In the last several months, the Facebook app has undergone a lot of design and UI updates. A new UI for the company’s Android app is currently undergoing A/B testing. Facebook is relocating the shortcut bar to the bottom of the app to facilitate one-handed navigation. The iPhone app has bottom tabs, but you cannot swipe between them.
The navigation bar on Facebook, which has tabs for News Feed, Notifications, and Menu, is the shortcut bar. The Profile and Watch tab shortcuts are likewise user-customizable.
On Android, Facebook shifts the shortcut bar to the bottom.
It makes sense to decide to move the menu bar, navigation bar, or shortcut bar, as you like to call it. This is so that accessing various tabs is made easy by a below navigation bar. Additionally, the majority of Android phones now have large screens, making it challenging to reach the top with a single hand. However, this problem is avoided by the tab switching functionality.
Having said that, it is purely a question of preference. Although most users don’t care about such design changes. At the same time, some individuals favor the bottom-level Menu bar, and vice versa.
The Facebook Shortcut bar may it be moved to the top or bottom?
Maybe you’re not the only one who can’t see the navigation bar at the bottom of Facebook for Android. Facebook appears to be testing the new user interface on a small group of people. You might not see the change even after sideloading the most recent Facebook APK because it is a server-side rollout (version 2188.8.131.52.103). Update Facebook to the most recent stable version from Google Play or APK Mirror; that’s your best choice.
To get to the point, after installing the latest version, it is not possible to move the shortcut bar on the Facebook app back to the top. Unfortunately, users cannot choose between a top or bottom menu bar using a setting.
Go to the Menu tab > Settings & Privacy > Settings to alter the shortcut bar’s settings. Select “Shortcut Bar” from the menu at the bottom of the screen as you scroll down. Then toggle the shortcuts for the marketplace, groups, profile, video, and friend requests on or off.