Why does the Facebook app consume so much space ?

Why does the Facebook app consume so much space

Facebook is certainly the most popular social network in the world, and also one of the most popular sites on the Web.

With Facebook app you can easily keep in touch with friends, find people you lost contact with years ago and share all sorts of information with them: status updates, links, videos, photos and more.

Facebook needs a lot of space to be stored. When you login in facebook all the data is being stored in your smartphone (its also stored in their servers).

The actual size of the Facebook app on play store is less than 50 MB.

 Any app installed on your device consist of apk+data+cache.

The reason why it grows in size on your device is that it starts caching the content as you start using the app which includes profile pictures, images on your news feed, etc so that you have quick access to the content the next time you open the app.

facebook app size increases on your device is because the cached data increases as you start using the app.

A lot of people are complaining that the app size seems to be increasing even after they have cleared the data/cache. Please note that clearing data/cache is a temporary solution. No matter how many time you clear the data and cache, the app will increase in size once you start using your app again, there is no solution to this.

If you want to clear up some space on your device, you can go to applications and clear the cache and data.

The solution ?

Simply log out of your facebook account when not in use and simply clear all the data of facebook in settings. This will clear all the temporary data it stores in your smartphone. After this facebook will also stop using your ram making your smartphone much faster and lag-free. 

Also you can login again the next time you want to surf facebook and do the same procedure again after using Facebook

If space is a big issue for you, you can use the lite version of facebook, it consumes less space space on your device(less than 2 MB), it's fast and it doesn't cache all the images.

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