Facebook literally can’t be deleted on some Samsung phones

Facebook will all the time be round, at the very least for some individuals who personal Samsung smartphones.

Some Samsung units come preloaded with a Facebook app that house owners can’t take away; the app can solely be disabled.

Facebook informed The Washington Post on Wednesday that the disabled model of the app acts as if it has been deleted and doesn’t acquire knowledge a few consumer’s exercise or ship data to the social community. But which will sound like chilly consolation to customers who don’t need Facebook on their phones, or to different app builders whose software program doesn’t come robotically put in on fashionable smartphones.

Facebook stated it has partnerships with different telephone producers, cell operators and working techniques to pre-install its app. But the corporate wouldn’t disclose the names of the opposite firms it has such agreements with and declined to share the monetary particulars of the partnerships. Facebook stated the pre-installed app permits customers to hop on the social community proper out of the field.

Bloomberg first reported on the pre-installed app.

Samsung informed The Post on Wednesday: “We’re providing a preloaded Facebook app on select smartphone models with the option to disable it. The app is no longer running when it is disabled.”

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