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Old May 1, 2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Huge lag when opening links in Facebook app.

Anyone else notice that it takes forever to load URL's after clicking on a link within the FB app on the iPad? Is this an app issue? I always click on open in safari because I get tired of waiting for FB to do its thing.
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Old May 2, 2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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Yes, it's because the Facebook app sucks. Pretty sure the lag is due to FB being busy gathering data about you and the link you chose, bundling it together and passing it on to whoever they're selling it to, or something along those lines, before pulling in the appropriate page and packaging it for viewing within the FB app. Sounds paranoid, but FB is massively successful company for one reason: they know how to skim data and sell it very, very well.
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Old May 2, 2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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i gave up on the ipad fb app. just use safari to surf fb
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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I sort of hate FB for iPhone and iPad. Links load REALLY slowly, and when it says you have a new message or notification, you often have to open the little window and then manually refresh it by dragging down to see what the ACTUAL new message is.

It seems like once you give the app a little time to load everything up, it starts working better, but I tend to go to the actual web more to access FB. You can even just make a shortcut to it on your home screen.
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Old May 2, 2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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yup. even happens when I'm simply trying to look at people's profiles. Like a 30 -60 sec lag
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Old May 2, 2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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i gave up on the ipad fb app. just use safari to surf fb
I use Safari for it on my iPad. I still TRY to use the app on my phone. It seems to be better fit the smaller screen.

However, like the OP I use the "open in Safari" option for links. Especially YouTube videos.
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Old May 2, 2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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Yes, it's because the Facebook app sucks. Pretty sure the lag is due to FB being busy gathering data about you and the link you chose, bundling it together and passing it on to whoever they're selling it to, or something along those lines, before pulling in the appropriate page and packaging it for viewing within the FB app. Sounds paranoid, but FB is massively successful company for one reason: they know how to skim data and sell it very, very well.
Well, if they did it 'very, very well' they'd do it a lot quicker!
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Well, if they did it 'very, very well' they'd do it a lot quicker!
They know how to "sell it very well" not necessarily obtain it very well, is what he was saying.

Heck if I know though, i'm a facebookless no-life!
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Old May 2, 2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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The Facebook app sucks in every device I've every used it in.
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