“I recently created a Facebook account after a long absence from the social media service. After I created my account I promptly installed the Facebook app and the Messenger app on my iOS devices,” Jim Lynch writes for CIO “I shouldn’t have bothered, Facebook’s iOS apps are a pain in the rear end and aren’t worth installing.”
“If Messenger is so great then why didn’t Facebook just offer it as an extra option for those who would appreciate and enjoy its features? The rest of us could have just used basic messaging in the Facebook iOS app and skipped having to switch back and forth between the main Facebook app and Messenger,” Lynch writes. “Another problem with the Facebook app on iOS is that it somehow manages to screw up the volume level on some people’s iPhones.”
“The easiest way around the problems of the Facebook apps is to skip installing them on your iOS devices,” Lynch writes. “If you want to use Facebook, just login via Safari on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Facebook works perfectly in Safari, and you have the added benefit of being able to send and receive messages the usual way instead of having to fiddle with Messenger.”
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