Ever since the last handful of updates, hundreds of photos that I’ve posted have just disappeared. Before the updates you could just go to your profile and tap “photos” and it would show you ALL of the photos you’ve ever posted from most recent to oldest. And it just showed the photos. But now you have to go through like 5 different options/settings to access your photos and 1)it’s not just the photo it’s showing, it’s what you wrote and the comments that were on it, making the actual photo minuscule and hard to see 2) the VAST MAJORITY are gone. Now I only have 20 photos(and they arnt even all the ones I’ve posted, most are posts I was tagged in) and they are from scattered dates. One will show up that was from last week, then 2015 then 2018 then 2019, back to 2018. Again, I’m missing almost all of my photos. I’m not looking for photos I’ve been tagged in, I’m looking for photos I’ve posted. And they are all gone except for a select few, and of those select few most arnt even mine. They are just tagged photos. I wish I could unupdate and go back to where all my photos showed up in chronological order by just pressing one large button that said “photos”. I keep updating hoping it will be fixed and it’s still the same. I have the same issue when I’m trying to look at my friends photos. Only 10 show up and it says “end of results” I swear if Facebook lost all of our photos....
Can’t see certain friends page anymore
Ever since the update back in June I think it was, something happened to where both me and my sister in law can no longer view eachothers profiles. I didn’t know about it until she had texted me one morning to ask if I had deleted my account (I didn’t) because she tried to tag me into a post and couldn’t. She couldn’t find my profile at all. So when I tried to tag her into something, it Did the same thing with me too, I tried searching her name into the search bar and her profile will not come up at all anymore...even in old posts that I had her tagged in her name isn’t dark black and clickable anymore only her profile picture will still pop up on posts she commented it but then when I try to click onto her little profile picture it just says error something went wrong and goes to a blank screen. It’s weird because it’s only doing this to me and her. And I guess she had the same situation happen with her and a coworker but other than that Nobody else we know is having this issue. We didn’t block eachother. This has been going on since end of June and I have reported this situation to Facebook support plenty of times now and it’s still not fixed and no answer to why we randomly can’t see each other’s posts/talk to eachother on Facebook anymore. I just want an answer to why that happened and I want something done to fix it this is ridiculous.
by Jeff 1987
Generally does what it’s advertised to do: access FB. 3/5 stars. However, I have continued misgivings. Messenger should never have been separated. Bouncing between different apps via essentially the same service still makes no sense. Push notifications have been broken probably since day one. The app badge seems to work now, but some notifications make it to Notification Center, many don’t. The iPad version ironically lacks features of the iPhone version. There’s also the inconsistent and debatable censorship policies: you can post a silly GIF via integrated GIF chooser in response to a silly post, and then have it flagged by FB censors weeks later. However, that censorship, among other issues like privacy, is sort of separate from app operation.
Dating side: Sluggish at times, crashes the app! 1/5 stars. The one match thus far is so antithetical that it must have been accidental liking. Plus, I have it set for “no kids” but maybe 40% of the profiles I see have them. Worse, set to see only women, but have seen male profiles (no “wrong gender” option when reporting). Oh, and I ran out of profiles when set to 20 miles. I’m sure many profiles are fake as well: ie one pic of stuffed animal and nothing else! Fake profiles on dating apps often originate on FB after all ...
App otherwise works, but there are years old issues and new ones ...
Options to be LESS social?
At this point Facebook has succeeded at becoming a global Skinner Box that nearly everyone I know is addicted to. There was a time, before social media, when even the most introverted artists could succeed in this world: Prince, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, Kurt Cobain to name a few. Thanks to Facebook artists who aren’t total narcissists get no visibility at all. What about us introverts who are obligated to be on Facebook but don’t want to be indirect contact with people, and don’t want likes, hearts, etc on our posts? It’s wrong to be judging each other by these numbers. Particularly when then can easily be bought anyway. I’ve been asking for years to give us the option of turning off / disabling the reaction button and comments. Yeah, I know, you’ll never do it because that’s how you get people addicted and that’s where you get the most data for advertisers. It is ruining the world, ruining lives, relationships, businesses, politics, list goes on. Facebook has altered human behavior in really terrible ways and the genie is out of the bottle, but you could at least TRY to do the right thing, and give us the option of disabling comments and reactions. Imagine how much trolling and bullying it would eliminate, among other big advantages. FB doesn’t care about connecting people. It’s main concerns are collecting data and dollars. Thanks for ruining almost everything in society.
Developers left me Disappointed
With every new update that comes out I hold my breath, just hoping this will be “the one” that will fix the hodgepodge of issues with Facebook. The one that bugs me most is Marketplace. I’ve emailed support multiple times with no response (except the auto-generated “thanks for your feedback” email, of course). Then finally, 2 weeks after what was my 3rd request in 3 months time, they responded by saying they received my report and that they appreciate my patience and while they can’t update everyone who submits a report, they’re using the report to make FB better - TICKET CLOSED... Really? Not only this but recently I also lost the option to view posts by “most recent”. FB Customer Service/Support and developers just don’t care what users want. They don’t respond to problem reporting in a timely fashion and it’s now been over a year that people have been complaining about not having access to Marketplace, not just me. Although mine hasn’t been gone that long, it’s ridiculous that this issue can’t be resolved! Especially when the ability to access it just disappears one day yet buyers can still see it and send you message about it but, as the seller, you can’t make changes to it and you can’t even view it! I’ve lost sales because of this. Disappointing Facebook!!
Updates Ongoing Issues
I’m an IT professional, why aren’t your developers testing new development to ensure they haven’t broken previously working basic functionality before releasing a new update? You are ruining the FB experience for your users. Every time you release an update lately something that has always worked no longer works. If I wasn’t dependent on FB to keep up with my friends and family and my professional photography groups I would have deleted it long ago. Most of these marketed “new and improved updates” are anything but and basically useless to the majority of users. Also they are huge updates making it so FB is taking up most of the available space on my phone and I have an IPhoneX 256 GB, not an old phone. I shouldn’t have to delete photos of my family to make room for FB. Notifications still no longer work. This has been going on and repeatedly reported for months. If you want to update something fix what you broke your users would be much happier. Now when I type a comment and make a mistake it won’t let me go back and correct it. It starts deleting everything I previously typed instead of letting me insert additional text or deleted something I typed incorrectly. I have to erase everything and start all over. Very frustrating.
App keeps backing me out
Ever since the most recent update, there have been multiple occasions where the app will just back me out, taking me straight to my home screen without reason or warning. This usually happens within seconds of entering the app, and never happens just once at a time. Rather, it will happen every single time I try to re-enter the app, often continuing to do so repeatedly, until it finally decides to work normally again. It has proven to be impossible to predict when this problem will occur, and how long it will continue before returning to its proper functioning. At first I thought it was my WiFi and/or network connection, but I now know it can’t be attributed to either one, given that it has now happened on several WiFi networks AS WELL AS while using data. I also have the newest version of iOS, so it can’t be explained by not having updated software, and I have the app set to where I always stay signed in, so I know it has nothing to do with my login, either. I’m sure I can’t be the only one who has been experiencing this, even if I happen to be the only one writing a review about it. Please work on figuring out the cause of this issue and finding a solution, because it has made using the app a complete hassle and annoyance.
Updates ruined it
Idk what’s going on but a few months back I think my Facebook started messing up every time I had a notification from a post in a group. Anytime someone replied to my comment, liked my comment, or commented on my post it just takes me to the front group page instead of to the post, so I have to first try and remember what the post even could be they’re commenting on, second dig through the entire group to even find the post, and third dig through every single comment to find where they replied to me since the notification no longer just takes me to the spot. And now my groups are also hidden??? So only for some posts the group name won’t shop up next to the persons name, so my newsfeed just looks like it’s full of a whole bunch of people I don’t even know, and there’s no way to see where the post even is (like which group) unless you go to their Facebook profile and stalk their mutual joined/liked pages. And it’s not even set per group either, one of mine in particular showed the group name for one post, then another directly below it in the same group didn’t have the name. I’m beyond irritated and might as well delete it since I can no longer even navigate through basic notifications and newsfeed content.
Wish I could delete
The only reason I still have facebook is because my school posts important updates at times. I get notifications constantly from facebook telling me so and so posted a picture or so and so commented on a post...things like that. These are usually people I don’t even interact with and I do not want these notifications. The only way to stop getting them is to completely unfollow the person, which then takes their posts out of my news feed as well, which I do not want to happen. And even when I unfollow people my phone continues to give me notifications of new people posting things that I don’t care about. The only reason I don’t turn off Facebook notifications all together is, like I said, so I can get important updates from my school’s groups. I’ve turned off every notification setting within the Facebook app that I can and continue to get these notifications on my phone. It is extremely annoying. I will also get badge app notifications saying I have 4 new notifications when I don’t actually have any. Extremely annoying and makes me think I have an important notification to check when I rarely actually do. Will delete my account as soon as I’m done with school if this isn’t fixed.
Buggiest app on my iPad
Let’s face it, if you use social media Facebook is a must have to stay connected. However the Facebook app is a complete bug filled app that only seems to break more with every update. I’ve been waiting for years for it to work right and yet I always know when an update comes, because something you use regularly will break guaranteed. If by some miracle it gets fixed in the bi-weekly update, I promise you something else you use will be hindered in the next version.
Sorting has always been a mystery to me. I understand sponsored posts and ads as something as to pay for the backend but I never understand why something as simple as seeing recent posts just doesn’t happen. Most recent is a joke...it just never works. I constantly get days old posts in my news feed even if there’s been no replies to them. If I see something and then accidentally refresh I may never find that post again because it’s lost in the Facebook algorithm.
In the end Facebook is still the best way to post and share news and info with friends, but the constant failures of the app time after time makes it beyond frustrating and disappointing to use.