How to install Facebook for free: You just bought a new smartphone and, after hearing so much from your friends about the social network Facebook, you have decided to install this app on your device. To do this, however, you would like a hand, as you are not very familiar with technology and, moreover, you have doubted that this service may be paid.
If this is the case, I have some very good news to give you: it is possible install Facebook for free and use it at no cost without any kind of limitation (as the social network earns from the advertising and investments that companies and professionals make in the latter). So, all you have to do is continue reading this tutorial, as, over the next few lines, I will explain in detail the steps to take to install Facebook on your device, be it an Android terminal, an iPhone or an iPad. In addition, I will also explain how to install the Facebook app for free on computers equipped with Windows 10, via the Microsoft Store.
Having said that, are you eager to discover the advice I have prepared for you? Yup? Very good! So I suggest you sit down comfortably and, smartphone or tablet in hand, take a few minutes of your time to read this tutorial. Are you ready to get started? Perfect: I wish you a good read!
Install Facebook for free on Android
If you own a smartphone or tablet Android, for install Facebook for free the first thing you need to do is log in to the Play Store, i.e. the virtual store of devices with Google’s mobile operating system installed. To do this, go to the home screen of your device or in the drawer (the screen where there are the icons of all the apps installed), look for the colored icon ▶ ︎ named Play Store and press on it.
Now, in the text field that is shown to you, type Facebook and then press the button magnifying glass on the virtual keyboard of your device, to confirm the search. Wait a few moments, so that the list of apps referring to the typed keyword is shown, and presses the icon of Facebook you see indicated. Next, tap the button Install and then on I accept, in order to start the automatic download and installation procedure of the app Facebook on your device.
If it is your intention to speed up the execution of these steps press here, acting directly from your Android smartphone or tablet, in such a way as to connect to the section of the Google Play Store dedicated to the Facebook app and then follow the steps indicated above.
Once installation is complete, start the app by pressing on You open, or go to the home screen of your device and tap on the icon Facebook, to start the social network on your device in record time. To access the contents of the social network and interact with other users, you will need to create an account: a procedure that I have explained to you in great detail in this tutorial of mine.
In case you fail to install Facebook on Android via the Play Store, you can follow an alternative procedure that involves downloading the file APK application, so that you can later install it.
To do this, you need to download the Facebook installation file via third-party websites (for example APK Mirror) and also make sure you’ve previously enabled the ability to install apps from unknown origins on your device, i.e. that they come from sources other than the Play Store.
In case you have to do this last operation, go to the section Settings of Android (the icon of thegear located on the home screen), tap on the item Safety and then move up ON the lever that you find in correspondence with the item Unknown origins, possibly confirming the operation, in case you are requested.
If you have an Android device with a newer version of the operating system you must, instead, go to the menu Settings> Security and privacy > Other > Install unknown apps and then select the app or browser you intend to use to install the APK package and move the lever to ON, in correspondence with the wording Allow app installation.
Once this is done, connect to the APK Mirror website to get the Facebook: in the screen that is shown to you, locate the most recent version of the app and tap the icon of down arrow. Then press the button APK Download and wait for the file to download; eventually, in case you are asked, confirm the download by clicking on OK. If you are also asked which application you want to use to download the file in question, select the one that refers to the browser you are using.
Now wait for the download to finish and then start the downloaded file, via the app Download of Android or an app of File Manager installed by you (such as Google files). Once this is done, click on the downloaded file and install it, first pressing on Install and then on end.
At the end of the installation you can start the Facebook app by pressing on its icon added to the home screen and / or to the drawer of your device. To find out how to register on the social network, then refer to this tutorial of mine.
Install Facebook for free on iOS
If you own a iPhone or a iPad and it is your intention to install the app for free Facebook, go to the home screen of your device and start theApp Store (it is the light blue icon that has a stylized “A” in the center). Next, press on the voice Near placed at the bottom and type Facebook in the text field at the top of the screen.
Once this is done, press on the corresponding search result and then tap on the app icon to view its preview card. Now, tap the button Get placed next to the app and then install the app using the Face ID, Touch or password of your iCloud account.
If it is your intention to speed up the execution of the steps I have just indicated you can also press here from your iPhone or iPad, in order to connect directly to the App Store section dedicated to the app in question.
Once the automatic installation is complete, click on the button You open, to start the app via the App Store, or presses on its icon added to the home screen, to use it immediately. As for the social network registration procedure, follow the instructions in my tutorial dedicated to the topic.
Other Facebook apps for Android and iOS
In addition to the official app of Facebook for Android and iOS, you may need to install other apps related to the popular social network as well, depending on what your needs are. In this regard, I indicate below some of the main useful and interesting complementary apps (all official).
- Facebook Messenger – is the official Facebook instant messaging application, which allows you to chat with Facebook friends and exchange text, voice and multimedia messages with them, as well as files in real time. The application is free and available for both Android that for iOS.
- Facebook Business Suite – is the application you need to better manage the pages created on Facebook and Instagram. The app is free and available for both Android that for iPhone / iPad
- Facebook Lite – it is a lighter version of the Facebook app that consumes less data traffic and takes up less space in the device memory. It is designed for less performing smartphones from a hardware point of view and for slow internet connections. The app is free and for the moment it is only available for Android.
- Messenger Lite – this is the version of Messenger optimized to consume less, both in terms of space and Internet traffic, compared to the “normal” application of Facebook Messenger. The app is free and, for the moment, only available for Android.
Install Facebook on Windows 10
If you have a computer with an operating system Windows 10 you can install the Facebook through Microsoft Store. To do this, first start the Windows 10 default virtual store, via Cortana’s search bar, then click on the magnifying glass at the top and type, inside the text field that is shown to you, the term Facebook.
Then click on the search result that is presented to you and install the app by pressing the button Install, corresponding to its preview tab. Now wait a few minutes for the download to take place correctly and, at the end of this automatic procedure, press the button Start, to start the app and start using it.
You can perform the exact same procedure to install the application Messenger through which you can always keep in touch by computer with friends registered in the famous social network of Mark Zuckerberg. Finally, I remind you that to use Facebook from Windows and macOS computers, you can also connect directly to his official website or the one dedicated to his instant messaging service.