Facebook App for iPhone, iPad Has HORRIBLE Ratings, Many are Disappointed
You’d think that such a company like Facebook is bound to make everything great, since it has such a lot of cash at its disposal. iPhone and iPad users are still disappointed on the performance of the app. Here’s what they have been saying.
Facebook’s foray into the mobile business isn’t turning as great as the company was expecting. There seem to be plenty of problems linked to the official iOS Facebook performance. iPhone and iPad users are complaining about the current app version.
According to Facebook, from version 14.9 of the official app for iPhone and iPad users, here are the ongoing changes:
“Thanks for using Facebook! To make our app better for you, we bring updates to the App Store every 4 weeks. If you have iOS7 or up, you can update the app automatically (without checking back here) by going to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads and turning on Updates. Every update of our Facebook app includes improvements for speed and reliability. As other new features become available, we’ll highlight those for you in the app.”
However, it seems that the latest version isn’t making such a good impression, as it has received a rating of just 1.5 stars out of 5 from a feedback received from more than 6,000 users. All the Facebook version have a cumulated rating of 3.5.
Here’s one of the most extensive complaints, where a certain user is complaining about the poor transition to iOS 8:
“The update to the app for iOS 8 is horrible. The app constantly shuts down as soon as it’s launched. The news feed seems to just be getting worse. After refreshing, it will say there are no new updates in the last few hours and pull in updates from days ago (that haven’t been commented on or updated so it’s obviously a glitch)…after trying to refresh several times I’ll go to “most recent” and low and behold, there have been new updates in the past few hours.
Why would I want to see a status from two days ago instead of a status from 5 minutes ago? I’m on Facebook everyday, I saw that status two days ago…I don’t need to keep seeing it. The Messenger app is still trash. Why do I want two apps to do what one app can do? Not to mention all the privacy issues.
Ugh. I can’t wait for another social network site to come along and leave Facebook in the dust…kind of like what Facebook did to MySpace. Facebook was so much better during its first years when only college students could join. Now it’s become a gathering place for old people and advertisers. I understand the need to grow/change and make money, but how about sticking to the original core concept along the way or at least giving us the option to opt out of all your new “innovations”…”
Of course, this is not all. Here’s another complaint:
“You have screwed it up!!!!!!!! My iPhone my iPad my desktop, anything I try to use it on is pathetic. I don’t know what you’ve done with it but you need to go back and then back further and fix it messenger should not be mandatory it should be optional for for one thing!! But now I cannot be on Facebook for two minutes without it closing out on me I am so frustrated with it that I am ready to just delete it and go to another social network!!!!!!!”
“Hey the new algorithms where you make up my mind for me I want to see my friends make my choices. I want the old Facebook back I have lost contact with my friends the reason the first and foremost reason I joined Facebook! I really have no reason to be on Facebook anymore. Everyone is gone you took them away no one is there that I want to see or that used to be there that I had forgotten about.”
“Plus it crashes constantly. My own husband father sister ads children don’t even show that you took them all away you took my choices away with your algorithms that’s not right I hate it I hate Facebook anymore but mostly I hate that I cannot be on Facebook for more than 2 to 5 minutes without it shutting back off at least fix that please!! that doesn’t even mention how incredibly slow it is!!!”
And there are plenty more. So, we can all see that this isn’t an isolated problem, but one that is affecting quite a large number of users. What are you going to do about it, Facebook?