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Have you recently purchased your first smartphone or tablet and would like to  install Facebook to keep in touch with your friends even on the move? Have you bought a mobile device with a different operating system from the one you were previously using but can’t figure out how to download the Facebook app? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I would say that you have landed on the right guide, at the right time. I can explain to you how to succeed in the enterprise, through this tutorial of mine.

In the following lines, in fact, we will find out how to carry out the procedure in question from Android and iOS. I will also show you how to download Facebook on Windows 10 (the only computer OS for which the social network application is officially available) and what are the other apps made available by Mark Zuckerberg and his team to which you may possibly be interested.

Before indicating all the various steps that need to be taken, however, I would like to point out that, even if it may seem the opposite, carrying out this operation is very simple and intuitive and, moreover, only requires a few minutes of free time. So take a few moments for yourself, make yourself comfortable and immediately start reading the instructions on what to do below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to say that you are very happy and satisfied. Let it bet?

Install Facebook on Android

Do you have a smartphone or tablet Android and you want to find out how to install Facebook on your device? Then follow the instructions you find right below. As also said at the beginning, this is an extremely simple operation to perform.

Classic procedure

If you have a smartphone or tablet based on Android and you want to find out how to install Facebook, all you have to do is connect to the appropriate section of the  Play Store , the official store of applications for the Google mobile operating system, and download it. from there.

So, grab your device, unlock it, access the screen of the same where there are the icons of all the applications installed, look for the one in the Play Store (that is the one with the multicolored “play” symbol) and press on it. In the new screen that at this point is shown to you, press the search field at the top, type facebook  and press the button with the magnifying glass that appeared on the virtual keyboard of the device.

Wait a few moments for the list of applications referring to the previously entered keyword to be shown and presses on the first application shown in the list. Now wait for the section of the Google Play Store relating to the Facebook app to open, then press the Install button and the  Accept button , in order to start the download and installation procedure.

Once the procedure is complete, you can start the app by tapping the Open button which in the meantime has appeared on the Play Store screen or by going back to the Android screen through which you can view all the apps installed on the device and pressing the Facebook icon ( the one with the blue background and the “f” imprinted on it).

Then log in to your Facebook account by filling in the fields on the screen with your login data or, if you do not yet have an account, register by pressing the appropriate button and follow the guided procedure that is proposed to you, as I have indicated in detail. in my guide on how to sign up for Facebook on your mobile.

If you are unable to install Facebook because no Google account is yet associated with your Android smartphone or tablet (it is practically essential to access the Play Store), you can find out how to solve the problem by following the instructions in my guide on how to download Android applications. .

If, on the other hand, you are unable to download the Facebook app on your Android device because the Play Store is missing on the latter (which generally occurs on devices distributed by cheaper manufacturers due to timing and costs related to Google certifications ), you can easily fix it by following the instructions in my tutorial on how to install Play Store on Android.

Alternative procedure

How to install Facebook

If the Play Store is not present on your Android smartphone or tablet or if, despite being available, you are unable to use it to download Facebook, you can easily remedy this by installing the app using its APK file .

To do this, you must enable, in the Android settings, the possibility of installing apps from unknown sources on the device, i.e. from sources other than the Play Store, and you must download the Facebook installation file via third-party websites. .

In the first case, all you have to do is grab your device, unlock it, access the screen where all the apps are and tap the Settings icon (the one with the gear ). In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, tap on the Security item or on that Screen. lock and security  and move to ON the lever that you find in correspondence with the item Unknown sources or Unknown sources  . If necessary, confirm the operation by tapping OK in response to the warning you see appear on the screen.

If you have a device with Android 8.0 or higher , however, you must go to Settings> Apps and notifications , tap on the item relating to the browser from which you intend to download the APK package (eg. Google Chrome ), press the Install unknown apps section and bring the lever corresponding to the item Allow from this source to ON .

Then, visit the website you want to get the Facebook APK package from and download it to your device from there. Among the various portals used for this purpose, I personally recommend  APK Mirror . So connect to the section of the latter dedicated to Facebook and, in the screen that is shown to you, locate the most recent version of the app and tap the down arrow icon .

Next, select the variant of the app you want to download from the Download section that you find by scrolling the page, tap the Download APK button   and wait for the file to download. If prompted, confirm the download by pressing OK  in response to the warning you see appear. If you are also asked which application you intend to use to download the file in question, select the one related to the browser you are using.

Once the download is complete, start the file obtained using the Android Download app or any other file manager installed on the device (eg Google Files ), press the name of the downloaded file and install it, first pressing the Install button  and then on that  End .

Once the installation procedure is complete, you can start the Facebook app by tapping its icon added to the device screen where all the applications are grouped. It was easy, wasn’t it?

Install Facebook on iOS

How to install Facebook

If you have an iOS device , be it iPhone or iPad, and it is your intention to install Facebook, the first thing you need to do is connect to the appropriate section of the App Store , the application store for Apple’s mobile operating system, and run the download via the latter.

So, grab your device, unlock it, access the home screen and press the App Store icon (the blue one with the letter “A” in the center), press the Search item located at the bottom right, type  facebook  in the search field  at the top of the screen and tap the Search button that appeared on the virtual keyboard.

Subsequently, presses on the first search result and then tap on the Get / Install button . Therefore, authorize the app download and installation procedure via Touch ID , Face ID or password (depending on the device model you own and as defined in the iOS settings).

Once the installation procedure is complete, you can start the application by pressing the button with the word Open  which in the meantime has appeared on the App Store screen. Alternatively, go to the home screen and start Facebook by tapping on its icon (the one with the blue background and the “f” imprinted on it).

Then log in  to your Facebook account by filling in the fields on the screen with your login details or, if you do not yet have an account, register by tapping the appropriate button and following the guided procedure that is proposed to you, as I have indicated in detail. in my guide on how to sign up for Facebook from your mobile that I reported to you in the step focused on Android .

If you are having difficulty using the App Store, you can try to resolve the issues by following the directions provided in my guide on how to create an Apple ID.

Install Facebook on Windows 10

How to install Facebook

As I told you at the beginning of the article, you can also install Facebook on your computer, using the app officially made available by the social network for Windows 10 . To download it to your computer, all you have to do is connect to the relevant section of the Microsoft Store , the official application store for Windows 10, and download it from there.

So, click on the Microsoft Store icon (the one with the shopping bag and the Windows flag) on ​​the taskbar and, in the window that opens on the desktop, click on the Search item at the top right and type facebook in the search field that appears. Then press the Enter key on the computer keyboard and select the first app in the list among those displayed.

In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, click on the Get button and wait for the download and installation procedure to be started and completed. Next, open the application by clicking on the Open button that appeared on the screen. Alternatively, call up Facebook from the Start menu , by pressing on the relative link just added.

Once the Facebook window is displayed on the desktop, fill in the fields on the screen with the data relating to your account to log in or, if you do not yet have a profile on the social network, register immediately by clicking on the appropriate button and following the guided procedure that is proposed to you, as I also explained to you in my tutorial on how to register on Facebook.

If you are unable to download applications from the Microsoft Store because you have not yet created a Microsoft account (it is essential to access the Microsoft Store) with which to log in from the latter, you can read my guide on how to create a Microsoft account to find out immediately how to fix it. .

Install other Facebook apps

To conclude, as they say, I would like to point out other apps for smartphones and tablets and for Windows 10 directly linked to the famous social network that you can consider using. They are all free. Here they are.

  • Facebook Messenger  ( Android / iOS / Windows 10 ) – is essentially the Facebook chat app. In fact, it allows you to chat with your Facebook friends and exchange messages and files with them in real time.
  • Facebook Business Suite  ( Android / iOS ) – app that allows you to create and manage pages on Facebook and Instagram directly from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Facebook Groups  ( Android / iOS ) – application that allows you to manage and communicate with Facebook groups in a very simple and fast way.
  • Facebook Lite ( Android ) – as you can guess from the name itself, is the “lightened” variant of the classic Facebook app. It is specifically designed for the least performing devices from the hardware point of view and for slow Internet connections.
  • Messenger Lite ( Android ) – this is the lite version of the Facebook Messenger app. As in the case of Facebook Lite, the app is designed for less performing smartphones and tablets in terms of hardware and for less performing Internet connections.