How to Download the Facebook App to Your Galaxy S7
Tap the Play Store icon. In the Query box, type Facebook.
Doing so brings up a drop-down screen like the one shown.
As you can see in the search results, several options include the word Facebook. The other lines in the Apps section are for apps that include the word Facebook. These are typically for apps that enhance Facebook in their own ways — as of this moment, 112,160 of them. Rather than go through these one by one, stick with the one with the Facebook icon.
Tap the anywhere in the box with the Facebook logo.
When you tap the box, it brings up the screen shown.
Here are some important elements on this page:
- Title Line: The top section has the formal name of the app just above the green Install button. After you click this to download and install the app, you see some other options.
- Description: This tells you what the app does.
- What’s New: This information is important if you have a previous version of this app.
- Screen Captures: These representative screens are a little too small to read, but they do add some nice color to the page.
- Feedback Statistics: This particular app has about 4.0 stars out of 5. That’s not bad at all. The other numbers tell you how many folks have voted, how many have downloaded this app, the date it was released, and the size of the app in MB.
- All Reviews: This section gets into more details about what people thought of the app beyond the star ranking.
- More by Facebook: The app developer in this case is Facebook. If you like the style of a particular developer, this section tells you what other apps that developer offers.
- Similar Apps: Just in case you are not sure about this, the good folks at Google offer some alternatives.
- Users Also Installed: Play Store tells you the names of other apps downloaded by the customers who downloaded this app. It’s a good indicator of what else you may like.
- Developer: This section gives you contact information for the developer of this app.
- Google Play Content: This is how you tell the Play Store whether this app is naughty or nice.
Tap the dark green button that says Install.
You see the progress of the app downloading process. When the app is all there, it begins the installation process. At some point in the process, most apps give you a pop-up to let you know what information from your phone that the app will use. This is to give you an idea on how this particular app may affect your privacy.
Facebook is a special case when it comes to permissions. It touches practically every capability on your phone. Its extensive permission screen is seen here.
Each app asks you for permission to access information, such as your location. If you don’t want the app to use that information or share it somehow, here’s where you find out whether the app uses this information. You may be able to limit the amount of location information. If you’re not comfortable with that, you should decline the app in its entirety.
Tap the dark green Open button.
After the app downloads and installs, you will come back to a screen like the one shown here. Tapping the Open button brings up the Home screen for Facebook.
If you have a Facebook account already, go ahead and enter your information.
Things will look very familiar. In any case, the Facebook icon appears on your Apps screen along with some other recently added apps, such as Angry Birds and Solitaire.
If you want this app to be on your Home screen, press and hold the icon.
The Facebook icon initially appears on the Apps screen as shown. If you press and hold the icon, the Facebook icon appears on your Home screen.