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  1. Pentha Andrew

    Pentha Andrew Lurker
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    Hello ! I own a Samsung Galaxy S III, and I had Facebook Messenger installed for a year now. It worked perfectly, but several updates came up and it began lagging, more and more with any update. Is there any possibility to LEGALLY get back to a previous version of Facebook Messenger, so my phone wouldn't lag so much everytime I open the app ?

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  2. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    You should be able to go to Settings, Application Manager, find Facebook Messenger app and see if it has option to uninstall updates. Also open Play Store app and go to Settings and turn off auto updates.
  3. Pentha Andrew

    Pentha Andrew Lurker
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    It hasn't got the uninstall updates option. What should I do ?
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    That will be because it's not a pre-installed app (your phone is older than the Messenger app), so you don't get "uninstall updates", just "uninstall".

    Your only option is to find a safe copy of the older apk and install that (by safe I mean "one where nobody has added malware to it"). It's not a matter of legality, as there is no law that says you must use the current version. But the Play Store won't provide a way of rolling back. Apkmirror.com have many older versions, and are generally reliable.
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