How to Set Up Your Facebook Account on an Android Phone - dummies

How to Set Up Your Facebook Account on an Android Phone

By Dan Gookin

The best way to use Facebook on your Android (or any device) is to have a Facebook account, and the best way to do that is to sign up at Facebook by using your computer. Register for a new account by setting up your username and password.

Don’t forget your Facebook username and password!

Eventually, the Facebook robots send you a confirmation e-mail. You reply to that message, and the online social networking community braces itself for your long-awaited arrival.

Now you’re ready to access Facebook on your Android phone. To get the most from Facebook, however, you need the Facebook app.

Your Android phone may or may not come with the Facebook app. If so, great! If not, you can obtain the Facebook app free from the Google Play Store. That app is your red carpet to the Facebook social networking kingdom.

To get the Facebook app, go to the Google Play Store and search for the Facebook for Android app. Download that app.

  • After you install the Facebook app, you may see a Facebook notification icon. Choose that icon and complete the steps required to complete installation.


  • Some phones may come with a social networking app. The app provides a central location for all your social networking accounts, including Facebook. You can use that app instead of or in addition to the Facebook app.