1. mtiede's Avatar
    The Facebook app on Windows Phone took so long to load i started using the web site instead. It loaded much quicker and worked pretty well. But now the interface seems to look different and is harder to use. Did they switch it for everyone or did they just make it worse for Windows Phone?
    08-03-2018 05:56 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    What exactly is different? the website has been changed somewhat
    08-03-2018 09:46 PM
  3. mtiede's Avatar
    The whole layout changed. Instead of icons across the top, there are menu items in text, for instance. I've found out that if I tell the phone browser to use desktop mode, it looks as it did before. Even when the link is m.facebook.com. So it only changed appearance when I tell the 950xl edge browser to use the mobile mode. Generally I DO want you to use it in mobile mode, but Facebook page isn't as useable that way now. Don't know if Facebook is goofing it up just for edge on 950xl or all Windows Phones or for all mobiles.
    08-04-2018 05:56 AM
  4. jacquesvan's Avatar
    As mentioned above, the slow FB app has been abandoned by Fb and has not been updated in ages. Not surprising considering the state of W10 mobile.
    The web version of Fb has always been my favorite. Until.....
    The text on Edge is now so small that my old eyes can't read it on my HP Elite X3.
    The menu is scrunched together in a narrow band on top, way too small to make selections with your finger.
    It loads only 6 posts on the page and at the bottom it says "Load more stories". Click on that and it will show 6 more posts. The previous 6 posts can not be seen anymore. It acts like Google search where it would show 6 search results and you have to click "Next" to see more on another page. No more scrolling through the posts.
    The notifications page is a complete mess in small type font as well.
    This is the "m.facebook.com" mobile page and not "www,facebook.com".
    I'd like to posts a couple of screenshots. How do I go about that?
    08-04-2018 11:04 AM
  5. jacquesvan's Avatar
    Here is a link to the screenshots on Onedrive.
    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AhjjFZ5JdUPpnqxKh2pS1wVLUVPoCA
    08-04-2018 11:20 AM
  6. mtiede's Avatar
    Yep, you are seeing the same thing I see. Put the browser in desktop and then it is fine. But what does a non Windows Phone look like. Is this just something that Facebook did to mess with Windows Phone?
    08-04-2018 11:10 PM
  7. jacquesvan's Avatar
    Yes I would like to know if users of Edge on Android are having the same issue.
    08-05-2018 09:46 AM
  8. jacquesvan's Avatar
    Putting Edge in desktop mode does indeed solve the problem but it messes up all other sites.
    Basically what it comes down to is that the m.facebook mobile site actually shows the desktop mode whereas the www.facebook desktopsite shows mobile mode.
    Somebody got a switch backwards somewhere.
    08-05-2018 11:18 AM
  9. mistajista's Avatar
    Yes I would like to know if users of Edge on Android are having the same issue.
    No it works just fine on Android. It's essentially referring you to the mbasic.facebook.com site on the Windows 10 Phone version of Edge. Will it be fixed? Does anyone at MS or FB even care? Who knows?
    08-06-2018 12:03 PM
  10. RSB54's Avatar
    if this only affects Windows Phone, no one will care (:
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    08-06-2018 03:39 PM
  11. jacquesvan's Avatar
    I reported it on Feedback Hub with diagnostic reports and screenshots and also to Facebook support. I'll keep you updated.
    08-06-2018 03:41 PM
  12. jacquesvan's Avatar
    I reported this in the feedback hub mobile section under the title "Facebook wrong site". Please use your mobile device to upvote that post. With enough upvotes someone might pay attention to the post. Thanks.
    RSB54 likes this.
    08-07-2018 10:17 AM
  13. mtiede's Avatar
    Can't find that feedback to upvote
    09-06-2018 04:07 PM
  14. jacquesvan's Avatar
    It's under:

    Device/Mobile....Category/Microsoft Edge with title "Facebook wrong site"
    09-06-2018 05:00 PM
  15. thinkdan's Avatar
    I have this same issue but on Chrome on Android. I get the exact same version of the Facebook website you are getting. Haven't tried on Edge though, but I assume it would work well, as I've tried with Firefox and loads the regular mobile website.
    I think this is actually Facebook trying to force users to download their resource-hogging app.
    09-09-2018 08:04 PM
  16. jacquesvan's Avatar
    Facebook help community post. I also reported this issue in the FB help community under the title "Facebook on Edge/W10 mobile is unreadable". So please go there and upvote the post.
    09-11-2018 10:43 AM

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