The 8 Best Facebook Apps for Android in 2021

Manage your device resources and time more effectively with these apps

Facebook is easily the king of all social media sites. More than half of all Facebook users access it with a mobile device. So, it makes sense that any Facebook-related app would be popular.

Facebook apps are available for different purposes. Some are focused on messaging friends. Others are Facebook app alternatives. Some are focused on managing Facebook ads, while others make downloading videos easy.

These are the 8 best Facebook apps for Android users.

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Friendly

Friendly Facebook app.
What We Like
  • Familiar interface for Facebook users.

  • Integrated filter to highlight or hide posts by keyword.

  • Easily switch between multiple Facebook accounts.

  • Quick links to your other social accounts.

What We Don't Like
  • Advanced features require the paid version.

  • Too many annoying ads.

Friendly is as functional as the Facebook app but with any intuitive user interface. It includes an integrated messenger app, new posts ordered by most recent, and the developers promise the app will cut down on data and battery consumption.

The main feed provides a familiar look for anyone switching over from the branded Facebook app. Commenting includes emoticons and the ability to embed images or videos from your phone or camera. The integrated messenger app is easier to use than Facebook Messenger, without the annoyance of accidental emoticons on long presses.

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Facebook Lite

Facebook Lite app for Android
What We Like
  • Fast launch.

  • Quick to reply and comment.

  • Low footprint saves space on the phone.

  • Intuitive UI is similar to the Facebook app.

What We Don't Like
  • Slow to load posts.

  • Appearance feels dated.

  • Messenger is not integrated.

If you don't have an unlimited data plan, checking Facebook many times a day with the standard Facebook app can add up. Facebook offers a lite version of its app called Facebook Lite. This app has nearly all the same features as the regular app but with a scaled-down user interface.

The app uses icons without color, smaller fonts, and has a smaller footprint (application size). Facebook promises that its app can function well even on a slow 2G network.

Just because Facebook Lite saves space doesn't mean it falls short. You'll find nearly all the features you're used to in the regular Facebook app, including emoji, sharing photos and video, post notifications, and the Facebook Marketplace.

With space-saving comes some quirks, and posts are slow to load. However, if you're low on space, the app is a good solution.

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Desygner

Desygner Facebook app.
What We Like
  • Beautiful templates.

  • Templates sized for each social network.

  • Easy to search for designs.

What We Don't Like
  • Majority of templates are not free.

  • Free editor is limited to text, images, and basic stickers.

Desygner is a free web app for making creative designs for banners, business cards, posters, and more. The web app includes thousands of free templates, so you don't have to start the design process from scratch.

The Desygner mobile app lets you do the same thing from your phone. Use pre-made templates to design original social media posts, not only for Facebook but for Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and more.

For Facebook, you can choose from design templates sized specifically for a Facebook post. You can also use the app to design profile header images or Facebook ads.

While the Desygner app is overloaded with too many premium templates, there are enough free templates to make the app worthwhile.

If you struggle to come up with well-designed posts that'll attract more likes, the Desygner app is an excellent place to start.

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Buffer

Buffer Facebook App
What We Like
  • Easy to schedule posts with links, photos, or videos to Facebook.

  • Full video and image functionality.

  • Simple user interface.

What We Don't Like
  • Facebook posts only work for Groups and Pages.

  • The social account limit seems low.

Buffer has been a leading post-scheduling app for social media for many years.

The value of Buffer is that instead of logging in to Twitter or Facebook once a day and spamming your followers, you can schedule your posts so that they're spread out over time.

The free version is limited to only three social accounts and 10 scheduled posts for each of those accounts.

If you don't use many social accounts, Buffer is a clear choice. It integrates with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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Timer In FB

Timer In Facebook app for Android
What We Like
  • Well-designed charts.

  • Real-time chart updates.

  • Effective at curbing Facebook addiction.

What We Don't Like
  • Lack of advanced features. 

  • Limited only to Facebook.

This app, accessible only as an Android APK download from the Aptoide Android App Store, is perfect if you feel like you're spending too much time on Facebook.

Timer In FB logs your time spent on Facebook and provides you with visual charts that break down that time by day, week, month, and year. You can also configure limits, where the app warns you if you pass a maximum limit in minutes.

You can even have the app shut off your access to Facebook or Facebook Messenger if you reach a secondary limit after the warning.

If you feel like you have an issue with Facebook addiction, this is a small but effective app to help curb the problem.

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Phoenix

Phoenix Facebook app.
What We Like
  • Discussions are less cluttered.

  • Ad-free experience in a free app.

  • Messenger is integrated with Phoenix.

What We Don't Like
  • Newsfeed can't filter out page or group posts.

Phoenix Facebook is an alternative to the branded Facebook app. It offers all the same functionality you'd expect with a unique style and a simple user interface.

Phoenix Facebook feels less cluttered and busy than the default Facebook app. There's also a useful Pages feed that lets you view only posts from the pages and groups on Facebook that you follow. 

Phoenix Facebook is a perfect alternative for anyone who might be tired of the stock colors and styles of the default Facebook app.

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Facebook Ads Manager

Facebook Ads Manager app for Android
What We Like
  • Easy four-step ad creation process.

  • Includes useful charts and stats.

  • Notifications for active ad campaigns.

What We Don't Like
  • Slightly complex.

  • Moderate learning curve.

The Facebook Ads Manager app is offered by Facebook. It's intended to simplify the ad creation process. The app is a must-have for anyone who purchases Facebook ads frequently.

The app lets you create and manage new ad campaigns or monitor and learn from the success or failure of past ad campaigns. The app conveniently lets you choose from any of the groups or pages you currently administer.

Manage all aspects of Facebook advertising, including boosting posts, driving site traffic, or promoting pages or events. If you're responsible for creating and managing Facebook apps for an organization, this app lets you do your job from anywhere.

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Video Downloader for Facebook

Video Downloader for Facebook Android app
What We Like
  • Downloads high-quality videos.

  • It's free.

  • Browse Facebook in the downloader app.

What We Don't Like
  • Annoying pop-up ads.

Want to watch that Facebook video but don't have time right now. Use the Video Downloader for Facebook to download high-quality videos to watch later. Just save the Facebook videos to the gallery to play them when you are offline.

There are two ways to download Facebook videos: get the link from Facebook and copy it into the app or use the downloader's built-in browser to log in to Facebook and click the download button.

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