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Why you should DELETE Facebook from your smartphone, right NOW
If you do one thing today, you might want to delete Facebook from your Android smartphone
If you have the Facebook app installed on your smartphone, you might want to consider deleting it.
The hugely-successful smartphone app has been hit with controversy this week after a number of reports demonstrated the app drained battery life and slowed phones.
Tests exposed that when Facebook is installed, Android smartphones can run up to fifteen per cent slower.
Facebook fans discussed the influence of the US social network’s app on Reddit, with one user publishing a chart to display the drain caused by the Android app.
The user’s test involved launching fifteen popular apps in succession.
Each app loaded significantly quicker when Facebook wasn’t installed on the same smartphone.
Reddit user pbrandes_eth was so shocked by the spectacle issues he uninstalled Facebook, posting: "So yeah, I think that lodges it for me. I am joining the browser-app camp for now."
"Messenger seems to be worse than FB," pbrandes_eth has claimed. "Both apps individually caused a slow-down of toughly 5% in the test."
In order to perform the test and measure the influence of Facebook and Facebook Messenger, the prominent Redditor used an app called DiscoMark.
According to the Google Play Store listing, "DiscoMark tests your phone’s spectacle based on the launch-times of your applications.
"Instead of artificial computations that result in numbers that are hard to interpret, DiscoMark tells you how long it takes to embark your Apps.
"This is a spectacle metric that reflects the real-world spectacle of your phone."
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Tests showcase the Facebook app on Android can significantly slow your other smartphone apps
Reddit user pbrandes_eth also explains, "I picked a number of apps and selected fifteen runs for averaging. Then before each attempt I restarted my phone to make sure that the experiment is as fair as possible."
Another user added: "I am not sure if the app is poorly written or just does so many things in the background that it seems that way."
"I think it had just become so bloated with features, things they kept adding to the main site that people desired in the mobile apps also," one Android fan posted to the discussion.
"Combine this with Android’s tendency to let apps run wild in the background."
Users flooded the forum with pictures and screenshots of their own tests, attempting to prove that Facebook was slowing their hardware.
"Guys I just tested their benchmark on my phone (Nexus 6). With Facebook Three.8s without Two.9. Nice!" one added.
As well as a drop in speed, it emerges the official Facebook app can drain Android batteries, too.
In a test performed by The Guardian, the Facebook app munched its way through an extra twenty per cent of the smartphone’s juice.
Their findings demonstrated that while the Facebook app itself doesn’t consume a gigantic amount of power, when uninstalled the Android operating system shows up to be far less battery thirsty.
Express.co.uk is running our own set of power tests and we will bring you a utter report soon.
For now it seems the best way to avoid the Facebook issues is to browse the site via your smartphone’s Chrome browser.
This isn’t the very first time Facebook has caused power issues on phones.