New Facebook App For Android Alternatives
Have you read the NEW Facebook terms on their Android app?
You may want too RIGHT now, since Facebook is basically throwing your privacy out the window with their Android App.
I will give you one fact I learned from reading Danny Brown’s post…
“Facebook can now read all your text messages no matter if they are private or not, and can then use that information as they see fit”
As soon as I read that, I removed Facebook, Page Manager and Facebook Messenger of my phone and started looking for alternatives to the Facebook app for Android.
I have to say I was surprised at how little I found, I was thinking there would be 20 or more good options to choose from, but there wasn’t.
This is probably because the Facebook app WAS so damn good… haha that is a BIG was.
But I did find a few good options and I personally tested out 4 and also came up with one option that is working really well for me.
Now, if your privacy matters to YOU, then it may be time to make some changes to how you access Facebook on mobile.
Here are my 5 Alternatives To The New Facebook App for Android!
Fast is a free client and was born from the idea to give a great and full experience even to the less powerful device!
Fast also works as a social reader, you can organize your list and read-share all the stories from your favorite blogs or newspapers.
- Use as a news reader creating your own lists of pages or friends
- Read notifications and manage events
- View videos from YouTube and Facebook directly in the app
- Deep User Interface customization
- Optional Security pin against snoopy
- Download Pictures, Videos and Conversations from Facebook directly in your device
Seesmic for Twitter and Facebook is one of the best Android apps to manage your social networks in one place.
- Mute feature! Remove messages from your timeline based on content (from Twitter, Facebook) or Twitter @usernames (with autocomplete to help you select the right twitter user).
- Full integration of Facebook, including managing and posting to administered Facebook pages
- The best Twitter client on Android, with all the features you need in a simple but powerful interface
- Add a widget so you won’t ever miss a single update, from any service.
Flipster offers full access to the most important Facebook features, just faster and easier to use. It’s free, simple & fun!
- 18 beautiful themes, 30 fonts and 6 font sizes you can make it your own
- Lightning Fast, Flipster is highly optimized for mobile devices and faster than the official Facebook app.
- Access Facebook on your mobile device without giving Facebook access to your private information such as contacts, text messages, emails and calendar.
Friendcaster offers a beautiful interface, lots of unique features and push notifications.
- Full news feed
- Quick access to posting status updates, photos and videos
- Zip It – hide posts by user or application
- Six beautiful themes
- Displays your full size cover photo on the app opening screen
- Support for multiple accounts
I have tried all the apps above and if I had to choose one app as the best, I would say Fast for Facebook, it’s light and fast.
I decided to try something else that I am now using. (Options 5)
Go to Facebook on Chrome and once you are logged in, go to settings and choose “Save to Home Screen”
This will add a Facebook icon on your home screen just like you had when you used the Facebook app.
Now when I want to visit Facebook, I just click the icon and it sends me to the Facebook website in Chrome and functions pretty much the way Facebook does on your desktop.
This works pretty close to how the app functions, so it feels like you still have the app
The only negative so far is normally you can upload a picture to Facebook from your photo gallery, now you can’t since you don’t have the app, you have to go to Facebook then upload it there as if you was on the desktop.
For me, this is a much better option then using the new Facebook app for Android.
Hope these options help you stay safer when using Facebook and TY to Danny for his blog post
To me, my privacy trumps everything, so I don’t mind losing a little convenience or bells and whistles when using Facebook.
The answer isn’t to stop using Facebook, it’s more about managing it, getting the benefits from it, and staying safe at the same time.