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By liamR, Senior Member on 4th May 2014, 09:15 PM
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Hi everyone,

A few days ago I got the new Facebook UI with the built-in video player+auto-play, It's very laggy (every time it auto-plays videos) and it's impossible to download the videos. I really don't know what facebook developers thought when they decided to make such a terrible update. I want to downgrade to an earlier version that still have the option to choose a video player (and download the video) and more important without the auto-play function.

How can I do it? Which version to look for?


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4th May 2014, 09:28 PM |#2  
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Hi everyone,

A few days ago I got the new Facebook UI with the built-in video player+auto-play, It's very laggy (every time it auto-plays videos) and it's impossible to download the videos. I really don't know what facebook developers thought when they decided to make such a terrible update. I want to downgrade to an earlier version that still have the option to choose a video player (and download the video) and more important without the auto-play function.

How can I do it? Which version to look for?


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Depends on whether or not your phone came preloaded with Facebook. If it did, you would uninstall the update in your Settings / Applications (or Application Manager, depending on the phone) and then make sure it's not enabled to Auto Update it in the Play Store.. If it didn't come preloaded with the phone and you initially installed it from the Play Store, then go to the Settings / App section again and find out what update that is, and Google for the Facebook apk and find the newest one that isn't that one that is giving you issues.
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4th May 2014, 09:51 PM |#3  
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I successfully installed older version with the old UI, but I still can't get it to pop up the video player selection :/
4th May 2014, 09:57 PM |#4  
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I dunno, I don't do Facebook really, and I have no clue which version you installed, so yea...

Have you seen this?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2102232
6th May 2014, 12:20 PM |#5  
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This is so annoying, I successfully got the video player to pop up, but after a day it stopped working. The Facebook didn't update, it's like in-app update that can't be blocked.
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Use this then download messenger and freeze the messenger app using your favorite program to freeze apps like lucky patcher or android tuner. Now you can download videos and use your inbox without using that stupid messenger app. Press thanks I'd I helped you out
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