Swipe for Facebook APK

Version 8.1.4 - com.happening.studios.swipeforfacebookfree
Last updated: 2019-12-17 05:04:10

The Best Facebook Alternative with Messenger Built-in. Fast. Lite. Customizable.

Swipe for Facebook apk

APP Information

Download Version 8.1.4 (177)
Apk Size5.61 MB
App DeveloperHappening Studios
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up
App Packagecom.happening.studios.swipeforfacebookfree.apk
Website http://www.happeningstudios.com

Download Swipe for Facebook 8.1.4 APK

App Description

Swipe for Facebook is happening,studios,swipeforfacebookfree,social,swipe, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.71 by 48 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Happening Studios website who developed it. com.happening.studios.swipeforfacebookfree.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 8.1.4 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Swipe for Facebook APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 35124+ times on store. You can also download com.happening.studios.swipeforfacebookfree APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

😉Why sacrifice your privacy or an awesome user experience when you can have both? Meet Swipe, the best Facebook alternative - lightweight, highly customizable, and battery friendly, with a strict “no tracking” policy to ensure your privacy is secured.

It isn’t really a secret - the official app is bloated, slow, power hungry, and doesn’t have your privacy in mind. Many alternatives have tried, but surely, you’ve found most just lack in overall quality. 

That’s why Swipe is your answer - with a robust day/night theming engine, Messages access built-in (Chat Heads included), customizable widget for your notifications and messages, as well as an ad blocker to filter out the noise, you’ll find lots to love.


When you can have both for less than 5MB, the decision in 2014 to split the most popular social media app doesn’t really make much sense. Switching to Swipe saves you hundreds of MB on your phone, so that you can use the extra space saved for things that matter most.

As an added bonus, Swipe comes with Chat Heads too! Keep on chatting away with friends even when you’re using another app.


No one likes them, and in Swipe, you don’t have to endure them! There are absolutely no advertisements from Swipe, and sponsored content from Facebook can be blocked as well. There’s also no tracking in Swipe - your connection is encrypted and any data you share goes directly to Facebook’s servers.


Swipe’s theming engine is next-level. There’s just no comparison. 

While theming isn’t new, you can now assign each theme element their own color (you can even put in hex codes). If tinkering isn’t for you, we have some beautiful preset ones we’re sure you’ll love!

You can even change how the app looks and feels – whether tabs are at the top or bottom, titles are centered or left-aligned, card or flat views, and whether to use the classic Floating Action Button or the modern swipe up Bottom Sheet Menu.

The icing on the cake is that you can set these separately for both the day and night themes, and themes can switch automatically in the morning and evening.


Read your latest notifications and messages right on your home screen, without having to open the app. The widget is automatically updated as you use the app and when notifications are fetched.

Swipe’s Widget is just as customizable as the app itself, allowing you to pick just about any color your heart desires – or even make it transparent to let your wallpaper shine through!


Not only can you receive both notifications from Facebook and Messenger, but you can even set up quiet hours (when notifications shouldn’t come through) and filters (items you don’t want to be notified about). 


Downloading photos and videos in Swipe is not only easy, it is more importantly discreet – without notifying the person or page about the download.


It isn’t uncommon to hand your phone to a friend or family member to show them a funny video or interesting photo. Keep your Facebook account safe from others by setting up Security Lock and requiring a PIN code or fingerprint to open the app.


There is much, much more that makes Swipe the best Facebook alternative out there, but I think it’s time to give it a spin yourself. 

It’s better in every single way. You’ll feel it.

📧For feedback or bugs, feel free to drop by https://reddit.com/r/swipeforfacebook or email us at jcbsera@gmail.com

Disclaimer: Swipe for Facebook is an alternative app (client) and is no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook. All logos, names, and trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

App ChangeLog

  • NEW in 7.3.6:
  • • Improved reliability of fetching Message notifications, adding fallbacks and workarounds for various scenarios
  • • Improved reliability of Widget data sync
  • • Improved performance and stability of Chatheads
  • • Many minor bug fixes (with Messages, Widgets, Navigation and links)
  • See "What's New" in Swipe for full details.
  • Got feedback or a bug to report? Help out at reddit.com/r/swipeforfacebook

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

I strongly dislike white backgrounds. I prefer black backgrounds with preferably yellow, but usually white, text. Reason is because I am light sensitive and battery conscious. This app is very customizable. Hope to see more! Choose layout of the UI and all the colors on it. Plus it's super smooth and fast. Arguably better than Facebooks app itself. Thank you for this.

I am trying this app because i hate the official app unneeded updates and recently broken. This app is good but i prefer option for video autoplay for users with unlimited data plan.

I love the cleaner interface w/o all the ads. I want to like this app but it is also annoying. After using it for a couple of months I have the following issues: It is difficult to find my albums. Also, to create a new album collaboraters can add to, I had to use FB. Tagging within the status text works only sometimes. It has a slow response time and freezes often. Some options under a picture never work and some are intermittent. Will update review if it improves if I am still using it.

Sometimes it hangs that's why I have given 3 star , if developers fix this, it will deserve 5 star ...

Of all the wrapper apps for Facebook this is probably the most polished and feature rich, there are some good ones out there but this doesn't feel like a chore to use at all, the developer has really paid a lot of attention to detail both aesthetically and performance wise, sometimes sharing to Facebook from another app doesn't work reliably but this seems to be true for all wrapper apps unfortunately, still a great experience though, better than the original app!

Beautifully made! This one has a better app layout than the official app with the option for themes and alternate layouts. One of the best if not the best alternative Facebook app. If you're sick of the official app eating a lot of precious RAM and want something different this one's for you! However, in some countries, Facebook is available as free.facebook like in ours where zero data balance is used. The app reverts to the free.facebook site when using this without a data balance.

I love the UI and it's the best one I've used so far. The chatheads behave likethe original ones. I have some issues though If you hit the back arrow button at the upper left side, it immediately backs away from the whole post. I was in the comment section typing something and i accidentally hit the name of someone there. Naturally, it brings me to their profile but when i hit the aforementioned back button at the top, my comment was gone I'm also not receiving any notifications until i open it

Have tried them all and this is the best by far. two little niggles though, option to upload more than 3 pictures at the same time, unfolow - default - see first, doesn't seem to do anything on peoples pages, have to do it through actual settings. other than that its perfect. good work.

Definitely better than factory Facebook app! Couple of quirks that might just be me but, notifications don't show at top a lot of times and for some reason when I try to tag people it adds letters to their name and no tag shows... None of the quirks bother me so much that I'll stop using it though 😁

I switched from Metal, which was abandoned by its developer. This works at least as well as Metal did at its peak, plus it has a better interface. And a dark mode that you can actually use. I'm anxious to see what the developers have in store..

Was looking for an alternative to the official Facebook app that would have all the feature I love and takes less space. Swipe has been the best alternative I tried and I tried many. Keep up the good work.

Great app, but would benefit from 2 things: 1. Marketplace shortcut. 2. The ability to get rid of the 'News Feed' Title and the top of the screen and replace it with the Facebook logo like the official app, or let us have nothing there at all. Loving the dark mode especially!

I am going to uninstall the app. I like it a lot but the printing is so small I get eye strain trying to read things and the photos are huge and don't fit in the window on my Samsung tab s tablet. I can emaul you a screenshot if you want.... I reset the font for 175% much better, just not sure of the photo or posts, most are blurry, again eye strain. It seems typed posts are OK, shared posts seem blurry.

PERFECT. Love the look and feel. Plus, I don't need Facebook Messenger, which I hate. Thanks for a great replacement for the Facebook app and Messenger!

This app is terrible. I want a refund. Having no ads is good, but the response time of the app is really slow. It's even faster if I'm browsing facebook on a browser on my phone. Kindly contact me, and give me a refund. I don't deserve this. I paid for it but I'm not getting the what my money's worth.

Like theay out and the themes Just wished notifications would show up. Even the counter when it doesn't shown up open the app " what was the notification" No dot to say what it was. Tried the widgets yeah they work but I don't want my phone clogged up with extras The whole idea one app in one This why still holdinh on to the original fb Can u sort this Thanks

Please, Instant notifications. What's 5 or more minutes before you see push notifications from the app. Notifications are the heart of every app, so don't delay them.

Thanks for the latest update, you are doing a great job. There is still lots of display issues as lots of text is cut off and is unreadable.

I love this app. The best I have ever seen so far it is Fast Very responsive and I just like it and specially the messenger is built by then everything is just laid out or it's just easily to understand thanks for doing a great job.

Great app. If it had GIF support I'd rate 5 stars. It's a better way to look at Facebook without the official apps. Less battery drain and a more functional all-in-one solution.

Pretty great Facebook app alternative. Feature request: ability to change the default tabs. My suggestion is make the friends ran the bookmarks tab. Also push bookmarked favorites to the top of the more page so I don't have to work so hard to get to them.

I've used tinfoil, metal, friendly, but by far, this app is the smoothest, best UI/UX designer Facebook alternative I've experienced. I donated/unlocked Pro straight away when I realised you guys made things so nicely. Thanks!

I take back what I said about this app as great as you cannot put a like to an older picture in your friends..

I love this app enough to have paid for it to hide Facebook ads. The best part of this app is posts are in order as they were posted and you don't look at the same thing over and over.

This app continues to get worse just like the official Facebook app. Photo uploading is horrible and now you can only upload 3 at a time? I've had enough. Uninstall. Never again.

Whenever i download photos from this app,it shows "downloading " at bottom but never gets the job done. I searched my file manager but could not see the downloaded pic.I gave access to storage too .How to overcome this issue????

Loss storage permission after last update. Get an error says cannot access storage when I try to save a pic. Great app. Dev updated the app and it worked great, until it didn't. Lost permission again

Does what I want when FB won't let me. For example, I can see messenger messages without installing the app. I can also share videos outside of FB which I've never figured out how do do from FB

Customizable, integrated messaging, works great. Use this instead of the official Facebook app.

UPDATE: Guess I am not buying Pro. PLEASE FIX!!Has promise but when I click Update Status it just says loading. Any advice? Would like to buy pro if I can post updates. This happens on Pixel 3 XL and Galaxy Tab S4.

Excellent App. An effective alternative to Facebook. Has everything . Kudos to the developers.

Fun! A little heavier on data than Lite versions but still better than standard Facebook.

Such a great App. Sadly, I can't edit my post anymore. Neither can I post what I want, due to the LIMIT on the words per message. PLEASE FIX, THANK YOU!

Even though it's set to most recent it seems to have over time developed it's own algorithm, always feel I'm just seeing posts from the same people/pages.

Latest update seems to have fixed video uploading. Still needs some work but it's getting there.

Great application but need improvement when choosing reaction

Ended up paying for premium. I like the ad blocking and other features have been good.

Being without Facebook app, takes some getting used to. I really like being able to tune my timeline in ways FB doesn't allow.

Nice interface & performance. Really good app.

This is an excellent Facebook app alternative. Love the dark theme, default most recent feed, and the speed it offers.

Mostly top notch, but like the other Facebook/Messenger combo apps, there's no push notifications, which is completely dreadful.

Pretty good app. Prefer this one app than having FB and messenger installed. Worth the $ they charge for theming ability.

Crashes on my Oneplus 7T running Android 10. Sad coz I kinda like it. For now, it's a no fo me.

Like it quite a lot so far. I have given up on using the official FB app which never works right on my Pixel 2.

Would be perfect if it could open Facebook link (only Facebook link) in Swipe and allow me to mark notification as read individually.

Ingenious! Better in some ways than FB's own interface. No ads, no BS.

It's going well, I wish the message app worked more like messager but other than that it's pretty good

The best Facebook alternative out there. Try it. You won't be disappointed. Five stars !!

Way easier to use and I love how messenger is already on there..It saves alot of space in general..

It did not give any description before you download. It wanted me to login with my Facebook username/password. No way! I'm not giving some third party app my password. I'm uninstalling.

Good alternative, but videos play in really low resolution. Is there a hidden setting for this?

Great redesign scrolling issues have been fixed.

Nice to use,and do improve in future for different new update.

First fb app alternative that have potential to replicate orginal experience but better.

Love the design. But the emoji react button really so slow

It does not allow to log in, keep asking for code which I never receive. Uninstall

Getting the below error while opening comments of some videos. "net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS"

Awesome app! Love how you can change theme colors

an issue : Can't mention anyone in the comments , I tried to write the name with and without @ .. still nothing appears

There is possible to add in settings an option to backup all the settings for Swipe apk ? This is very usefull in case I reset the phone or replace. Thx.

Works well blocks ads, and fast.

Excellent App! Better than any other Facebook app on the market

New update has errors on the More section (3 lines on upper right) that usually takes you to marketplace, groups, etc. Just has a list of true /false, and when you're u click one, it says web page not found. The fix you gave worked. However, since update, my comments don't save, just the first few characters, and I have to edit them, usually twice before it saves the whole comment.

Generally a good FB official app replacement but 80% of the time a comment I make on another post is lost and doesn't post, disappearing into the emptiness of cyberspace. I find this frustrating, especially qhen it was a long comment that I then have to re-type. Needs to be fixed. Has happened on all devices I own (Galaxy S7 and S9+, and Galaxy Tab A6)

News section .. Isn't appearing.. Waste of time

like it... pared down facebook... no bloated BS... easy to use

Great app, it's much better than the Facebook app.

The new material design look of the app is great, it finally makes this a worthy alternative to the official FB app. I love the ability to theme and the layout is user friendly and easy. There are still some bugs in it though (for instance I'm not able to 'Unfollow' friends news feeds pretty frequently, forcing me to go on the browser to do it), but still a great app.

Overall, it's not bad. Notifications (top of home screen) doesn't work correctly? It will display that I have 2 new notifications, when I actually have many more. Rarely shows "most recent" correctly. Should be chronological order when using "most recent" setting, but it's usually not even close. Under notifications, it'd be nice to show the name or group (who the notification is from) shaded in a different color.

I've never described an app as pretty before now, but I think it fits with this one, it's extremely well designed, highly customisable and silky smooth. Not a huge Facebook user so didn't really need this app as the previous one was ok but didn't have that many options to change the layout, tried this for 20mins and I was sold! Just had to upgrade. Only reason for 4 stars, I wanted to give 5, is the in app browser doesn't have a dark mode. Hopefully it will be added in a future update. Thanks

So far, so mostly wonderful! There is much to like about this app. One thing I hate, though, are the notifications - alerts and reminders (??). Even long after a message or call has been finished/read/seen/answered/replied to/checked etc, it keeps on making noises (and visuals, too) at me, it takes so many goes to get rid of a notification/reminder!!! It is driving me crazy, but I don't want to do without any notifications completely, I just want it to stop once it has been dealt with! I wish I could give it 4.5 stars, but I'm willing to raise that to 5 if I can get rid of this issue.

So easy to use and just good things come up to me

Most recent viewing and FB ad removal (paid) well worth it even given some limitations and glitches. it's an app wrapped around a mobile browser experience. this makes the feel and usability quite different than what I'm accustomed in the pure mobile app, such as locally saving or sharing photos, selecting thumb or heart ina comment reply, and a few others. but, i repeat my first line above. i obsessively spend much less time sorting through the FB BS and same posts over and over.

VERY STRANGE! Unresponsive and laggy when using the keyboard (Android/Gboard). Cursor keys and navigation/placement don't work. Keyboard acts weird in the app, but perfectly well when typing this review. Strange indeed! EDIT: Appreciate the dev's prompt reply. It'll take a few days for me to get a tripod and another phone to record the video. Please bear with me.

The app is nice but it can't play videos automatically. There is any way??

Simple, easy and sophisticated!!!

Definitely better than the original Facebook app and it's absurd amount of other apps you have to download for the full Facebook experience, though I have noticed some things with this app. Chat heads can go off the screen at both the bottom and top of your screen, under the write a message box there's just a random blank area which seems to grow when you send a message (can send screenshots if need be).

Any update on video calls? Need that integration to properly replace the official apps.

One of the few things that irk me about this app is the inability to hide the messages icon all together (or remove it when someone indicstes they wish to use messenger in the settings), as i use the messenger app and have chat heads popping up before swipe even knows i have a message, and then the notification dot remains for up to a few refreshes after i have already read the message.

Love it, just one thing, the reaction or like doesn't work as it should.

Swipe is the best Facebook app out there. I have tried majority of others but they didn't work properly on my phone or had bugs. Developer is always working to improve and listens to suggestions. Swipe works great and its easy on the battery. I highly recommend it!

The best Facebook alternative just got better. I have been using Swipe for a long time now and with this latest update to material 2 design the app is now looking as slick as it performs. If you are looking for an alternative to Facebook then this app really is in my opinion the best out there.

awesome app fast and simple on my 1gb ram shity phone

Yup... I've had a couple of days to get used to this updated app. Ive been using it for a few years now. Every so often there is an awful update - then it slowly improves again. But this seems to be a particularly bad update. I don't like anything about it

Great alternative to the FB app. Does everything I need it to do.

Works really well, nice clean layout and quick. Would get 5 stars if I could fine a way to increase the font size, my eyes aren't as good as they use to be **Update just found the setting to change the font size** so now 5 stars

Good lightweight app. Custom themes!

Superb Facebook 3rd party app! Has great overall performance, is much lighter than the monster that is Facebook+Messenger, and is very light on battery. Also, it's also very customizable. Thanks to the dev, and love the pro app!

Swipe gives you control over various Facebook features, offers a smooth experience, is gentle with the battery life and is actively maintained. 10/10 would recommend

thank you so much, I've looking for this app for so long , my greetings dear developer ✌👍

The best alternative app to Facebook, period. Fully customizable, clean and fast. Thanks to the developer.

My previous review said that this app was very poor. This does not apply anymore, the app has come along in leaps and bounds. Its very good, a lot more stable and I really like the new look. Keep it up!

Much better than the battery hogging Facebook app of course it's without a few of the features but for checking and uploading to your story and messaging friends it's the best!

Better than official Facebook. Buy it smells like Google has made this app.

It's way better than the Facebook app! No adds Hallelujah

Good alternative to Facebook blocking unnecessaries e.g. ads. The response e.g. Like, Love, Lol, etc could be more fluid though. Feels like at least a second delay when I click on it. Hope next update will be better 😉

some text is black on darkgray background. Home feed shows "recommended" content even though disabled but refresh hides it.

theres a bug that doesnt let me open user profiles

It's an alright app. But sometimes it's horrible like when I'm trying to react to a post is fine, but trying to get it to love, laugh, etc? Forget about it.

It's really nice, and worth downloading, but I think it's a bit slow when reloading. Apart from that. It's superb

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.happening.studios.swipeforfacebookfree.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.


Certificate Issuer:CN:Jeffrey Sera, O:Happening Studios
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