What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that teens must be diligent about setting their privacy controls on Facebook. They can set and tweak these settings on the website or on the mobile app. There are a multitude of privacy settings, including limiting who can contact you via the email you provide to Facebook, who sees your posts, and who you completely block. Different Android phones and iPhone/iPad Facebook apps may have a few small variations in bugginess and capabilities, so be aware that some features may be different if you are using an iPhone and your kid is using an Android.
What's it about?
Download the Facebook app to your mobile device and you'll see a user interface that looks quite similar to the Facebook website. Tap "Status" to update your status, "Photo" to upload a photo, or "Check In" to show friends where you are. You can read, like, and comment on other people's posts. Because the screen is smaller on mobile devices, it may take a few more clicks to discover where certain features/settings are located on Facebook's mobile app, but for the most part it operates much the same as the main website.
Is it any good?
No need to pinch or squint to see some of Facebook's best features with this free mobile version. Almost everything's reformatted and perfectly sized for reading. Jump between the default "Live Feed" view of friends' posts and a screen of neatly laid-out icons you can tap to see your profile, inbox, requests, and other crucial social networking tools.