Facebook Is Testing A “Use Less Data” Switch In Its Android App
Facebook appears to be testing a new option in its Android app among some users that will make the app use less of your precious geebees. However, it doesn… by David Ruddock in Applications, News
What's really needed is a "stop listening for every fucking event Android has so that you stop chewing thru battery and performance" function. My Nvidia Shield K1 was nearly unusable… then I saw the articles about Facebook, uninstalled Facebook and Messenger and the fucker FLIES. I wouldn't have believed it had I not tried it myself…
Ronnie Boadi says
Is that a screenshot of the actual FB app? Did they really say smaller then usual?
Paul Snedden says
The battery drain is what stopped me from using it, I switched to an app called "Metal" a long time ago. Whilst not as feature rich, battery life is more important to me than the latest cat meme and "look at me" photos.
Paul Spoerry says
+Ronnie Boadi According to the linked article it is… I hadn't caught the "then" when I first looked.
+Paul Snedden I use Metal as well. Though a lot of what it offers you can even get if you let mobile Chrome handle notifications. But I'm with you on battery life and… I cannot underscore the performance difference it made on my tablet. A GAMING tablet no less… I was floored.