Facebook s devious methods to understand psychology of its users are universally known. Back in 2014, the company had admitted it had altered content of some users News Feeds to understand the psychology behind emotional posts on the social network. Now, The Information reports that Facebook intentionally made its app crash repeatedly for some users to test their loyalty to the social networking platform. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
Apparently, Facebook found that at no point of time users stopped trying to access the app and many opened the site on the mobile browser. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
In what s believed to be another experiment, Facebook removed its app from Google Play store in certain markets, and pushed a link on its website for direct download. The move is believed to be part of Facebook s effort to gauge its dependence on Google s ecosystem.
However, Facebook and Google have been at loggerheads in the past as well. According to reports, Google had threatened to remove Facebook app from the Play store over violating policies.
In a broader perspective, Facebook may be looking to bypass Google for distribution of its apps and services through Play store. It is highly unlikely that Facebook will remove its apps from Google s Play Store anytime soon but clearly the social networking is looking for more independence.
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