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In the recent update, Facebook has put the menu bar (shortcut bar) at the bottom of the screen instead of at the top. The decision was made to make it easier for users to use the app. As the Android phone screens are getting larger over time, displaying the menu bar at the bottom will help users to access it easily without stretching their hands.
The appearance of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen is nothing new for iPhone users. It has been there at the bottom of the screen on iPhone for a long time.
However, many Android users may find the new change somewhat frustrating due to their usual habit of seeing the Facebook menu bar at the top. In this article, we’ve discussed if there’s a way to move the menu bar back to the top of the screen.
Can You Move the Menu Bar on Facebook Android?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to move the Facebook Menu Bar back to the top of the screen once you have updated the app.
However, some of the Android devices still have the menu bar at the top.
At present, Facebook does not offer an option to change the location of its menu bar. However, the app allows you to personalize the menu bar as per your choice.
You can decide what shortcuts will appear on your menu bar. It is important to note that you can’t get rid of two shortcuts from the bar, namely Home and Notifications shortcuts.
Can You Move the Facebook Menu Bar to Top on iPhone?
The menu bar on iPhone always appears at the bottom of the screen rather than at the top. This is to ease the users to navigate the tabs conveniently.
Some users might prefer to have the menu bar at the top. However, this is not possible. You can only customize what appears in the menu bar. And, here’s how to customize it.
How to Customize the Shortcut/Menu Bar
Step 1: Launch the Facebook app and tap the three-lined menu icon in the top right.
Step 2: Tap the Settings & Privacy option, then select Settings.
Step 3: Under Preferences, select Shortcuts.
Step 4: Tap Shortcut bar.
Step 5: Press the toggle icon to show/hide the shortcuts. Facebook currently has three shortcuts – Friend Requests, Watch & Marketplace.
This way you can keep your shortcut bar in an organized manner placing only the tabs you’ll be using frequently.