Hey, all you Facebook users! Ever heard about Facebook Touch, anyone? If not, that’s alright. We are here to knock on the doors of your curiosity and resolve your queries at the same time. To tell you for starters, it has been around for more than a decade now. Here is all we know about what Facebook Touch is, how it is different from the usual Facebook app that we use today, what are its features, benefits and limitations as well as whether is it worth using or not.
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What is Facebook Touch?
Facebook Touch was introduced to the market in 2009, in order to make smartphone users more accustomed to touchscreen devices. It’s said to be a simplified mobile version of the Facebook website, that is offered as a more efficient alternative to the Facebook Android and iOS app, due to its smoother user interface and better graphics.
It also runs faster than the latter. Even though the Facebook app has been a huge market hit, however, the Touch version is still kept available as an option with the idea of providing variety to the customers.
Difference Between Facebook and Facebook Touch
The main difference between Facebook and Facebook Touch is that the latter offers a better user interface to its customers. When you enter Facebook Touch, you are immediately able to notice the images being of higher quality and the display being more enhanced. It comes with an overall advanced functionality as compared to the typical Facebook app, which constitutes less data, lower quality imaging and display.
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Features & Benefits of Facebook Touch
- It is the most ideal for users who have a busy smartphone with too many apps taking up your storage and battery life since it consumes less energy.
- It comes both as an app and as a web version.
- It comes with a beginner-friendly interface.
- It delivers a sleek experience to its users with higher resolution images and display loading at a faster rate.
- There is no limit for the width of the posts, and one can see them in a very large size, convenient for the eye even from a distance.
- Provides much easier access to most of the features of Facebook with a hassle-free experience.
Limitations of Facebook Touch
While providing better performance than Facebook, there are also some factors that can be looked upon as limitations of Facebook Touch.
- Appearance-wise, there isn’t much of a difference between the two.
- If you are already pretty comfortable with Facebook and don’t have any complaints on the front of its quality and performance, then there won’t be much need for you to switch to Facebook Touch.
- The desktop version of Facebook Touch may not function as efficiently as its mobile or web version.
- Facebook has also has launched other versions for touchscreen devices which may be better than even Facebook Touch.
Is Facebook Touch Worth Using?
The answer to whether is it worth using or not would depend upon person to person, honestly. If you are someone who is in favour of a faster and more efficient performance targeted specifically for mobile usage, with a higher resolution display and easier access to tools and services, then you would make a great team with Facebook Touch.
But if you’re already pretty comfortable using Facebook at its current quality and efficiency that it provides, and switching to Facebook Touch doesn’t seem very tempting to you even with the advanced productivity that is offered with it, then it may not be necessary for you. However, we would still recommend everyone to give it at least one chance, run it yourself and see if it fits your preferences and is it worth using or not.
We would love to hear about your experience with Facebook Touch and your opinion about it in the comments section below.
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