How to download Facebook for Android: Many of your friends are subscribed to Facebook, the hugely popular social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg and, after some hesitation, you too have joined them. The fact that you can keep in touch with all your friends, make new acquaintances and follow interesting pages has convinced you in a short time and now, after registering with Facebook from your PC, you would like to know if you can download the social network app too. on your Android smartphone, so you can browse the platform and interact with your contacts when you are not at home.
If this is the case, you will be happy to know that the answer is yes and that in today’s guide I will show you precisely how to download facebook for android: we will see how to do this both through the Play Store, Android’s default virtual store, and through external resources, in case your device does not have a Play Store (it happens, for example, with the Chinese import models). In addition, I will explain how to download other complementary apps to Facebook and how to download the contents on this social network.
In short, if you agree, I would say not to waste any more time chatting and to get to work immediately. All you have to do is sit comfortably and carefully read the tips you will find in the next chapters, so that you can be sure that you will succeed. Since there is nothing more to add, I just have to wish you a good read!
How to download Facebook app for Android
If you want download the Facebook app on your Android smartphone or tablet, what you have to do is carefully read all the procedures that I will describe to you in the next chapters.
To download the Facebook it is necessary to carry out some essential operations first. Self you have properly configured your smartphone or tablet at the time of purchase, many of these will probably not be necessary, but for the sake of accuracy I want to point them out to you.
First, to download an app from the Play Store you need a Google account: if you don’t already have one, I suggest you read my guide on how to create a Google account. If you decide to proceed directly from your Android terminal, the account will be automatically associated with it.
Otherwise, if you have decided to create a Google account from your PC, you will then need to associate it with your Android device. You can proceed with this operation easily, via the menu settings> Accounts of Android, following all the instructions I have given you in my guide dedicated to the subject.
With that done, the next step you need to take is to make sure you have one Internet connection active. This procedure is necessary if you want to download the Facebook app from the Play Store and use it: in fact, Facebook is a social network that requires an Internet connection to view all your content and those of other users in real time.
In this regard, you can connect your Android smartphone or tablet to a Wi-Fi network or to the data network of the SIM. In both cases, if you don’t know how to operate, I suggest you read what I have shown you in my guide on how to connect to the Internet.
Download the app
Now that you are ready to proceed, let’s see together how to download the app Facebook on your smartphone or tablet Android. First, launch the Play Store, pressing on its icon (the one with the symbol of a colorful triangle) located on the home screen or in the drawer (ie the “drawer” with all the applications on your device).
Once this is done, use the search bar at the top to type the word “Facebook”And select the corresponding search result. Alternatively, via your Android device, you can press here to quickly reach the card Facebook in the Play Store.
Now, you just have to press the button Install, to automatically download and install the app on your device. You will find its quick launch icon on the home screen or in the list of installed apps (drawer).
If you have an outdated mobile phone or tablet, the official Facebook app could be “heavy”: for this reason, the developers of this social network have created a “lighter” app called Facebook Lite, which you can download at this link.
Do not find the Play Store? Probably your smartphone or tablet is imported and, therefore, the Google services are not present by default. In any case, don’t worry: you can download the Facebook app via the appropriate file APK– This file is a data package containing all the elements needed to install and enable an Android app to function.
To install the APK packages you need to enable theinstallation from unknown sources, as by default Android blocks the addition of apps outside the default store. Therefore, launch the app Settings and select the items Security and privacy> More> Install unknown apps from the menu that opens. Now, press the web browser name and move up ON the lever next to the wording Allow app installation.
Next, hit the APKMirror website , a reliable portal that contains a database with numerous apps in APK format. Once this is done, use themagnifying glass icon, at the top, to type the term “Facebook“; at this point, in the section where you are directed, press the card APPS and tap on the app named Facebook (or Facebook Lite).
If you have any difficulty finding the tab of these apps, I can recommend you press here to view the section related to the app Facebook on APKMirror or press here, if you are interested in Facebook Lite.
At this point, scroll down the screen and locate the section All Versions. What you have to do now is to press on the latest stable version on which neither the wording is shown Beta nor that Alpha. Once this is done, locate the box Download, tap on compatible version with your device and finally presses the button APK Download, to start downloading the APK file.
When the download is complete, on the message that is shown on the screen, press the button OK and then on You open. Once this is done, on the next screen, tap on Install and finally on You open to complete the procedure.
Sign up for Facebook
Now that you’ve installed the app on your Android smartphone or tablet, it’s time to log in with your Facebook account. If you don’t have an account for this social network, you can run the on-screen wizard to register one. Alternatively, you can read what I explained to you in this my guide dedicated to the subject.
Once this is done, all you have to do is simply enter your login details in the appropriate fields that you see on the login screen of the Facebook app, in order to access your account. In case you want to know more about how to perform this procedure on your Android device, I suggest you read my guide on how to access Facebook.
How to download other Facebook apps for Android
In addition to the official Facebook app to view the contents published on this social network, there are also other apps made by the same company, which perform specific functions. For example, if you want to chat with your friends you will need it Messenger, while to manage your Facebook page, you will need to equip yourself with the app Business Suite.
To chat with your Facebook friends on your Android smartphone or tablet, you will need to install the app Messenger. To download it, you must keep in mind that you must first meet all the requirements that I have indicated to you in this chapter.
Having said that, to download the app Messenger, you can search for its name in the Play Store, using the search bar located at the top. Alternatively, to speed up this search, press here directly from your Android device, in order to view the Messenger app tab on the Play Store.
If your smartphone or tablet is outdated, fear not: even in this case, the Facebook developers have created a “lighter” version of this app that can run on older devices. Speaking of which, you can press here, to access the app card Messenger Lite on the Play Store.
After you have viewed the app card Messenger or Messenger Lite, simply press the button Install, to start the download and, then, the installation.
In case you are unable to perform the procedures indicated in the previous lines, as your device does not have the Play Store, you can install via APK. In this case, I would like to point out the possibility of carrying out this procedure through APKMirror, reaching this link for the card Messenger or this other link for Messenger Lite.
If you want to know how to proceed with the installation of these apps via APK, I suggest you read what I have already explained to you in detail in a previous chapter.
Facebook Business Suite
If you are an administrator of a Facebook page, you may be interested in using the app Facebook Business Suite (formerly the Pages Manager), which collects all the tools you can use to manage your page on Facebook and Instagram.
You can download this app from the Play Store by tapping on this link from your smartphone or tablet or by searching for its name in the Play Store, using the search bar located at the top. In the card of Facebook Business Suite, you must then press the key Install, in order to start the download and, consequently, the installation of the app.
If you don’t have the option to get the app Facebook Business Suite from the Play Store, you can proceed with this operation via file APK. As I explained to you in the previous chapters regarding the other apps of this social network, you can download the app’s APK file Facebook Business Suite from alternative stores.
To download the file and proceed with its installation on your Android device, I recommend that you consult what I have already illustrated in detail in this chapter.
Download Facebook content on Android
All content available on Facebook, such as i video or the Images, can be easily downloaded by following some tricks, which allow you to do this without downloading third-party tools.
In other cases, however, for some types of content or to make the download process easier, it is preferable to use some third-party tools: do not worry, because whatever path you decide to take, there I will be the one to explain step by step the procedures you will need to carry out.
In this regard, I can recommend some guides I wrote on this topic, which will surely be useful for downloading specific Facebook content: in detail, I recommend you read my guides on how to download videos from facebook, how to save photos from facebook, how to download albums from facebook and the one on how to download gifs from facebook.