Getting Started with Facebook

If you are just getting started with Facebook, learn all about creating a page, using the Facebook login feature, and more.

Facebook for mobile devices

Facebook makes it easy to connect on the go. In fact, most Facebook users primarily access the site from a mobile device. Facebook offers an official mobile app on a variety of smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android.

You can use the mobile app to do just about everything you can do in the desktop version of Facebook: post status updates and pictures, read stories and updates, and chat with friends. We'd like to give you a quick overview of the two most popular versions of the Facebook app: Facebook for Android and Facebook for iPhone. While the interface for these apps is somewhat different, you'll notice that each app gives you access to the same basic features.

If you don't have a smartphone, you may be able to access a limited version of Facebook on your phone through the Facebook for Every Phone program or Facebook texts.

Facebook for Android

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using Facebook for Android.

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Facebook for iPhone

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using Facebook for iPhone.

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Want to learn more about using Facebook on an iPhone? Check out our Facebook for iPhone tutorial!