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Support Facebook Widget dissappeared

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  1. sargan

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    I have a Galaxy S6 ... FB does not come pre-loaded.
    GT-I9505 running 5.0.1

    For no apparent reason during the day (i.e not been a reboot) my Facebook widget (4x3) disappeared.
    Assume FB updated itself ... seems to do this more than any other app.
    And no FB widgets show in widget list.

    Checked that FB not installed on SD card.

    Removed FB, reboot, installed FB ... no difference.
    FB - the app is working OK, just no widgets.
     

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    Facebook removed the widget with the last update.
     
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    That is a fact.
     
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    Is this a temp glitch? or deliberate cesation of widgets.
     
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    I would think it is permanent but you never know with Facebook. They have the worst coded apps out their and they do things willy-nilly.
     
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    They update almost weekly, constantly fixing one thing while breaking something else. I set Facebook up to not automatically update and use an older version.
     
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    Is there a way I can get yesterdays version .and then stop updates.
     
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    Yes you can. Goto the playstore, goto settings, or installed apps, goto Facebook, and choose not to auto-update. Google "Facebook old version" and you should be able to install one from a week or 2 ago. You may have to go into your phone security settings and allow installation from unknown apps to allow your phone to install this old version.
     
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    What I found reallu useful was the 4x3 widget so had a 'mini' fb for easily seeing updates ..... are there any 3rd party apps that do same thing ?
     

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