Facebook is a great way to share information with your friends easily and conveniently. Now you can login to and use Facebook with your mobile phone, allowing you to have access to the social network on the go. Keeping in touch with people just got easier!
The number of people around the world using Facebook is continually growing, as more and more people recognize the potential of the network for connecting with people and sharing information. And with more people with phones that have internet capability (and more and more people with cellphones), logging into Facebook no longer requires you to be sitting in front of a computer screen. To address the demand for mobile capabilities, Facebook developers prepared a special Facebook web address optimized and specially designed for mobile device access.
Facebook Mobile is a special Facebook service available to all Facebook users who have phones with internet capabilities.
Services offered by Facebook Mobile:
- Mobile Web: letting you surf your Facebook page on your phone just like it would appear on the normal website.
- Mobile Uploads: allowing you to send notes and photos to Facebook when you’re on the go. Let’s face it, the most exciting and interesting times of your life won’t likely happen while you’re in front of a computer screen, but you will want to share cool experiences when you have your phone on you.
- Mobile Texts: with Mobile Texts you can receive and send Facebook messages, pokes and wall posts using text messages. You can also search profiles and update your status from your phone.
To find out more about these and other services, visit the My Mobile page on Facebook.
How to install Facebook on your phone
All you need is a Facebook account and a phone with internet capabilities.
Sign into your Facebook account and point your internet browser to the Facebook Mobil section. You will then be shown to the mobile page where you can click on the button that says “Activate Facebook Mobile” found on the top right hand sign of the screen.
In the box on the left hand side you can input your cell phone number. Don’t forget to add your country code (+27 for South Africa) in place of the first ‘0’. For example, if your number is 082 1234 567, you would put +2782 1234 567. You can then choose your cellphone operator in the right hand box and click the ‘Activate’ button.
Facebook will send you a text with your confirmation code, which you can then type in to the box and click ‘Confirm’.
You are now signed up for Facebook Mobile. To update your status, you can text a message to 32665 (FBOOK) that will be displayed on Facebook. You can also receive messages on your phone when people send you a message, poke, wall post or friend request. Your Facebook profile will reflect that you have added Facebook Mobile.
On Facebook Mobile you can adjust your settings and decide what you want to receive on your mobile. You can also choose which messages, status updates and comments will be sent to your phone (from your group of friends) and choose whether or not you would like to be notified when you get a friend request. You can also set a number for the maximum number of texts you can receive from Facebook in one day and decide when they will be delivered. If you don’t customize these settings, you could be checking your phone all day with new notification, which could become annoying.
Lastly, you should bookmark your Facebook page on your phone. Visit the web page specially optimized for mobile phone use at m.facebook.com on the internet browser on your phone. On this website, you can do most of the things on Facebook that you could normally do form a computer. The only difference is that the page is specially modified for simple and easy use from your phone.