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Facebook Suspends Huawei From Pre-Installing Its App And WhatsApp On Its Phones

Huawei is running into more problems after the US government banned major tech firms from doing business with the Chinese company. Reuters is reporting that Facebook is now joining Google, Microsoft, and others in the Huawei ban.

What now?

The social network giant is reportedly pulling its apps from Huawei devices. More specifically, Huawei will no longer be able to pre-install Facebook apps on its new phones, and that includes Facebook itself, as well as WhatsApp and Instagram. Facebook said the company’s apps will continue work and receive updates for existing users, but new users who get new (and existing) phones, won’t be able to get the apps pre-installed.

Facebook blocking its popular apps from being pre-installed on Huawei devices is a big blow to the phone maker. Although new owners of current Huawei devices will simply be able to download Facebook apps from the Play Store, owners of the company’s upcoming devices will be left out.

As Google is blocking its services on new Huawei devices, users won’t be able to access the Play Store to download the Facebook app and its other sister apps, Instagram and WhatsApp. However Huawei users will still likely be able to download the app through 3rd party sites. I think without the native mobile apps, Huawei’s upcoming phones may no longer be a choice for people looking to buy new phones.

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8 thoughts on “Facebook Suspends Huawei From Pre-Installing Its App And WhatsApp On Its Phones

  1. ngavangoisa ma good specs chete tione kuti vanhu havatengi here, as long as there is a way of installing those apps, people may consider them. Users like me that don’t use facebook and Instagram, as long as I am able to install WhatsApp, there won’t be a problem, Maps I use HERE maps, which can be used offline as well.

  2. I never liked the pre-installed apps. For me this is a positive development

  3. I just bought a p20 cash about a week ago now am hearing this wat will happen to some of us

  4. I think Samsung is watching carefully cause it could be next
    It would be such a blow if they unite

    1. Samsung is from South Korea which is an American ally, or should I say lapdog.

  5. Samsung must be watching closely, it’s turn might be the next.
    What is Google’s plans if they unite

  6. I’m a Huawei fan and this news made me fall more in love with the company.

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