An estimated 400 million people are logging in to Facebook exclusively using their mobile devices, is it any wonder then that the stock prices of the company have been on an upward trajectory based solely on its success in the mobile marketing arena?
No longer are people waiting to get in front of their desktops to touch base with their friends. As long as you have a tablet or a mobile phone, you can use your Facebook account, send and receive messages as you normally do. So, here is some information on how to log in to Facebook using mobile phones.
Facebook mobile login through Android phones
On Android devices, whether tablets or phones, you will need to download the Facebook app from Googleplay at https://play.google.com/store/apps/. It is free and you will find an assortment of other companion programs such as Slingshot, Facebook pages and messenger.
Download the app that has the Facebook logo (the alphabet ‘f’ in a blue square). Follow the installation process by clicking on OK when prompted and you will be ready to use it. To start using the app, click on it to open and you should see the fields for entering the username/email id/phone number and your password. Fill in this information, click on “log in” and you will be granted access to your account.
Facebook mobile login for Apple devices
You will find a Facebook app for iPhones and a separate one that is more suitable for the wide screen experience of an iPad. These programs can be found in the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/facebook. The best part of using an app for Facebook log in through a mobile phone is that you will be notified at once of comments that your posts have received from your friends. Once you have downloaded the app to your phone, install it and start using.
As soon as you open the program, you will see the sign in option. Add your username or phone number to the appropriate field along with the password. Use the “log in” button and you will have access to your personal page. You could also choose the “keep me logged in” option at sign in, to eliminate the need to log in every time you want to use the social utility.
Facebook mobile login for Windows phones
The new offering from Microsoft is a special Facebook app meant just for Windows phone users. This is available on the Microsoft Marketplace. Some bugs were reported in this program earlier, which have now been fixed. If you have the program on your phone already, to update it, open the ‘marketplace’ tab and then the ‘update queue’. It will take some hours to get the update notification.
To download the app, go to http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/facebook. Install the program and tab open to use your Facebook account. As with the other apps, you will be asked for your username/phone number and your password.
Every phone and Blackberry Facebook mobile login
The App for Blackberry phones can be found at www.blackberry.com/facebook, http://facebook.en.softonic.com/blackberry and http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/. Like with the other apps, this one too is free. You will be able to check posts and comments and upload photos directly from the phone by using this program.
After download and installation, click open to use. You will see the sign in form where you should furnish your log in details. The “login” button is standard and clicking on it will take you to your account.
Feature Phone Log in for Facebook
There are two ways in which you could log in through a feature phone. You could use the browser and the mobile site of Facebook or you could download Everyphone for Facebook which works on a range of feature phones and is faster than m.facebook.com and you get the true smart phone experience through the app.
It can be downloaded from facebook.com/mobile. You will need to install it before putting it to use. However, the program only works on java enabled devices. After installation, you can click it open like the other utilities on your phone. To log in to your account, you will need to provide your username and password.
If you choose to go with m.facebook.com, you will need to type the URL in the address bar of your browser. Once the page loads, you will see the standard sign in form of Facebook. However, this one is meant to capture either the email id or the phone number for log in. Insert your password and click on “log in” to access the dashboard.