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  1. Lbowa2's Avatar
    My Facebook widget has completely disappear from my phone. Not just from the home page but from the widget menu also. I tried to uninstall FB and reinstall but because it is a stock app it only uninstalls the updates. I've tried rebooting and nothing. I have a generic widget from the play store but I would like my stock widget back. Any ideas? The little app button is still in the app menu.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-11-2016 08:50 AM
  2. Dubaruba's Avatar
    Same problem. Same phone. Would love a solution.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-11-2016 11:52 AM
  3. shahzad durrani's Avatar
    Same problem on my Galaxy S6 edge (smg925f).
    02-17-2016 11:01 AM
  4. armyjeffries's Avatar
    I've been experiencing the same thing. Temporary work around until someone fixes it, just uninstall. As you said, it won't let you uninstall it completely as it's a native app. It seems like the bug is related to an update, because if you uninstall all updates the widget is available in the widget menu again
    02-17-2016 09:06 PM
  5. shahzad durrani's Avatar
    Even uninstalling the updates doesn't work!
    02-18-2016 03:03 AM
  6. Sarah Furlong's Avatar
    I have the same problem with my S6! I installed the update a while ago but my widget disappeared yesterday. Uninstalling the update didn't work for me either!
    02-18-2016 06:36 PM
  7. VintaGingersnap's Avatar
    I'm having the exact same issue with this and the Pinterest widget. It's annoying me since those are the 2 I use most often.
    02-19-2016 04:20 AM
  8. HarleyCatmb's Avatar
    Same problem here on droid turbo. Also tried all the same things to try and fix. Did NOT lose it on my ellipsis 8 tablet
    02-19-2016 05:13 AM
  9. Fumandu's Avatar
    The Facebook widget has completely disappeared from my phone too but I have the Galaxy S6. Happened after an update last week and the subsequent updates haven't returned it. if somebody has a solution to this let me know!
    02-19-2016 05:44 AM
  10. sjgjr's Avatar
    Facebook has disappeared from my S6 as well. Tried uninstalling updates, force stop, removing Nova, cleaning cache, etc. with no luck either.
    02-19-2016 08:55 AM
  11. shahzad durrani's Avatar
    This has affected both my S6 Edge and S6. Nothing works.
    02-19-2016 09:02 AM
  12. Joe Dinger's Avatar
    I have a moto x pure and I have the same issue (Google search brought me here) Facebook must have stopped supporting the widget for some reason
    02-19-2016 09:54 AM
  13. JoeyEff's Avatar
    This happened to me and this fix worked on my NOTE 5.

    Settings
    Applications
    Application Manager
    Find Facebook
    Uninstall Update
    smay98 likes this.
    02-19-2016 03:45 PM
  14. soldier45's Avatar
    Same here Note 5 just gone. Aliens abducted it apparently. No fix in sight...

    Update: Uninstall FB updates then go to play store and install FB again. Widget returned.
    02-19-2016 07:11 PM
  15. Dubaruba's Avatar
    Uninstalled updates, reverted to factory install, restarted, set up Facebook with my account, and my favourite widget is back.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-19-2016 07:14 PM
  16. chrisjewell's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion but for those of us with phones that didn't come with FaceBook bundled, there is no 'Uninstall Updates' available. Just make sure you set the app not to automatically update in the future. Perhaps FB will get the message that it has made a lot of its users unhappy when they see how many people are uninstalling this update.
    02-19-2016 09:12 PM
  17. chrisjewell's Avatar
    I just uninstalled FB both on my Galaxy Tab S and on my Nexus 5, and installed a prior version (for Android 5 and 6 released on 02/03 - facebook-62-0-0-42-77-release) from APK Mirror.

    I now have my widget back, and have turned off automatic updates until FB sees some sense and reinstates it in their latest version.

    Of course, there is still the more general and egregious issue around FB now restricting third party API users from authorized access to their customers' NewsFeeds: various alternate third party widgets and aggregator applications have now been decimated by this foolishness.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-19-2016 10:36 PM
  18. smay98's Avatar
    This happened to me and this fix worked on my NOTE 5.

    Settings
    Applications
    Application Manager
    Find Facebook
    Uninstall Update
    This fix WORKED!!! thx
    02-20-2016 01:56 PM
  19. Lbowa2's Avatar
    This happened to me and this fix worked on my NOTE 5.

    Settings
    Applications
    Application Manager
    Find Facebook
    Uninstall Update
    THIS WORKED!! One tip...once you uninstall the updates you have to got into the little app button in your app menu and reinstall it from there. It will open and you have to enter you I'd (phone # or email & password) once you do that - your widget is back

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-20-2016 09:54 PM
  20. Nlustica's Avatar
    I'm having the exact same issue with this and the Pinterest widget. It's annoying me since those are the 2 I use most often.
    I have an lg g4 and my facebook widget isnt there also. I also lost pintrest and wrote them and they told me that they took that feature away. I hope fb didnt do the same.
    02-21-2016 12:14 AM
  21. gmoproA's Avatar
    I just noticed this was gone today on my HTC phone. Not listed in my widgets so I replaced it with an email widget. Did Facebook squash this? I kinda liked it as a quick check on FB without gettin fully sucked in.
    02-22-2016 01:04 PM
  22. Supermaryo1986's Avatar
    I have a moto x pure and I have the same issue (Google search brought me here) Facebook must have stopped supporting the widget for some reason
    I think all Lollipop-powered smartphones has the same issue. Hope fb will noticed the problem.
    02-29-2016 05:04 PM
  23. Chandra Prabu's Avatar
    As many people suggested here, uninstalling the updates bring the widget back...but the original app that preinstalled in the phone is very old.
    As I have enabled auto-updates via Wifi, fb updates itself automatically when it is connected to my home wifi. The result - the widget disappeared again.

    I use Galaxy Note 5. I've planned to write to facebook. I will post their suggestion later. In between, If any one has figured out, please let me know. Thanks guys.
    02-29-2016 08:24 PM
  24. momofmany1's Avatar
    Same here on Samsung Note 4 for facebook widget and paypal widget. Not stored on SD card. I really hope this isn't the beginning of the app world trying to make us all look like iphones with icon click throughs only. Widgets is one of the big reasons I am pro-Android!
    02-29-2016 10:33 PM
  25. gmoproA's Avatar
    I just replaced it with a different widget.. an email widget. Not bad. Just another way to notice email i guess. No idea where the FB app went, but i am not wasting time trying to figure that one out.
    04-14-2016 08:03 PM
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