword. You can also use this the other way, to ONLY see notifications that contain the filters you select. Combined with Quiet Hours, you really now have full control over your notifications. Note: Keyword filters are case sensitive, but are not space sensitive (i.e. keywords for "9gag" will work for 9GAG, but "9 gag" won't .
>Optimize Messages for Chat I've noticed that one of the biggest reasons that people use Swipe, is to get rid of both the Facebook app and Messenger (although there is an option to still launch Messenger within Swipe). However, one thing all wrapper apps lack from truly being a 'Messenger replacement' (aside from calls, etc) are instant notifications for messages. The Optimize Messages for Chat setting tackles this directly, by temporarily boosting the sync frequency to check every 1 minute for 5 minutes whenever you access Messages. This way, if you are chatting with someone, you are notified of replies within 1 minute, making them more "instant".
>Messaging Client To In conjunction with Optimize Messages for Chat, the Messaging Client setting replaces "Messages Workaround" and "Prefer Messenger". Accessing Messages is super important, but with Facebook trying to get us off of it and onto Messenger, a lot of people have found an "Install Messenger" prompt whenever they access it. My first workaround involved using www.messenger.com, but as many know, the website sucks. You can't upload photos, typing is laggy, and the website is just a pain in the ass to use. "Desktop User Agent" is a new workaround for m.facebook.com/messages , which should remove the "Install Messenger" prompt. The Messaging Client setting allows you to select what client to access Messages, the default, a Desktop User Agent, www.messenger.com, or the Messenger App. Simply choose one of the Messaging Client options that works for you, and in combination with Optimize Messages for Chat, you should be able now uninstall Messenger if you wish. :)
>Other Notification Tweaks The option to select your notification tone, turn on/off the notification LED, and notification vibration have all been added.
>Location Access Due to very popular demand, location access has been added. Check-in faster with location access. :)
>A Dedicated Image Viewer, with GIF Support (introduced in 3.1) What's one thing the Facebook app does very well? Allow you to zoom, download, and share photos. With Swipe's Dedicated Image Viewer, you can do this within the app now too. Simply open the image post and press "View Full Size" to launch Swipe's Image Viewer, which allows you to pinch-to-zoom, download the photo onto your device, and even share the photo to other third-party apps! GIF support has also been added, which is automatically launched whenever you open a link ending with a .gif file (works mostly reliably with giphy).
>Upload Photos from your Gallery or other Apps I've spent a little time on this, but this now fully works. Currently does not work with multiple photos. :)
>News Feed Refresh The News Feed and badges are now automatically refreshed upon returning to Swipe if left in the background for more than 15 minutes (30 minutes if on Power Saving Mode).
>Decreased Battery and CPU Usage Yes, a few of you have asked why Swipe uses some CPU even after backpressing out of it, and the reason was so that it was just put in the background (to not have to reload the next time you use it). People did not like this apparently, so the final backpress now kills the app completely (as it should have in the first place).
>Enable/Disable Swiping Still no fix for the horizontally swipeable posts, unfortunately, but disabling swiping between tabs should mitigate that for now (until this is fixed).
>There are also some other added stuff, like the changelog no longer being a pop up but a Snackbar (you can access through the Settings), Bottom tab layout now limited to one line, as well as other optimizations to themes, and the sensitive Swipe to Refresh, etc that have been fixed, plus some other optimizations, but that's pretty much the important stuff.
>So probably what you came here for, if you've been following, I ran out of Pro Codes a while ago... or so I thought until I went onto my developer console and saw that maybe only 70% of the codes were actually redeemed, so I painstakingly sat down and tested each and every one of those 500 codes to create an excel sheet with all the promo codes that were unredeemed. I have them all here, and as promised with the 100K downloads, I'm giving away 100 Pro Codes again! You know how this works, leave a comment, and I'll PM you the code. :D
>Thanks again to everyone here on r/Android. You guys rock! I'll be following this thread closely, so just ask away if anything's on your mind. You can also find me on r/swipeforfacebook.
><strong>Swipe for Facebook - Obligatory Link to Play Store</strong>
><strong>Swipe Pro - Obligatory Link to Play Store</strong>
>An Important Announcement:
>This might possibly be the last update for devices 4.0-4.3 (on the Free version). The reason I've dropped support for <4.4 is due to the fact that I find that there are just so many things that 'break' on those devices. Outside of the fact that Android had somehow fucked up their WebView on 4.3-4.4 (preventing image upload, which was fixed in 4.3.3 and 4.4.4, respectively), I know through statistics that 90% of devices on those versions just don't seem to have enough performance to run Swipe smoothly. On top of that, pre-4.4, Android's WebView is not based on Chromium, so loading pages is suuuuuuuper slow (pages load 2-3 times longer than they should) even for people on 4G LTE. This of course is even worse for those who use 2G. Through my Google Play Developer Console, I've also found out that 90% of my users were on 4.4+ anyway, which was the fact that made the decision for me.
>Believe me, this wasn't an easy decision, but I found that a lot of my day (easily 2-4 hours) was being spent having to deal with so many emails from 4.0-4.3 users, of which 9/10 of their issues are OS related. As much as I love getting bugs fixed, there just comes a point where you're trying to find hacky workarounds for 10% of your users when you could be introducing new features that 90% of your users could appreciate. This is also why this update had already been delayed for so long. So yeah, it was a difficult decision, but one I had to do for the sake of people not getting a good experience anyway.
>For those on the Pro version, support will be 100% still supported, but those on the Free version should still be able to update, but new users on 4.0-4.3 may not find Swipe (free) on the Play Store.
>I truly hope you understand, and believe me, I am just as sad to have discontinued support for 4.0-4.3 as you are, but it's a decision I had to make out of necessity - with the user's experience using the app first and foremost in mind.
>If you don't find it, <strong>here is a link to the APK of the latest free version (supporting 4.0.4+) on Google Drive.</strong>
>EDIT: AND JUST LIKE THAT, I'M OUT OF PRO CODES FOR THE QUARTER (I'M GUESSING TIL JULY 1). THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH GUYS!
>EDIT 2: For those of you interested, the Free version is just as capable as the Pro Version. Outside of Notification Filtering, Quiet Hours, and a few Themes, there are absolutely absolutely no functional limits. You still get (subjectively) the best Facebook experience out there. Of course, if you support development, that really, really helps. It's only $3 and I would really appreciate it. More than that, it ensures big updates like this keep on coming in the future. :)
>EDIT 3: Fuck it. Okay, I've put up the Pro APK for 4.0 here. This will be live for the next 12 hours. Enjoy! :)
Swipe for Facebook is what I use and it's great!
But no notifications...
Use Swipe for facebook..Has tons of cool features :D
>At the risk of alienating everyone in this subreddit, it's me again! :)
>As with last time, I'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone in this subrredit and on r/AndroidApps for the success of my last post here, and for the AMAZING feedback and support I've gotten for Swipe for Facebook. You guys absolutely rock, and Swipe wouldn't be where it's at today (almost 50K downloads in ~20 days) without the help of each and every one of you.
>For the uninitiated, Swipe for Facebook is a new wrapper-style Facebook app replacement I've developed that emphasizes highly on fantastic UX and gorgeous UI. It combines both the lightweight and power-efficient qualities of other mobile wrappers with a gorgeous UI much like that of the original Facebook app. It's (very subjectively) better in every single way. You'll feel it.
>Obligatory link to Play Store
>I promised in my previous post that I'd be back with more updates, and with even more promo codes, so here I am with both. Version 3.0 has been a really big step forward for Swipe, and a lot of development hours had gone into improving every aspect I can about it, so without further ado, here are the highlights:
>if you don't see the update yet, clear the Play Store's cache.
>A new, yet familiar icon
>With all the votes and feedback everyone had left through the app, the new icon is now the official icon. It retains all the design cues of the old icon, with a more material feel.
>The FASTEST theme injection engine EVER (I dare you to prove otherwise)
>I've gotten a lot of feedback on the white flashes and the double blue bars when using themes, so I've been working really hard on this. Themes are now injected 10-20 times faster than in previous versions of Swipe and in similar wrapper apps. You'll never ever have to see another white flash or that double blue (okay, maybe a 1% chance). No hocus pocus magic here, no hacky delays in showing content - just pure optimization. It's seriously that fast.
>Automatic DayNight Theming
>As promised in a previous update, Swipe now has automatic DayNight Theming. Simply select your 'night hours' (default is 6PM-6AM) and switch on Night Theme, and Swipe should automatically switch themes during selected hours.
>Material Design Injection (Pro)
>Want to see what Facebook might have looked like in the hands of our Lord and Savior, Duarte? Now you can!
>An inspired, redesigned overflow menu
>A custom overflow menu built completely from scratch, it resembles Chrome's overflow menu a lot, including quick actions that matter most for the user, along with all the other items from before.
>Another promised feature from before, Fingerprint authentication is now supported for those on Android M and up. The implementation is built straight into the current implementation of PIN Security Lock so that no extra steps are required. Emphasis on UX and UI, I think it's sweet. Check it out yourself. :)
>Swipe in from the right edge to access your bookmarks. Here, you can save your most favorite / visited pages for quicker access. Keep track of the stuff that matters most to you.
>Selectable Text (BETA)
>Introducing a brand new feature never seen before in other wrapper apps, the mobile website, or on the official Facebook app itself: Long-press text from comments, posts, or messages to select and copy!
>Thanks to the fantastic hard work of those that helped translate all my string files, Swipe is now available in 15 different languages - English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Greek, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Vietnamese
>Stability Improvements and RAM Usage
>I'm happy to say that while all these features have been added into Swipe, it still runs as smooth as it used to and does not take any more RAM or battery than it did before (maybe 2-3 more MB when using DayNight Theming). I've also improved Swipe's RAM Management - this means better sustained RAM performance over long periods of time.
>For those of you who have just been watching, who haven't entirely made a jump yet due to some issues previously, here are some other additions between 2.0.0 and 2.3.3
>>Messages Fix & Workaround
>>As many of you may know, Facebook is heavily trying to push Messenger onto its users to the point that some already cannot access Messages on the mobile site. I've come up with a workaround that opens the www.messenger.com site instead of m.facebook.com/messages , and to take that even further, Krysztof Grabowski (developer of FaceSlim) had helped fixed the crashes with Messages. Still though, it seems Facebook is quite serious so if you find yourself unable to access Messages, turn on the Messages Workaround in the Settings.
>>Added toggles for notifications vibrations and sounds
>>Enhanced Share This Page - share pages to even MORE apps!
>>Photo download and sharing
>Not only can you now long-press full-sized images to download, but you can also immediately share them to other apps from the same context menu! Simply click on the post, press "View Full Size Image" and long-press!
>>Fixed a bug where the page would jump back to the top randomly
>As always, here are the things I am currently working on, which should come within the next 1-2 weeks:
>- Upload photos to Swipe directly from your gallery
>- Fix for horizontal scrolling
>- Fix for People You May Know not working sometimes
>- Caching tabs
>- Maaaaaybe video upload (no promises, but I'm looking into it)
>Again, for any bug reports or feedback, you can always go through the App's settings and press the appropriate buttons for Bug Reports and Feedback. However, you can say pretty much anything in this thread too. I will be following it very, very closely. :)
>Finally, to again celebrate an incredibly successful week (we're almost at 50K downloads!), which is all thanks to you guys, I'm giving out another 100 voucher codes again for Swipe for Facebook Pro. Same deal as last time, please leave a comment in this thread and I'll send you a PM with the code!
>Thanks again, everyone! You guys here at r/Android and at r/AndroidApps are the best! All of you have really made this developer's month. I tip my pint to you from a little bar in Bangkok (yes, I live here) at 3 o'clock in the afternoon! Cheers!
>Obligatory link to Play Store
>EDIT: OUT OF CODES AGAIN GUYS. :\ That was really quick! Even faster than last time! I wish I could get one to each and every one of you, but unfortunately Google only lets me have so many (like 500 every 3 months - I've used 450). But anyway, I'd like to thank everyone again for participating and if you'd still like to give Swipe a shot, the Free version is just as capable as the Pro version, with no sacrifices in performance whatsoever. All you're missing is quiet hours, a few color themes, and a material design injection, so you aren't really losing out on a lot! If you'd like to support development though, it's only $3 and I would really appreciate it!. Thanks again r/Android . You guys have been amazing as always! <3
>Edit 2: Screenshots of the Pro "Material Injection" [link]
Please check it out and let me know if you have any thoughts! :)
There you go
I have been using friendly in hopes to prevent facebook from collecting data. Used to use a diffrent app that was vetted as being privacy safe and sent no telemetry while outside the app but that one got pulled from play store
EDIT: looks like the og one i used is back
I use the app <strong>Swipe for Facebook</strong>: no battery use at all. And a nice added feature it lets me finger print protect my facebook: login-by-fingerprint
I recommend Swipe for Facebook. Best Facebook wrapper that I've come across.
Nici eu nu am, pur si simplu am intrat de pe browser. Iti recomand totusi sa incerci Swipe.
Swipe solves your problems.
Just use swipe to message and use facebook, and disable facebook ASAP. Your phone will thank you for it.
You should try Swipe For Facebook.