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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

There are far more important things when it comes to UX for Facebook A site with 2.5 billion active users needs to constantly rethink things, test them, make them better, add new functions etc. the ...
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How to handle a UX issue that cannot currently be fixed (deleting Facebook posts on a 3rd party site)?

Be transparent with your users. I would include a message that communicates two things: The application did its job successfully Facebook imposes this "inconvenient" requirement Perhaps ...
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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

I'll point to Reddit as an example of why not to allow users to redesign their pages: it becomes a fragmentation issue. If you allow users to control the look and feel of the software, then you lose ...
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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

The theme and colours are part of Facebook's brand. It keeps everything consistent, and stops people from creating "ugly" pages.
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What could be better message to any user in facebook?

I wish I'd just comment on that. Anyway, the message should be like this: "You must be at least 13 years old to have a Facebook account"
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What is the reason for having more than one login link for Facebook?

One hit is for the American version of the log in page (www.facebook.com), the other is for the UK version of the log in page (en-gb.facebook.com). Possibly these are the only two English versions ...
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Comment vs Reply in a social feed

There is no "ideal phrase" for "it". They are both different terms that mean different things. Comment a note explaining, illustrating, or criticizing the meaning of a writing ...
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User signs up using their Facebook account logs and then logs in with their (same email) Google account. Now what?

I think the best solution would be that every account is associated to the email. Once they log in with one social then it's linked. So let's say I have google and facebook, I connect google and then ...
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Why doesn't Facebook allow users to change its theme?

why doesn't Facebook allow users to change their homepage theme color, style, etc.? Another reason they don't do that is - When users share their problems to FB help centre, their screenshots should ...
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How did the facebook marketplace team come up with the “hide from friends” option

Features like these are often based on qualitative feedback generated from observed behavior. Let's use the Facebook Marketplace example. Facebook has analytics and probably uses some kind of session ...
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If your app requires an email address to register, but you also allow registration via FB, what if FB doesn't return an email?

I would simply ask the users. Once you discover that their email address is missing, show a message like this upon their login: Please, complete your profile information by providing your email ...
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Why my chats are shown in right side?

The main focal point of the chat UI is incoming message and most of the users are used to read from letf to right. That's why incoming message position is at left side and our chat is at right side.
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Facebook reactions as a metric for user engagement

Excellent question ! Apparently a study by globalwebindex shows that after the launch of reactions, the number of users who interact or react with a post has increased after Facebook introducted ...
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Chatbot response on wrong user input

Don't pretend this isn't a bot answering. You need the user's answer to deliver the service. You need to give an answer that doesn't make them feel stupid. You can make it humorous: "Hey, I'm only a ...
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What is the reason for having more than one login link for Facebook?

I would wager that this is non-intentional. My largest indicator that it is non-intentional is the descriptions are the exact same, and if there was meant to be a difference in the two, the ...
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Why my chats are shown in right side?

The below opinions could primarily apply true to right handed people The primary goal in any chat/conversational interface (digital or even art) is to differentiate between the two parties. ...
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Why FB direct message and camera button has different location between ios and android?

Nobody can really tell unless they're working for Facebook specifically on that team, but for me, it looks like a classic case of “it depends in which A/B testing bucket you've landed” unless it's ...
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Facebook widget or just a link out to facebook?

There is no denying that Facebook works best in its own environment (not truncated as a widget). FB has invested billions of dollars to optimize the use of their website. Then why offer widgets? I ...
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SSO Login, can we remove the Facebook color in the button?

These companies each have their own guidelines for how you are legally allowed to use their trademarks. Facebook's developer guidelines instruct the developer to refer to the "f" logo brand ...
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If your app requires an email address to register, but you also allow registration via FB, what if FB doesn't return an email?

Can you not check on the fly when they are registering? When people are registering using fb, your db gets all the fields name, email id etc. Put a logic if DB is not getting email id, show rest of ...
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Which facebook design should you use for facebook login?

I am not a Facebook developer but my guess is that they are taking their time deploying the new design to their different teams. If I were in your situation I would definitely use the newer guidelines....
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Why don't messenger carousel auto slide?

Auto-scroll / auto-advance is probably inappropriate for a Facebook Messenger carousel UI component. I’ll get to why below, but first some context... In the comments below your question you added ...
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What would a solution in surfacing good chat messages from Video Live Chats look like?

Short answer: replies and voting in live chats is pointless due to the speed of delivery and amount of information that is generated there. There are two basic yet very important issues when it comes ...
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What would a solution in surfacing good chat messages from Video Live Chats look like?

*This is not research-based answer, but my own opinion. There are many different communication channels used for their own specific purpose. Chat is supposed to be informal communication between two ...
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Why my chats are shown in right side?

I need to check if there is any research done on this, but in my opinion, it could be based on the way we read English - Left to Right. In a conversation my chats are my own thoughts and I may not ...
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What could be better message to any user in facebook?

Oh, it seems you are too little to join us... You should be at least 13 years old to join Facebook.
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Should a user logged in through Facebook be able to delete their account?

As far as I know (and as far as I understand your question): when you log in to a site, service or app using an existing account (name it facebook, google, etc.), you are not "creating" an ...
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Displaying post and file likes

The "like" hierarchy could be reconsidered to avoid some conflicts (for example: if the user "likes" the post does that imply "liking" the picture?). These are two suggestions: Treat all "likable" ...
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What is the significance of the "Sign Up" button on Facebook's new login page?

Are you still seeing that? I see no such "Sign Up" button at the top, only a "Log In" button. which makes me think it may have been a temporary glitch or oversight.
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