It was a part of company’s contingency planning in case things go rough with Google.
In order to check the tolerance and loyalty of its users, Facebook reportedly crashed its Android app for a short duration. The main purpose of the experiment was to analyze how long it will take for its user to give up on its platform as a result of poor service.
It is unknown where the test took place and how many people were part of it. However, sources familiar with the test claim that the people waited for Facebook to fix the issues instead of abandoning the platform. Some users switched to mobile browser version to stay connected with their friends and family.
According to The Information, the test was just a small part of a bigger contingency plan done by the tech giant to ensure its survival if it faces any conflicts with Google in the future. Considering the rate at which the Facebook app is growing, chances are that Google may remove it from Google Play in the near future.
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