Facebook investigating Android app speed issues

Thomas Wellburn
February 3, 2016

Facebook is looking into speed issues affecting the Android version of their popular social networking application.

Users have been reporting inconsistent performance and some have reported that the application itself is causing their entire device to run slow and drain excessive amounts of battery. Facebook spoke to Gadget 360, reassuring users that they are aware of the issue and looking into it as we speak. A spokesperson said, “We have heard reports of some people experiencing speed issues stemming from our Android app. We are looking into this and will keep you posted. We are committed to continuing to improve these issues.”

The issue has sparked quite the discussion on Reddit, with one user even creating a chart to show the exact amount of battery drain the application is causing. Some even said that they were prepared to leave the application altogether in favour of the browser offering.

This isn’t the first time it’s happened, as Apple iPhone users experienced a similar issue last year. It was quickly patched afterwards. Lets hope Facebook manages the same this time round.

For more on Android, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Android page.

Via GadgetsNDTV

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