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Install Facebook Home with Non US Google Play Account and Run It on Not Supported Android Device

Yes, facebook home is now available for 5 phones officially as if now which includes HTC One, HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Note 2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 yes facebook has really made it difficult right now as firstly anyone as if now with a non US google play store account cannot download Facebook home but yes there is a way around it.

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Another limitation is that facebook home will not support your android phone if it is not one the above mention names including some HTC and Samsung android phones, yes it will not even work in sony xperia z as well, but again there is way around to overcome this limitation as well but you will need to have your phone rooted for the same.

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Pre Requisites For Installing Facebook On Your Supported or Non Supported Android Phone

You will need to install Facebook app from google play store or need to update from google play store to the latest version available and then you need to install facebook messenger which will also have the chat heads feature which you can also use without facebook home support as well.

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Download Facebook Home APK File and Install It on Your Android Phone

Now, facebook home can be downloaded in US Google Play store but if you live outside US, you can download the official APK file which can be used to install facebook home on any android phone, in order to download the file head over this page

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Run Facebook Home on Your Non Supported Android Phone [ Root Required ]

To do that, you must root your phone and edit the build.prop file to make the phone identify as a supported model. Initially you will see the error saying facebook home is not supported on your device when you try to run it after installing.

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How To Enable Facebook Home and Install It If Your Device Is Supported

Now if you have an android phone which is one of the supported device which can run facebook home, you just need to access the settings in new facebook app

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Under settings scroll down to locate Facebook Home to enable it and then it will redirect you to google play store from where you can download facebook home launcher.

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As per the initial response from facebook, they said it will increase the number of supported devices as time goes on. With any luck, the company will also increase the roll-out footprint to include more countries. If you.

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Tips

Change Who Can See or Comment on Facebook Status Update on iPhone

For all the iPhone users who love to tweet on Twitter or update their status on Facebook have some restrictions. For Example, if you want to see the trends on the twitter to tweet about then you will have to open the application and then tweet about it, similarly if you wish to tag any of your friend or a page then you cannot do that by the shortcut widget available in the notification center, you will have to go to the application to do the same. But recently I observed a change in the features of the widget for Facebook, which was not available before.

Now while updating a Status via that notification center widget you can manage the group of users to which it will be displayed. I know this is very much familiar when you are doing that on your desktop or using the Facebook application for iPhone, but in this post we will mention about the way in which you can do that while posting anything from the widget. Take a look at the steps mentioned below.

Tap the button named ‘Tap to Post’ on the notification center.

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A windows will appear wherein you can enter the text and then on the right hand side bottom corner of that window, you will see the group of the audience selected by default to see you status update. Tap it.

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You can see all the groups created by your for the friends in your account, tap on any one of them you want to.

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That’s it the group has been selected and made as default now every time you will post an update it will go for the same audience unless you follow the same steps and then change the group. I hope you will like this feature being pointed out by us. Please let us know if there is something added to the widget section. We expect to see some more features as available to the Facebook user in that widget section in the next iOS update.

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[How To] Delete Messages in Chat Thread in iPhone Facebook Messenger

As mentioned earlier in the post where I have mentioned the way to mark any chat as Unread, the deletion of a chat thread is not possible in the Facebook messenger application or the main Facebook application (used for the news feeds). But even if you cannot delete the whole thread you can delete certain messages in the chat thread but they are deleted one by one and there is not provision of deleting them in lump. In this post we will discuss the method which will help you to delete the messages one by one.

Open the application and then enter the chat thread, and then tap and hold any of the single chat sent to you. If you will just tap the chat then you will be directed to another page where you will see the detailed information about that chat message which may include the location from which it was sent and the medium which was used to send it. So, tap and hold for the correct options, you will see delete option popped up, it is like copy and paste option which are usually popped up when we tap and hold any text on the webpage or in any other application.

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It will ask the confirmation as this step cannot not be undone again.

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Conclusion

This way you can delete a single message from the chat thread but it will not go away as soon as you delete it will be there unless and until you refresh the messenger app. The same steps can be performed when you intend to do the same with Facebook main application. We will try to find a tweak which can help you to delete all the threads from the messenger application.

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[How To] Report Bug in Facebook iPhone App

Few days back I saw a problem with the settings of my Facebook page, it was something wrong on behalf of Facebook and at that time I was in a bus using my Facebook mobile application. So, how to report this problem to the Facebook team as fast and handy as possible. There is straight forward provision available for this problem in the Facebook application and in this post we will talk about.

From the home screen of your Facebook application tap the options key.

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Now scroll down to the last options available among those options. Select the option named ‘Report a Bug’.

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Now you can see there 3 major sub-options inside this feature, now let me explain their significance.

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The first option named as ‘Send Feedback’, this option is similar to the one we do with all the applications available on the iPhone App Store, it is like rating them. So, you can put appreciation or depreciation in this section.

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The option available in the middle is the ‘Report a Problem’, Now if you faced any problem with your profile photo or status update or anything related to the features available on this Facebook application then report it here. I had the problem with the Page manager application by Facebook so I chose the appropriate product ‘Page’ and then filed the report.

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The third option is basically a tutorial section where you will learn How to block anyone or how to report abuse or other feature available for the Facebook users.

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These are some of the vital features available on the Facebook application for iPhone and most of the times users are not aware about it. Use them if you face any problem with the Facebook features and let us know if you any problem while doing so.

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Search Friends in Facebook Group on iPhone Facebook Messenger

The Facebook messenger has been updated keeping in mind about the groups on Facebook chat, now it is little easier for the users to search the group customize their names and see the groups in their chat list. Honestly I have never liked Facebook for their chatting features as compared to the GTalk which never shows the message not send symbol to the users (which happens quite often in Facebook). In this post we will discuss about all the new features introduced and how to use them.

Tapping on the right hand side icon you can see the list of the people who are online and now while scrolling down you will see the group chat name also and then below it you will see the names of the users who are offline but approachable through their Facebook messenger applications on their phone.

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Secondly now you can change the name of the group by tapping on the bar at the top of the group. You will be taken to the info page of this chat group you will be able to change the name of the group and in the same you can do this if you are using the Facebook application to chat rather than the messenger.

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Another great feature is about the searching of these groups where you can now search a group on the basis of their member. For example, if you search for the name of your friend then the search result will be occupied by its name as the first results and then the groups’ name will be displayed in which he and you are the members. This is actually a good feature in the messenger and I am not sure whether it is available in the Facebook application or not.

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As reported by AppAdvice, the change in the icon of the application has also been visualized but as of now I cannot see that happening at my end.

Conclusion

The features are good and it is really handy to chat on the Facebook messenger now, obviously users are always willing to chat and interact with the friends at one point rather than being scrambled, the chatting feature of Facebook has always been an issue. But with these new features slowly being implemented are creating a better experience for the users on Facebook.

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Mark Chat Thread as Unread in iPhone Facebook Messenger

Facebook messenger is little complicated as it offers lots of restriction when compared with the desktop version of Facebook messaging. One of the biggest problem in the Facebook messenger OS application is the unavailability of the deleting feature. You cannot delete any chat thread on the application and moreover the options like archiving the whole chat thread or marking it as unread are also in the application. In this post we will mention a method with the help of which you will be able to mark any message as unread.

Open the Facebook messenger application and then locate the chat which you want to mark as Unread. Now tap and hold the chat, unless you see 2 options as mentioned below in the screenshot. Now select the option of marking it as Unread and if the selected chat is already unread then you will see only one option instead of these two which will be ‘Archive Thread’.

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That’s it the conversation will be marked as Unread and now if you want to do the same thing when you are using the Facebook main application rather than the Messenger application then follow the same steps as mentioned above.

Bonus Tip

As you can see that you do not have the provision to delete any chat from the messenger application or the main Facebook application. So, I will suggest you to use the same steps mentioned above and then hide those chats from the main screen by archiving them and then when you are using the desktop version then you can delete them in future.

Conclusion

The method mentioned above is difficult to unravel in the Facebook application as you cannot see them with the other options of muting the notifications. We will also try to find the way of deleting the single messages available in the chat thread and we will keep you updated on the same.

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[Solved] Cannot Sign In Facebook Messenger After Updating iOS App

Facebook Messenger has been updated but this built has for some of the users, I personally faced an issue after upgrading this application. In the screenshot mentioned below you can see that the application my iPhone is connected to a WiFi network but this application is not able to sign-in, infact it shows the error of network.

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I restarted the phone and then tried to login again but this also not worked, whereas all the other application (including Facebook app) were working perfectly on my phone. Now I tried to delete this application and then install it again from the App Store, the issue did not get resolved then also. In this post I will tell you the simple solution which can help you to get issue resolved.

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To get this problem resolved, try to connect any other WiFi network if you have any nearby (the problem might still persist). If it is still not over then take the help of mobile network to login that application and it will work then, it worked in my case.

This is a small bug and for this you do not have to do anything else, the change the source of the data packet on your phone by just changing the network (whether any other WiFi or Cellular Data). If you have faced any other problem after upgrading this application then please let us know in the comments section.

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How To Send Recorded Audio From Using Facebook App

You can use Whatsapp to send the voice recording, but we all know that Whatsapp is confined to mobile usage that too when registered with a phone number (so you cannot use that on tablets which does not have any SIM support), whereas Facebook is available on all the possible gadgets available using iOS or android or Blackberry or Windows Phone OS. So, it is quite obvious that exchanging files are always better than doing the same through some other application due to the reason that it will always be there stored under your reach even if that mobile application gets deleted accidentally from your phone.

Recently Facebook has provided the feature of free voice calling to their users in US and we hope that it will be available to rest of users in a while. Meanwhile, they have provided the feature of sending the voice recordings from their phone. Obviously, you can share any type of file with Facebook users when you are using it on desktop but while using the mobile application, you can specifically send the voice message by a new feature recently introduced.

Open the message section and select the user to which you need to send that voice message, you can select the group of members to do the same. Click the ‘+’ sign to send any multimedia file and then select the appropriate option of Record Voice.

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Now on the next screen, record the voice message by tapping and then holding the recording button. The moment you lift your finger it will stop the recording send that file to the user.

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After touching that recording button if you want to cancel the recording then instead of lifting your finger slide that button and it will be cancelled.

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Else it will be sent as mentioned below.
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Conclusion

Countries where voicemails are not available this feature can play a great role, as now you can leave short messages anytime you want to without going through the pain of recording them separately through any other application and then attaching them in the mail to send it. The only flaw which I feel is that the voice recording is of low quality and has huge amount of noise behind the mail recording.

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Make Notifications For Facebook Messenger on iPhone For Some Hours or All Time

Facebook Messenger application specially designed for the users to chat over it has been improving over couple of months in the past. Now they have the provision to send the voice recording to the other users but the only problem I feel in this feature is that the recording will only take place till you place your finger over the recording button, but still the feature is there and I hope that this restriction of keeping your finger over the recording button while recording is to make the recording short (which is easy to send and receive). Now when the features are improving, the users have been using it in preference to the other IM applications because as the phrase goes ‘everyone is on Facebook.’

But what to do not want to block a certain friend of yours but he keep on bugging you through the day on your Facebook messenger. You will definitely to switch off the notification with respect to that particular user rather than muting the whole application. In post we will tell you the method by which you will be able to mute a particular chat for a fixed period of time or if you want than you will be able to mute the whole application which can be required when you are busy in a meeting. Before proceeding further let me tell you that the notification will be muted for a particular period of time and after you will start receiving the notification again.

Steps Performed To Mute Facebook iPhone Chat Message

Open the messenger application and then open the chat, now tap the icon on the right hand side top corner.

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Now tap the notification field and then you will see the options for muting that particular user.
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If you wish to mute that particular user forever then the first option is very much appropriate or for the fixed period of time, the other 2 options are good to go.

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But if you want to mute the application for 8 hours then come to the home page of the application and then tap the highlighted option, which will show you the list of users available online.
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Now tap the gear icon and then toggle the status of the notification field.
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Here you will have only one option, which is muting the notification for 8 hours.

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That’s all the options you have to mute the application and once that fixed span of time is over you will be able to receive the notifications and if mean while you opened the application, then on the very first screen you will be notified the way mentioned below.

Conclusion

We have mentioned the way to mute the application, but that involves lot of time and moreover you will never want to mute the application permanently. So take these steps as the best way to mute the chat for a certain period of time. If you have Facebook application installed on your iPhone then you must also be getting notified by that application if anyone pings you over the chat, I am not sure if muting the messenger the application mutes the notification on Facebook application too.

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How To Untag Yourself In Photos In Facebook on iPhone

Now untagging yourself from the Facebook application on iPhone was challenge for me because you will not find any option directly indicating that ‘you can untag yourself’. In this post we will share about a method with the help of which you can untag yourself from any of the photograph from Facebook application of iOS. Nowadays when people have smart gadgets in their hands, they do not prefer to open their laptop or computer and sit in front of them for Facebook whole day and so when they get tagged on any image (while they are on move), then they should have the option to take that down if they don’t like it.

Procedure to Remove From a Tagged Photo on Facebook on iPhone

The steps are simple but it is not visible or easily approachable for the users. So, first of all reach out to that photo and then tap down finger on that image, do not lift your finger unless you see the options as mentioned below.

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Now select the option ‘Report Photo’ and then you will be directed to a webpage, where you can either repost abuse for that image or you can un-tag yourself from that image and then press continue. You will not see that image in your timeline or in your photos section any more. This feature is important for the phones specially when you do not have the option to hide any images of your from your timeline which is available in the desktop version of Facebook. So, the least you can do is un-tag yourself.
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Conclusion

This feature is a very important feature because you may never know when you get tagged in an unwanted image and if you are not able to take an action at that moment of time then it might become a problem for you. Unluckily this feature is not available in the mobile web version of Facebook.