Undoubtedly, Facebook has today become one of the best places to connect with friends. The social networking website’s popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Facebook is liked by people due to its multiple attracting features. One of the most enhancing features of this social media website is its applications. Much of the credit for Facebook becoming extremely popular with people goes to these apps. Some of these Facebook applications are installed by default, used for running features like video sharing, photo sharing, events and groups among others. When you create a user profile on this social media website, many of basic applications are, therefore, installed by default.
However, there are hundreds of other applications as well. Currently, Facebook features over 350,000 additional applications which have been created by third-party developers from all across the globe. Since there is almost a sea of apps out there, selecting just a few can be quite difficult at times. If you want to find the best Facebook app, add it and manage it, given below are some important tips for your help.
Though outside developers can create a variety of apps, all the applications can only run inside of Facebook. Developers from around the world have created different types of games, events, programs and other functionalities which users can access according to their individual requirements.
Where to Find Facebook Apps
Now that you know what Facebook appls actually are, you need to head straight to the location where you can find them. Well, the popular social networking website features an official Facebook Apps Directory, where you can choose from a wide range of applications. Facebook is testing even more features and applications to engage more and more users. There are mobile applications, desktop applications and prototypes.
Ways to Find Applications
To make it easy for users to find apps of their choice, Facebook offers different ways. While you are on the Facebook App Directory page, you’ll find the following options of finding applications.
Featured by Facebook
This section is right at the top of the apps directory pages. These applications are verified and recommended by the website itself. They have featured because they are well-built and unique. The section features two apps at a time. To see more, you can click the right and left arrows at the top right of this section.
Applications You May Like
This is the second section on the apps directory page. The section features only those applications that are mostly popular with users on Facebook. So, if you want to find from a list of most popular Facebook apps, this is the place to start.
At the top left of the Facebook apps directory page, you will see a search box. The ‘Search Apps’ search box allows users to find applications of their choice. Many users look for applications to perform a particular task. If you are one of those users, the search box will be quite useful.
All Apps (Browse by Category)
Just below the ‘Search Apps’ search box, there is a navigation bar showing different categories of Facebook applications. If you know which category your specific apps falls in, you can easily find your application by browsing. Categories in this navigation include Business, Education, Entertainment, Friends & Family, Games, Just for Fun, Lifestyle, Sports and Utilities.
Recent Activity from Friends
This is yet another section on the apps directory page. The section provides you apps related activities that your friends do. So, you can find out which applications are mostly used by your friends and choose from them, if you like.
Installing or Adding Apps
It is quite easy to install Facebook apps of your choice. To add an app, all you need to do is simply go to that specific app page and add the same. You will notice a ‘Go to Application’ button any apps logo that you choose to add. If the application is not installed already, you will be taken to a page asking you to either grant permission to access your profile data or leave the application. You can also block a specific application if you don’t want to add it.
Once you have installed the application, you can also manage the apps according to your individual preferences. Therefore, you can go to the ‘Application Settings’ page and manage your privacy settings from there. The ‘Edit Application’ link under ‘Applications’ will help you set the desired privacy settings. You can also remove the application anytime, if you decide so.