When you come across a folder named “Facebook Katana” on your smartphone, you don’t have to delete it. Facebook Katana folder is not a virus and it won’t affect your phone. There has been a lot of talks on the Facebook Katana folder whether is a malware or virus.
According to various sources online, some people are claiming that the Katana folder on your phone is created by a virus. This makes some users become so frustrated thinking that their personal information has been compromised online or their phone has been hacked.
As we’ve seen on Android Central’s forum, users were arguing about the usefulness of the package on both iOS and Android devices. However, we’ve discovered that Facebook Orca and Katana folders are not viruses.
The below article gives South Africans more information about Facebook Katana folder, whether you can remove it, delete or just leave it on your phone. The article also gives a detail information about why and how the folder is created, as well as the benefits it has on your phone.
What is Facebook Katana Folder?
Facebook Katana folder is created on all mobile devices by the Facebook App. The package name ‘com.facebook.katana’ is automatically created the moment you install the Facebook App on your phone. Also, com.facebook.katana disappears when users uninstall or delete the Facebook App on their devices.
The Facebook App and the Katana folder are kinda linked together and this only appears when the Facebook Messenger App is installed on your device. Also, if you are logging into Facebook using a web browser, you will notice that there’s no file like com.facebook.katana folder. This is because the Katana folder is only created when you have the FB app installed on your mobile device.
In a nutshell, just like the Orca folder on your smartphone, the folder contains info about the Facebook Messenger app.
Should I Delete com.Facebook.katana?
No, don’t remove it because the Katana folder will be automatically recreated as soon as your download the app or open the Facebook App. This folder com.facebook.katana is part of the FB app so that it can function properly on your mobile device.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.