Swipe for Facebook APK

Version 8.2.3 - com.happening.studios.swipeforfacebookfree
Last updated: 2020-08-01

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

Swipe for Facebook apk

APP Information

Download Version 8.2.3 (184)
Apk Size6.03 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 8.2.3 APK

App Description

Swipe for Facebook is happening,studios,swipeforfacebookfree,social,swipe, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.72 by 50 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 8.2.3 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 APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 36626+ 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 7.3.7:
  • • Fixed a bug with Message notifications causing it to notify you of messages you've sent
  • • Fixed and tweaked certain aspects of the Floating Action Button in response to Facebook changes
  • • Visual tweaks and performance enhancements to search
  • • Other minor bug fixes
  • 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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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.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Lee Rees-avatar

    This app struggles with basic navigation. Pressing back often takes you to the beginning instead of the actual page you was on previously. This is highly frustrating when you are trying to navigate around and basically makes the app non usable for anything beyond looking at your own wall. There are other bugs but this major flaw is a deal breaker

  2. DJ Meliodas-avatar

    Everything is slow to open, scroll and everything else. After using many FB alternatives, I rate this as one of the lowest overall. Scrolling, saving, downloading among others takes an incredibly long time while most other apps are much much faster. Screen consistently freezes while scrolling, no option to download to SD card. Plus a host of other issues.

  3. D' V-H-avatar

    Best Facebook app ever no question about it that's why I with the pay version this is exactly what I was looking for I think I tried just about every FB alternative and they all had something missing which it was video playback in HD in timeline and own videos without forgetting to mention the dark mode and video download option THANK YOU pd: remove a star same news keep on repeating over and over even while scrolling down and not being able to upload videos

  4. Emenai-avatar

    The app is great but yaww! Too many bug in here. It's lagging when you try to react. Sometimes you feel like you just being force to see posting in from one particular group in your timeline. Today i woke up and open the app boom! All the post were like " just now " no comment no like etc. All the post on my timeline! Please improve this. The UI is superb already, so many theme to choose. Great one. But the UX is kinda trash.

  5. Mr. Luger-avatar

    Great app and a great alternative some issues i have : Reaction are slow and hang alot! Since the latest update videos are not playing properly, the screen goes black and opens many tab of that video. And the biggest ine is not enough content. Yes the app doesn't get all the post on the feed and even after refreshing very less pists are there unlike the browser or app where you can just refresh to see new stuff.

  6. tm cupcake-avatar

    Has basic functionality but the notifications for newsfeed and messenger don't work properly, photo upload is a nightmare and navigation can be slow and clunky. Switching to a competitor as over the past 18 months performance has dropped

  7. Gareth Davies-avatar

    Nearly a 5... Love the integration of messenger and Facebook in one app, and the option of having a messages shortcut is great... The only problem is that the shortcut after a while, turns into a duplicate of the standard Swipe, in appearance and function. Other than that, so far, so great!

  8. BB Marmalade-avatar

    Its a good app for fb alternative. Does not use unreasonable app permissions. I specifically liked that it can let me schedule my post.. unlike the fb app.. it takes awhile to load though. Especially if ur wifi is as slow as ours... other than that its a go 👍🎭🎶

  9. Jacob Sells-avatar

    Love everything about this, I know it's a work in progress but my only complaint is fluidity and inventiveness right now. Love what y'all are doing, and will be most likely buying premium come my next check to help support you guys in replacing the normal Facebook app!

  10. David Quiram-avatar

    Works well, if a little blockier than native FB. The chat head interface looks dated and old. At the moment the picture attachment option isn't working.

  11. James Tate-avatar

    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! Hard to share sometimes and lots of extra steps to share pictures.

  12. Suraz [ V ]-avatar

    I loved the app the user interface so I purchased the pro app. But the app doesn't load the feed. It shows blank feed without any content. So I think there is problem with the app. It was really a bad experience

  13. Susan Elliott-avatar

    Not bad. Much better than regular Facebook, but the most recent isn't loading for me. Still not bad, at all, though. At least it got rid of that stupid My Story and People You May Know junk.

  14. Chad Williams-avatar

    So far so good, tried a few apps for FB but this is the best so far. Will update more once I've been using it for a while but this is great with customizations and overall UI.

  15. Dave Bhulai-avatar

    Would give it a 5 but until an update comes out making reactions to posts not so choppy and push notifications instead of syncing every interval would be a nice addition, I will keep this at 4. Everything else i would say is perfect !

  16. Daniël W-avatar

    Looks nice but to get what I want I have to pay. Did this lots of times before just to be left feeling ripped of by devs abandoning the app. Sorry but not failing for that trap going usenet

  17. umesh gayashan-avatar

    Sometimes it is slow.when we touch the like button animation isn't work.it gets few seconds to veiw imogis.messanger isn't good.because of it can't get calls.but it has dark mode.i love that.

  18. Alex Stone-avatar

    Web wrapper that lets you use messages. Easier to navigate than using a browser in desktop mode to do the same.

  19. James Birse-avatar

    Great. The way Facebook app should be. Only downside is that the incorporated messenger part isn't great for sharing messages to others. Or maybe I'm just doing something not quite right

  20. Rob Steinert-avatar

    What happened? It constantly shows the same 3 pages, I can scroll 30 pages down and it constantly shows the same 3? I'm a payed user. Unfortunately I have to go back to the crappy original Facebook. Uninstall...

  21. Matthew Prestegaard-avatar

    Matthew Prestegaard


    I loved it, but now the main feed won't load. It's been days. Uninstaller, reinstalled, cleared cache. Nothing.

  22. Jack Phelps-avatar

    Fantastic, a lot smoother than the standard Facebook app. The UI is really simple and easy to use.

  23. Arkadev Dawn-avatar

    Its so much lagged... Take huge time to refresh Take huge time to reviewing post, liking post, commanting post, sharing post, adding post Overall its very lagged...... Please improve those problems and make it smooth

  24. Adnan Mustafa-avatar

    My homepage doesn't show any posts. This problem has been persisting for over two days. Please fix!

  25. Ian Stuart-avatar

    On the whole it's great, but live videos don't work for me right now. Hope this will be fixed.

  26. Zoly Deak-avatar

    can't comment using videos, for some reason. I select any video using the tool, once I click it, it takes me back at the comment with nothing going on, as if I didn't do anything. huawei mate 20pro

  27. Jeffrey Chatman-avatar

    Jeffrey Chatman


    The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is for some reason, live videos won't play. Everything else is good.

  28. P. Me-avatar

    App crashes when selecting photos to upload for status updates. Android. Please fix. Ben like this since last update.

  29. absdroid-avatar

    Wow! Amazing, found the app via a recommdation. Amazing so far, love all of the customisations! Feature request: works love the ability to replace the friend's icon worth marketplace!

  30. Alexander Bathurst-avatar

    Alexander Bathurst


    This is miniscule compared to FB proper, whilst it lacks some of the tools it also has some additional ones making it perfect for your phone.

  31. Chou Finch-avatar

    It's okay. Not liking the 2 steps to "like" something. Also, glitches here and there. Keeping for mow.

  32. Costinel Dogaru-avatar

    Costinel Dogaru


    Some font theming option would be good. Make font size bigger! I can't see anything!

  33. Claire Tser-avatar

    Since the last update, It's not even opening. It crashes immediately!! Fix it, please..

  34. Ed Hasaba-avatar

    Doesn't notify me of a birthday until the day is over, then it does it like 5 times even after dismissing... This goes for other kinds of notifications as well

  35. Nelson Acevedo Jr.-avatar

    Nelson Acevedo Jr.


    Awsome!! It downloads video and photos from phone to FB with no problems.

  36. Danko-avatar

    Up to now everything is perfect for me... Small app, and finally i have everything in chronological order

  37. Colin Deacon-avatar

    Latest update has broken video playback, you click on play and it goes to the video and then immediately back to the post

  38. alex crowther-avatar

    version 8 now has terrible scrolling. But now it is fixed. Still prefered the layout of the old version so -1 star

  39. Ashirbad Behera-avatar

    Ashirbad Behera


    Feels like this app is developed by facebook itself. This is what the actual fb app should be like. Just make it more fast & smooth.

  40. Y Heng-avatar

    It's literally a thin wrapper for the mobile site of Facebook. Was hoping for a less clunky experience but it is no different to m.facebook.

  41. Colin Leath-avatar

    Works great for accessing Facebook and not needing to install the huge fb apps.

  42. FunkyPurpleHaze-avatar



    Awesome app. Provides much needed notifications lacking with the Facebook app.

  43. Ardie Godeal-avatar

    after update last version, can't play video and watch...always back to before screen

  44. John Bell-avatar

    love the app, but what's happened to the birthday notifications? they've dissapeared!

  45. Nathan Davies-avatar

    Some bugs but overall a very good app.

  46. T Sumrall-avatar

    Great alternative. A little slow, but I'm happy to be using it.

  47. Prince-avatar

    Why there's no option for a call and video call anywhere in the messaging menu tab???

  48. Arindam Saha-avatar

    Need more improvement regarding fastest videos and images downloaded issue ?

  49. Stephen Holt-avatar

    Great Facebook alternative. Push notifications actually work for groups

  50. Brian Pearson-avatar

    Can't recommend. NO help docs; neither via app nor via web page. I mean *NONE*. Very buggy operation. Navigation is unpredictable. Basic FB functions absent. Media sharing broken. Page jumps w/out warning while you're reading--good luck finding what you were looking at again! Bookmarks aren't removable. Forget this half-baked app (and the official FB app, too! Use a COMPUTER!)

  51. Ahmed zohaib-avatar

    best alternative for Facebook... needs little bit improvements but still the best

  52. Mjd Mjd-avatar

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

  53. 7dude-avatar

    this app is a very good replacement to Facebook official app. ubfortunately Facebook keeps asking for a picture of my passport so im deleting the NSA owned service. goodbye.

  54. Ruby Rose-avatar

    Great so far i like that it is in incognito mode.

  55. Arghadip Maji-avatar

    I paid for swipe for Facebook for pro feature , but when I am going to install swipe pro for Facebook ,it requesting money ... Are the 2 apps different ?

  56. R R-avatar

    After latest update videos are crashing !

  57. Mαruαtα Renthlei-avatar

    Mαruαtα Renthlei


    V8.2.3 stop when playing video. Where is the menu for activity log

  58. John Salkeld-avatar

    Great app. Facebook without all the nonsense. 👍🏻

  59. Stephen Davis-avatar

    I love this app this is such a great benefit to be able to have on android phones and tablets

  60. M Abrar-avatar

    Excellent application. The dark mode/OLED mode is one of the most consistent ones (i.e. you don't get flashes of white when opening a new page for example). This app is quick and lightweight and the peek feature is nice as well. My only suggestion is video quality is poorer than on the official application. It seems videos do not play in HD but rather are all 480p by default and there is no way to up the video quality in the app. If this could be done, this app deserves 5 stars.

  61. Henry Stephanus-avatar

    Henry Stephanus


    Love this app, more smooth than facebook lite...

  62. Selestias Selestias-avatar

    Selestias Selestias


    So far I like the app a lot. The only two reasons I'm giving it four stars is.. 1: It doesn't have the translate option for the every day posts and statuses. 2: It doesn't have the language that I need as a option for the menu. But other than those small reason the app is great. It doesn't have any glitches so far and is custom friendly made.

  63. Marv K.-avatar

    Not just another wrapper. It's beautiful, elegant, obviously a lot of thought and coding went into this. It's also very buggy, laggy, and frustrating. On some devices the frame loads immediately, then you could wait literally a full minute for the actual FB content. Sometimes it just hangs and nothing else happens. Sharing to it and other functions are also tedious. Mixed review. Fixing it would be so appreciated. It's an app y'wanna love.

  64. Biren Kumar-avatar

    It is even slower than Internet explorer.

  65. CJ Sutton-avatar

    Absolutely love this app, it's everything Facebook SHOULD be. One thing though, please let us reorder or swap out options on the tabs menu. I would much rather go straight to my notifications from my feed instead of having to skip past friends first. I don't get friend requests nearly enough to warrant having that entire tab there in the way of the other stuff I'm trying to get to. Also on the friends tab, let us show suggestions by default instead of requests by default (optional).

  66. Habibur Rehman-avatar

    Nice app but sometimes it works slow

  67. ibekwe chibuike-avatar

    ibekwe chibuike


    Pls try to update the app an make it faster in load.. Is still loading like 2G page an is not good

  68. Chris Hippo-avatar

    Edited review. Actually paid for pro version. Really considering a refund. Constantly crashes. Won't let me like posts. If I scroll to far it get lost and opens random pages. Can't post an update without using the share photo option. -- After 8 months and many up dates they seem to have thier app figured out. Still a bit glitchy but I'm raising my review to 4 stars from 2.

  69. Little Evil-avatar

    So far I'm liking it. I took a star off because of not being able to to share video's with a paid version kind seems a bit skimpy to me. I removed another star for the notifications just not showing up at all unless I go into the app itself they won't show up before you ask yes I have the app allowed under my settings.

  70. Robbie Mannankara-avatar

    Robbie Mannankara


    It was great a long time ago and overtime just became worse.

  71. Adam-avatar

    It'd be nice to see the ability to customise what tabs are in the navigation rather than select furthest most tab > click profile picture etc. Why not just have the profile tab in the centre like on normal Facebook app? It also sometimes gets stuck in loading loops, reloading the same 4-5 posts over and over which requires re-launching the app which isn't great. Promising app though.

  72. Arsim Rexhepi-avatar

    After this update i cant play videos.. galaxy s8plus

  73. Rusty Spoons-avatar

    Really buggy. There's a long list of things that simply don't work at all or just bug out all the time. But better than having the actual facebook app on your phone.

  74. صوت القمر-avatar

    صوت القمر


    Great but uses old application of Facebook!!!

  75. Martin Dariush R. Hansen-avatar

    Martin Dariush R. Hansen


    Lightweight and customizable. Downsides: No audio/video calling, you can't scroll up to load chat history, chats can't be muted, it doesn't show "seen by", it's slow/buggy when reacting to content, you can't react to messages, the app freezes for 1-2 second after watching a video.

  76. Peter Laughton-avatar

    Gets more and more buggy after time. Kept reloading back to top. Text became almost same colour as background. Couldn't alter the colour scheme. Couldn't get 'more' to load. Eventually I had to uninstall it and reinstall it. Still some bugs. Sheme cos I prefer to use it over facebook.

  77. Rye Guy-avatar

    The only negative so far is I can't find the Facebook Dating option.

  78. Kevin Hornback-avatar

    A good alternative but missing things. The biggest for me is not being able to schedule posts. I am a mod for a Facebook group and I have to schedule posts weekly but unfortunately I'll have to use the official Facebook app for that.

  79. Rich Marks-avatar

    Works better than the numerous other Facebook skins, so we can have Facebook how we want it not how Mark Z thinks we should. I've had a text display problem and the customer service from Jeff (developer) is absolutely exemplary. Very quick to reply and really helpful advice.

  80. Heero Miketta-avatar

    This works well! No idea why it's called "Swipe", but I got rid of the official Facebook app and it works effortless. It's a wrapper for the mobile Facebook page, but it provides all Integration of the app. Well done!

  81. ruturaj raut-avatar

    Smooth operation and fast scrolling

  82. Ryan Cutshall-avatar

    Good but laggy and slow.

  83. VIjay sah-avatar

    Very slow apps don't run fast 😒

  84. Verlo Ferl Yap-avatar

    I am loving this app. The UI is aesthetically pleasing in minimalistic style. However the bug when I react to a post is sort of laggy. Please fix this.

  85. Diego Cámbara-avatar

    Just add live videos and it will perfect, nice app so far

  86. Lana Lin-avatar

    It is good in that I saw many friends' postings on my newsfeed which were missing from the original FB mobile app. However, it would be great if the hashtags work.

  87. Sourav Das-avatar

    This is a nearly perfect app. I think there should be an option for disabling the "Long press for the pop up window for posts". This is kinda annoying.

  88. Ashlyn Ember-avatar

    a few annoying bugs, but overall a very nice end beautiful Facebook app. for sure the best visually appealing Facebook app out there, past the official app

  89. Eric Helin-avatar

    Absolutely wonderful...not being able to hide stories drives me nuts!! Thank you!!!

  90. Joey Shellz-avatar

    Looks promising, but it'll tell you your password is wrong, even though you've ensured it's correct. I have no idea how this app actually runs because I can't log in.

  91. isko rotul-avatar

    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.

  92. Sara Rivett-avatar

    I love this app it's JUST LIKE Facebook but more secure I love it

  93. Syed Moin-avatar

    To much slow open loading....

  94. Ken Murray-avatar

    Do you hate facebook's forced advertisements. This app WORKS beautifully as advertised. Not one advertisement in any video I've watched. I've even went to crazy Russian hacker not one advertisement popped up.

  95. Cal Harding-avatar

    The first third-party FB app I've used that isn't just a useless web wrapper or otherwise complete rubbish. Thanks, devs!

  96. Rene Andrs-avatar

    Works as expected. Bugs being fixed faster than you report them! Thanks!

  97. Tapasri Barua-avatar

    Loads slowly.... Otherwise fine

  98. BlackMamba-avatar

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

  99. Richard James-avatar

    Very Good. My favourite Facebook alternative so far.

  100. Patrick Ware-avatar

    Cant watch live videos or go live from the app, but pretty good app for darkmode and control over Facebook and blocking ads.