Latest Facebook update breaks Search bar and comments on Android tablets

Facebook has just released a fresh update for its Android application on mobile devices, a good reason for users to get excited for the new features the developers would bring.

Unfortunately, this time Facebook's update not only lacks any new features, but it breaks some of the existing ones. There's one things that kind of limits the disaster, as the update has been pushed to Android tablets, so you won't experience these issues on your smartphone.

So, after the update released on December 8, we've noticed that the Search bar doesn't appear anymore. Another major issue is the fact that you can't view comments under Facebook posts. In the meantime, Facebook seems to have solved this bug on some tablets, but we're not sure it works for everyone.

There are plenty of reviews in the Google Play store reporting these issues, as well as the fact that after the update Facebook tends to crash quite a lot on Android tablets.

Obviously, since the application received so many negative reviews on Google Play store, we can safely assume that Facebook has acknowledged these issues and, hopefully, will offer a fix sooner rather than later.

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1. LilJokr unregistered

I actually experienced issues with the comments after getting the update on my Nexus 6P. But they came back after a good bit.

2. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

My S7 Edge developed the issue with comments last night and is still doing the same thing at the moment.

3. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

and there is no more interest folders to create now... damn i can't seperate different type of pages anymore...

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Phonearena I am done with you. The ads have made your website impossible to use. My Tab S2 and Galaxy S7 are both struggling to load your site, articles take long to load, and I keep getting pop up ads bringing me back to the top of your page, I can't even scroll down to view older article right now, and it takes effort to make it to the comment section. In any case, I had to log onto my windows PC to post this, which without adblock your site is a horribly slow experience on a Surface Pro 3, even that struggles to load you. Other websites run ads and I feel no need to block them, they aren't intrusive, they don't cause severe lag, and they don't make viewing the website a painful process.

6. tntwit

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I agree, the ads are horrible and I have similar desire to find another tech site for news. I am fine with ads off to the side, but these are ads that cover the whole page and you have to wait for them to load just to close them. As stated above, when you open articles you, the pages frequently scroll as you are trying to read them because the ads are still loading. My experience is based largely on Windows PC systems.

5. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

F**k FB

7. susielynn85

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2016

Found that with this update that my pinned favorite friends in the chat option are gone.

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