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  1. MariaC25

    MariaC25 Lurker
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    I am using the Facebook app and my friend recently sent me a song to check out but every time I go to download it using the Messenger app it keeps saying " download unsuccessful" and I have tried twice and restarted my phone to see if it fixed this issue. I also have that app called Download All Files thinking it would help but I still get the same error message. Anyone know how to fix this?

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  2. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    stop using the Facebook app, uninstall it, and use a browser instead.

    your phone will be more efficient on battery use, and the downloads will work better.
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  3. steiny180

    steiny180 Android Enthusiast

    Try m.facebook.com using your browser...

    Get rid of that faceFook HOG app!!!...
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  4. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

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  5. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    ????? I just tried to install that, and got the message: "this app is not available in your country"

    what the hell? Facebook is trying to tell me what I can, and can't use on my phone?
    so, I fire up PureVPN and I switch to Algeria.... again, I got the same message.

    so then I switch to China, verify my IP is there: decide to switch to Ghostery for privacy, and click on INSTALL and nothing happens.

    I switch over to Chrome and click on INSTALL and then a screen comes up: "you must sign in to continue" ??
    if I do that, Chrome is part of Google, so it will know where my home base is.

    so, I decide to do that anyway, and I get "the page you requested is invalid"

    Then I switch to AdBlock browser, click on INSTALL and nothing
  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

  7. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    You went a lot deeper than I would of my friend. lol.

    Anyhow the Facebook Lite app is exactly what svim said, however, I installed it before in the US awhile ago using a Samsung device. I imagine there has been some "re-tooling" of the app since then limiting the market size of it.

    There are a few other apps that appear to be "Facebook Lite", however, they aren't from Facebook, they are developed by other people, which could be a little worrisome if you are concerned about your privacy.

    However, if you don't have these concerns you can try out some of the other Facebook Lite apps on the market.
  8. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Privacy and Facebook are on opposite sides of vocabulary table, there simply isn't any of the first when you're talking about the second. A lot of people complain about Google's vacuuming up of personal data but ignore the fact that FB is doing the same. At least Google's ToS states in plain language that it's using us as fodder for it's own purposes, FB on the other hand is more opaque about it.
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  9. fluffy9248

    fluffy9248 Lurker

    I use Facebook a lot on my phone ( with the app) if Facebook is hogging stuff and your phone is rooted get a app called servicely and hits stuff you don't want running on your phone when your not using that app. It helps a lot.

    P.S if you have a lg volt I'll gladly help you root or get a custom recovery.
  10. fluffy9248

    fluffy9248 Lurker

    You can get an xposed app called one tap Facebook video download or something can't remember the name.
  11. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    But "Xposed" requires a rooted phone.

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