MIUI News Team

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Mi A1
MIUI Version
Online time
352 Hours
Send PM

Mijia Qi CycleMi  BunnyMijia Story TellerMi BandMijia Walkie TalkieMi HomeMi ScaleMi VRMi Power Bank 10000MAH Mi MIXUnlock MedalMi Selfie StickMi Band 2Ninebot MiniMijia VR Play 2Mijia Mi Bunny RobotYi Action CameraMi VR HeadsetMagic CubeMi Bluetooth SpeakerXiaomi 6 LaunchMijia Smart PTZ CameraMi Power BankMi TV 70Mi BoxMi Kids WatchMi Bluetooth HeadsetMi HeadphonesXiaomi 7th AnniversaryI Love MIUIMIUI 2016MIUI 7Awesome!FlashholicMIUI Devices ContestFantastic!MIUI 8MarshmallowRedmi Note 4XRedmi Note 4Xiaomi Mi 44 Million Forum MembersFan Of MIUI RussiaSuper ThursdaySurge S13 Million Forum MembersSuper TuesdayWomen's Day MedalSingapore Merlion MedalPuzzle MasterMIUI 2017Super WednesdayMIUI Happy Medal10 Million Forum PostsRocket to Future1 Million Forum App InstallsUEFA EURO MedalPokemon Master MedalMIUI 6th AnniversaryMIUI Fan From Nepal5 Million Forum Posts1 Million Forum MembersMIUI 100 Million Users500K Forum MembersHappy New YearMIUI 300 WeeksMIUI Forum AppRooster Year of 20173 Million Forum App InstallsMIUI Lucky FridayHappy Valentine's DayI Love 20162100K Forum Members1500K Forum Members1400K Forum MembersMIUI Marathon MedalSuper MondaySuper FridayMIUI 50 Million UsersMIUI 7th AnniversaryFan Of MIUI GreeceAtaturk MourningMIUI 9MIUI P100k Forum MembersMerry ChristmasFan Of MIUI SpainMIUI SMIUI Fan From PhilippinesCamera Filter Guru MedalMIUI 5th Anniversary1st AnniversaryMIUI 20 Million UsersHappy DiwaliFan Of MIUI IndiaMIUI Fan from MalaysiaDiwali 90000 Forum MembersMIUI Philippines Fan Meetup300K Forum Members3500K Forum MembersSuper SundayMIUI Font LoverRingolicious MedalFan Of MIUI BangladeshFan Of MIUI UkraineMIUI World TourSuper SaturdayI Love Mi BunnyMiPopGamer Mi BunnySummer Mi BunnyMIUI ReviewMi Lover MedalOreoDie-hard MIUI FanTechnology GuruMIUI Superstar8 Million Forum MembersScroll Of WisdomMIUI Weekly Devices QuizHumor MasterMIUI Twitter FollowerMIUI Global Forum 20147 Million Forum Members2017 Annual Awards6 Million Forum MembersRedmi Quiz MasterWallpaper ExpertForum Contest LoverMIUI G+ FollowerMIUI FB FollowerMIUI Quick DiscussionAndroid ElfDebate MasterMIUI FollowerPioneer of MIUI English Forum Theme TalentMost Active MIUIerMi Bunny Game Master MIUI Android 4.4 KitKatMost Popular Forum UserUpdates LoverYouth PledgeMaster Of TechnologyMi A1MIUI Ice Bucket ChallengeMIUI KingAndroid GuruIndia Independence DayMIUI ExpertRingtone Star MIUI Halloween 2017Mr. DependableStar Of TechnologyMi Story TellerOTA FeedbackRingtone ExpertInbox Zero25 Million StrongIndonesia Independence DayApp StarMi TalentMIUI Medals Collector

[Android] How to Access the Facebook Hidden Settings Menu on Android

[ Promote]
272 1 |
10:33, Aug-20-2017 | From PC
Go to reply no.
This post was edited by GangbuzzCrew at 08:06, Aug-20-2017

Dear MIUIers,
The Facebook app, much like its counterpart the Facebook Messenger app, also has its own hidden internal menu using by Facebook engineers for debugging and testing. This Facebook hidden settings menu cannot be permanently enabled, unlike the Messenger’s internal menu. Much like Messenger you need root access or a modified APK by XDA Senior Member evilwombat to access this menu. As in the Messenger tutorial, you will also need to use the Android Debugging Bridge (ADB) or a terminal app such as Termux. If you are using ADB, USB debugging needs to be enabled which can be found in Developer Options on your device.

You will need root access on your phone to follow this tutorial. You can get root access by either flashing Magisk or SuperSU after unlocking your device’s bootloader. Note, that using the modified APK linked above requires you to uninstall any existing Facebook apps you have and instead use all of the modified Facebook apps from the same developer that you plan to use.

Access Facebook’s Hidden Internal Menu

Using ADB

Download the ADB tools of your choice. These can either be “Minimal ADB & Fastboot” from our forums or the official binaries released by Google. Once installed or extracted, in the folder containing the ADB binary hold shift + right click and click “Open command window here” (if you’re on Windows). If you’re on Mac or Linux, then you’ll need to preface the “adb shell” command below with the directory to the ADB binary.

Connect your phone to  your computer and grant debugging access. Next, type the following commands in the command prompt:

adb shell


Grant superuser access to “shell” when prompted on your phone.

am start -n "com.facebook.katana/com.facebook.katana.internsettingsactivity.InternSettingsActivity"

You will now see the internal menu open on your phone.

Using terminal

Open the terminal app of your choosing. Personally I use Termux, but anything that can access the terminal will work fine. Type the following commands.




Developer: Fredrik Fornwall

Price: Free


Grant superuser access when prompted on your device.

am start -n "com.facebook.katana/com.facebook.katana.internsettingsactivity.InternSettingsActivity"

The internal menu will open on your device.


We are using adb or the terminal to start the InternSettingsActivity which is the name of the hidden internal menu activity. This is an unexported activity defined in the AndroidManifest file; meaning it cannot be accessed normally from third-party apps. Inside of this internal menu are some settings and tweaks that users of the Facebook app may benefit from. This menu is meant to be only accessed by developers and testers of the Facebook app, so there’s a lot you can do. Scroll down to see some examples.

Example Features of the Facebook Internal Menu

Data Saver

This is my favorite feature within the internal settings. You can enable a data usage monitor, which will stop the app transferring data once it reaches a certain limit. This is good for those of you on metered connections, as Facebook can be incredibly data intensive. It is filled with videos and pictures, so it’s no surprise. Thanks to this menu, you can simply set the amount of data you want to allow the app at maximum, and also reset the counter if you want to allow yourself to use more data. This limiter works on WiFi or mobile data, so those of you on restrictive data caps on your WiFi can make use of this too.

Force App Update

Another interesting feature is a “force app update” feature. It seems to download the latest version in-app and update, though I didn’t get a package install attempt even though a toast told me it was downloading. This feature may be broken, but it seems interesting nonetheless.

Video Stats

Within the internal menu you can enable video specs for playing videos to display the metadata (file information) while you watch a video. You can also enable logging, play videos muted and force autoplay videos. Autoplay settings are in the app already, but it’s still interesting to see them slightly more advanced here.

And that’s all, if you find any other useful features hidden away in the Facebook app, let us know down below in the comments!


Disclaimer: This is a reproduced article and the copyright rests with theoriginal author. The views in this article are not from MIUI News Team, or MIUIGlobal Forum. If there is any disagreement, please contact the Forum ManagementTeam to delete it.

Favorite Share

Platinum Member

Rank: 4

Redmi Note 4 MTK
MIUI Version
Online time
49 Hours
Send PM

Mi VRXiaomi 6 LaunchMi Bluetooth SpeakerMi Band 2Ninebot MiniMi HeadphonesMijia VR Play 2Mijia Story TellerUnlock MedalXiaomi 7th AnniversaryAwesome!MIUI Devices ContestI Love MIUIMIUI 84 Million Forum Members300K Forum MembersRocket to FutureMIUI Forum AppSuper TuesdayMIUI Happy MedalSuper WednesdaySuper ThursdayAtaturk Mourning3500K Forum MembersSuper SaturdayMIUI 2017Super SundayPuzzle MasterFan Of MIUI IndiaFan Of MIUI Bangladesh90000 Forum MembersMIUI 7th AnniversaryMIUI Font Lover100k Forum MembersRingolicious MedalMIUI 9Summer Mi BunnyDie-hard MIUI FanMIUI Android 4.4 KitKatStar Of Technology2017 Annual AwardsMIUI ExpertMi Bunny Game Master Mi Lover MedalMost Active MIUIerDebate MasterScroll Of WisdomForum Contest LoverUpdates LoverMost Popular Forum UserPioneer of MIUI English Forum MIUI Medals CollectorTheme TalentMIUI FollowerOTA FeedbackTechnology Guru

18:54, Aug-23-2017 | From Redmi Note 4X

Credits Management

Quick Reply Top Return to the list