Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram…what are they used for?
Facebook offers a range of different mobile apps which fulfil slightly different functions.
For users familiar with the web version of Facebook and looking to import the same experience onto their smartphone, the main Facebook app for iOS and Android provides largely the same experience.
This includes notifications and access to the newsfeed and home page.
Since the app is relatively large in terms of the storage space it takes up, there is also a Facebook Lite app with reduced features, which might be popular for owners of smaller devices.
While it is possible to exchange Facebook messages through the main Facebook app, for a more advanced experience it is worth downloading the dedicated app, simply called Messenger.
This offers a more streamlined experience, with a direct link to your smartphone’s camera and microphone so that you can carry out calls over an internet connection using the app or share photos directly into chats.