Love it or hate it, Facebook is one of the most popular apps in the iOS App Store. It consistently places in the top ten of the most popular free apps. As I write this post it sits at number 7 on the list, and I doubt it will drop out of the top ten anytime soon.\nAnd yet all is not well with the Facebook iOS app. It currently weighs in as a very chunky 388 MB download. The weight of the Facebook app has not gone unnoticed by users. A recent thread in the Apple subreddit noted how bloated the Facebook iOS app is and redditors didn\u2019t pull any punches sharing their thoughts about it.\nI\u2019ll share my own thoughts below, but here\u2019s a sample of the thread from the Apple subreddit:\n\nKeviig: \u201cI noticed the same thing. Insane size. I thought my 32GB 7 plus would suffice a fair bit forward, but maybe not if they keep growing like this. Where will it end?\u201d\nGreatBusinessman: \u201c Just delete the\u2026app and use the fastest mobile browser ever made on the fastest mobile smartphone being used.\nMobile Safari. Everything is solved.\u201d\nEvilduck: \u201cI've noticed that trend too. Tons of apps are monstrously bloated for their relatively small amount of local, on-device functionality.\nGoogle's search app is 171MB to return search results. GBoard, a keyboard is 119MB. Imgur is 92MB, Yelp is 159MB, YouTube is 113MB. Uber is 273 MB. Dropbox is 171MB, Inbox is 208MB, Messenger is 260MB, Twitter is 195MB, and so on.\nConversely, apps with similar "mostly fetching crap from the internet" functionality: NPR One: 20MB, Reddit is 28MB, Audible is 77MB, Hulu is 72MB, Google Play Movies is 38MB, Google Analystics is 36MB.\nSeems like there's a link between "updating\u2026every day" and "bloated nonsense".\u201d\nGreatcaffeine: \u201cYeah, I'm about to start using the mobile site again. The app isn't that bad to use, but it seems like they could accomplish everything with a fraction of the disk space they're asking for.\u201d\nShadow_monster: \u201cYou know what's the difference between a 20MB app and a 250MB one? Ads and analytics. Those frameworks are huge, and developers can easily cram 20 different ones in.\nThe larger the app, the more it's tracking you.\u201d\nCormeistro: \u201cThese mobile apps are larger than most software I use on a desktop. It's ridiculous.\nAside from games, I can't think of a single program on my computer than isn't in competition with mobile app sizes now...\u201d\nWhimsicalsteve: \u201cGotta keep that spyware code updated.\u201d\nHofdu465: \u201cDelete it. Using the mobile site. Nothing of value lost.\u201d\nShredder13: \u201cYou can send and receive messages on Facebook using the mobile site? I thought that was still disabled. \u201d\nHawk4031: \u201cRequest Desktop Site. It will retain the mobile layout but you can use the web messenger. I do this all the time.\u201d\nMore at Reddit\n\nGet rid of Facebook altogether\nAs you can tell from some of the comments in the Reddit thread, a lot of folks are quite unhappy with the Facebook app\u2019s ridiculous size. For what it does it should not take up nearly so much storage space on iOS devices.\nBut I doubt that Facebook will fix it anytime soon. The company has shown remarkably little interest in what users think about what it does or how it does it. Facebook knows that it\u2019s service and apps are quite sticky, and that most users will complain about problems but will also continue to use Facebook.\nMy advice? Don\u2019t just delete the Facebook app from your iOS device, delete your Facebook account permanently and move on with your life without Facebook.\nI dumped Facebook years ago because I was tired of the company\u2019s utter contempt for the privacy of its users. I also loathed Facebook\u2019s annoying algorithm that manipulates the newsfeeds of users, and I found the service itself to be a huge waste of my time.\nInitially you might find it hard to walk away from Facebook, it might even take you more than one attempt to leave it permanently. But dumping Facebook can be done, and once you leave you won\u2019t miss it much if at all.\nSo if Facebook\u2019s bloated iOS app annoys you, why not think of it as a good opportunity to get rid of Facebook once and for all? If you still aren't sure about leaving Facebook, check out this free ebook on Amazon called "Facebook Logout: Experiences and Reasons to Leave It" for some reasons why getting rid of Facebook is a great idea.\nDid you miss a post? Check the Eye On Apple home page to get caught up with the latest news, discussions and rumors about Apple.