Social media apps are among the most popular among iPhone and Android users. Whether you prefer Instagram, Snapchat, of the largest social networking site in the world — Facebook, of course — it would feel out of place to delete all of these apps for the sake of a faster battery and better working phone.
But if you are experiencing battery drainage and lower response times when you’re scrolling sites, there’s one app that is truly worth your while to ditch for good. This is the one social media app you should delete from your phone RIGHT NOW, according to tech experts.
There are so many tech experts who recommend deleting the Facebook (and Facebook Messenger) apps that it has become even more difficult to find someone willing to defend the app. For starters, Facebook will deplete your phone battery of power faster than pretty much most other apps. It autoplays videos, it sends contact app notifications, and it is tracking your location. Aside from some of the creepier aspects of these facts, these actions kill your battery fast.
You can turn off video autoplay on Facebook, and you can limit notifications and set location settings to only run when you are using the app. This will help regain battery power, but the truth is the Facebook app still boasts a few disturbing features.
Every time you click on an ad from the Facebook app, the app can track your online browsing activity. Doing this helps FB learn more about your interests and buying habits, which in turn allows it to sell your data to advertisers.
Some users have a difficult time parting ways with Facebook Messenger because you can’t access the message service via a phone browser and will need to find a laptop or desktop computer to read and respond to messages. But the same isn’t true for the Facebook app. Delete this data-consuming, battery-killing app, use the site via a browser, and your phone and phone battery will thank you.