Meta announced earlier that it will follow in the footsteps of Microsoft, Mozilla, and Samsung, and the built-in browser of the Facebook app on the Android platform will be changed to a self-designed version based on the Chromium architecture.
The reason why Meta made this adjustment is that the original built-in browser of the Facebook app uses the System WebView browser engine preset by the Android operating system. However, most users will only update the Facebook app version through the Google Play Store, but will not update the Chrome browser and System WebView component versions through the Google Play Store at the same time, so there may be many vulnerabilities in browsing security.
In addition to the possible safety of browsing, if the version of the System WebView component is not updated, it may also lead to the stability of the Android version of the Facebook app, and even cause crashes.
Therefore, based on these considerations, Meta decided to change Facebook’s built-in browser to its own design based on the Chromium architecture, which allows users to update the built-in browser functions when updating the Facebook app and allows the Facebook app to maintain a more stable performance.
However, based on the flexibility of the Android operating system, users can still choose to open web content with different preferred browsers in the Facebook app.