In the recent update, Facebook moved the menu bar (shortcut bar) to the bottom of the screen instead of the top. This decision was taken to facilitate the use of the application by users. As Android phone screens get bigger and bigger, displaying the menu bar at the bottom of the screen will allow users to easily access it without having to reach out.
The appearance of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen is nothing new for iPhone users. It has been present at the bottom of the iPhone screen for a long time.
However, many Android users may find this new change somewhat frustrating due to their habit of seeing the Facebook menu bar at the top of the screen. In this article, we looked at whether there is a way to bring the menu bar back to the top of the screen.
Can we move the menu bar on Facebook Android?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to bring Facebook’s menu bar back to the top of the screen once you’ve updated the app.
However, some Android devices still have the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Currently, Facebook does not offer an option to change the location of its menu bar. However, the application allows you to customize the menu bar as per your choice.
You can decide which shortcuts will appear in your menu bar. It is important to note that you cannot get rid of two bar shortcuts, namely the Home and Notifications shortcuts.
Can we move the Facebook menu bar to the top of the iPhone?
The menu bar on the iPhone always appears at the bottom of the screen rather than at the top. This makes it easier for users to navigate through tabs.
Some users would prefer the menu bar to be at the top of the screen. However, this is not possible. You can only customize what appears in the menu bar. Here’s how to customize it.
How to customize the shortcut/menu bar
- Launch the Facebook app and tap the three-line menu icon on the top right.
- Tap on the Settings and privacy option, then select Settings.
- Under Preferences, select Shortcuts.
- Press the shortcut bar.
- Tap the toggle icon to show/hide shortcuts. Facebook currently offers three shortcuts: Friend Requests, Watch, and Market.
In this way, you can organize your shortcut bar so that only the tabs you use frequently are placed.