Bookmarks in Facebook

iOS and iPadOS

Hi All,
Recently when I open Facebook VoiceOver announces Bookmarks. Followed by a number of unread ones. Does anyone know what these are and more importantly can they be accessed using VO? I ask because I cannot seem to access these in anyway.



Submitted by BlindGayVegan on Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's annoying to not be able to access whatever it is

Submitted by Dawn ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฏ on Saturday, May 5, 2018

I wonder if those are saved posts.

Submitted by Lee on Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hi Dawn, I think they are trends or interests pages that FB gathers from what you look at. However, either way as far as I can tell we cannot access them with VO. Based on FB when it comes to updating accessibility I suspect it maybe sometime before we will be able to.

Submitted by Dawn ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฏ on Saturday, May 5, 2018

Sadly you're probably right. I don't understand why apps such as Facebook and Messenger for that matter, can't have an accessibility mode. I know that OOtunes does, and when I went into the settings to customize some things, I noticed it, and it was turned on by default at least for me. I think that Facebook, Messenger, along with other apps similar to these, should have an accessibility mode. Just my 2ยข worth.

Submitted by Ann Marie B on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

I have been wondering the same thing. When I open Face Book voice over says that I have a number of unread "bookmarks"and I can't access them either. a little annoying.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

It is not so much that these apps should have an accessibility mode. Rather, the companies shouldn't try to rush out all of these weekly updates just to have an app update. Rather, they should take time to get all of the known issues out of an app and then update it. Rushing out an app once a week just to have something to throw out there is a stupid thing to do.