Facebook Pro 4

The most popular social media network in a stand alone app you can use without a browser

  • Category:

    Internet Utilities

  • Version:

    4

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7 / Windows 10

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.1 (150)

Facebook Pro allows you to access your Facebook account without the need for a browser, but it may be a bit of an unnecessary download given that it doesn't do anything you can't already accomplish through Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. In a very short amount of time, Facebook has become the preeminent social media platform in the world. While other specialized platforms like Twitter and Instagram add their own wrinkles on how you can interact with your friends, family, and colleagues, Facebook is still the platform to be beat when you want a little bit of everything. That doesn't look to be changing anytime soon. Social media lives and dies on its install base, and given the huge community that the company boasts, it's unlikely that any other provider will be able to compete with them head to head anytime soon. And with the Facebook team regularly adding new features to their software, they look to stay at the head of the pack for a long time to come.

The Facebook standalone app is functionally identical to what you'll find simply logging into the site through your browser. Signing up for or logging into your Facebook is a simple and clear process, and once you set up your account on the software, you won't have to worry about having to log back in every time you want to use it. From here, you have access to everything you'd expect from a standalone program. Your feed takes center stage, and it provides you with a curated selection of posts from your friends and family. Facebook uses complex algorithms to help you identify the news and updates that you're most likely going to find of value, but you can always track down specific information you're looking for by using the search bar or clicking on the profile of a friend. The ability to make your posts are centered clearly, and the smart interface allows you to intuitively spruce these up with things like links, pictures, and backgrounds.

The layout of the site is smooth and simple. A panel at the top of the screen allows you to expand the messenger app, adjust or access your friends list, and check any new notifications like friend requests, upcoming events, or likes and shares. You can also change your profile settings here. A right panel focuses on advertisements, events, and the more recent "stories" function (which gives you a more composite view of what your friends are up to). A panel on the left fills you in on events, pages, and groups as well as providing you with intuitive shortcuts to pages that might be of interest.

If you've ever worked with Facebook, you'll know exactly what you can expect with the Facebook app. It looks more or less identical to what you'd find just loading the platform up in a browser, raising the question of exactly who this software was designed for.

Pros:

  • Regularly updated and adjusted to meet the needs of users
  • One of the most popular and widely used social media platforms around

Cons:

  • Doesn't accomplish anything the website doesn't already do

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