How to Uninstall Facebook for Android

Introduction

Sometimes it can become necessary to remove the Facebook app, either due to incompatibilities, crashes, or because it uses too much data.

This guide will walk you through uninstalling the Facebook app from your Android device, and offer an option to continue using Facebook from your built-in web browser on your device, which has a lot fewer issues.

Facebook icon.

1 Uninstall Facebook

There are 2 ways to uninstall Facebook, and any other app, from your Android device.

From Homescreen

If you see the icon for Facebook on your Android device's home screen, follow these steps.

  1. Tap and hold the Facebook icon for a few seconds. Do not let go of the icon.
    Facebook icon.
  2. Continue to hold the Facebook icon. Two new options will appear at the top of your screen. Drag the Facebook icon to Uninstall, then let go.
    Dragging Facebook icon to Uninstall.
  3. When asked if you wish to uninstall Facebook, select OK.
    Uninstall Facebook prompt with OK highlighted.

From Apps Settings

If you're unable to locate the Facebook icon, or have problems dragging the icon to Uninstall, use this method.

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
    Settings with Apps highlighted.
  3. Select Facebook.
    Apps list with Facebook highlighted.
  4. Select Uninstall.
    Facebook App with Uninstall highlighted.
  5. When asked if you wish to uninstall Facebook, select OK.
    Uninstall Facebook prompt with OK highlighted.

? Do you wish to continue using Facebook on your Android device?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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Sometimes it can become necessary to remove the Facebook app, either due to incompatibilities, crashes, or because it uses too much data.

This guide will walk you through uninstalling the Facebook app from your Android device, and offer an option to continue using Facebook from your built-in web browser on your device, which has a lot fewer issues.

Facebook icon.

There are 2 ways to uninstall Facebook, and any other app, from your Android device.

From Homescreen

If you see the icon for Facebook on your Android device's home screen, follow these steps.

  1. Tap and hold the Facebook icon for a few seconds. Do not let go of the icon.
    Facebook icon.
  2. Continue to hold the Facebook icon. Two new options will appear at the top of your screen. Drag the Facebook icon to Uninstall, then let go.
    Dragging Facebook icon to Uninstall.
  3. When asked if you wish to uninstall Facebook, select OK.
    Uninstall Facebook prompt with OK highlighted.

From Apps Settings

If you're unable to locate the Facebook icon, or have problems dragging the icon to Uninstall, use this method.

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
    Settings with Apps highlighted.
  3. Select Facebook.
    Apps list with Facebook highlighted.
  4. Select Uninstall.
    Facebook App with Uninstall highlighted.
  5. When asked if you wish to uninstall Facebook, select OK.
    Uninstall Facebook prompt with OK highlighted.

You can continue to use Facebook after uninstalling the App, using your built-in browser. Using Facebook this way results in a lot fewer crashes (if any), faster performance, and greatly improved battery life. Keep in mind, you won't get notifications from Facebook, though.

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
    Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type in https://www.facebook.com/, then either choose the address from the drop-down, or push the right arrow on your keyboard for return.
    Browser showing Facebook URL.
  3. Once you are on the Facebook page, select the 3-dots menu in the top-right corner.
    Browser on Facebook page with menu highlighted.
  4. Select Add to Home screen.
    Browser menu with Add to Home screen highlighted.
  5. The name will automatically fill-in, but you are welcome to adjust it to your liking if you wish. When done, select Add.
    Add to Home screen dialog with Add highlighted.

You can use Facebook from your mobile web browser without it using anywhere near as much battery, without notifications, and in many cases it will be much more stable.

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