How to Deal with Facebook Katana Folder on Android/iPhone

If you are not a developer, it will be challenging to identify some folders in your app. An example of this folder is the com Facebook katana folder using in com.facebook.katana folder as the package name (Pname) and com.facebook.orca folder. The Facebook folder name “market details id com Facebook katana.”

There are three folders that are created on your phone when you installed the Facebook app and Facebook Messenger app that can get you confused. These are the com.facebook.home, com.facebook.orca, and com.facebook.katana with package names (Pname) com.facebook.home, com.facebook.orca, and com.facebook.katana.

If these folders are creating confusion in relating with folders on your phone you will find this article relevant to your need.

If you don’t know what these folders mean you would go-ahead to remove them. Only to check back again and see the folders again.

However, in this post, I’ll explain in details what the Facebook katana folder stands for and what the folder do just as I explained in details everything you need to know about Facebook orca folder.

Meanwhile, the main issue most people have with both orca and katana folder is the inability to clear the, unfortunately, process com.facebook.orca has stopped. For a simple way to clear the Facebook messenger not responding here is an article I wrote on that.

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What is com.facebook.katana?

Facebook Kanata is the name of a folder that is created on your phone when you install Facebook apps. And the only time you will see the Facebook katana folder is when you install Facebook App. Without Facebook App, the katana folder will not be created or the Pname com.facebook.katana folder will not be created.

And once you uninstall the Facebook mobile app the Facebook Katana disappears.

Facebook katana (Pname com.facebook.katana) is a folder that is created when the official Facebook app is installed, while the Facebook home (Pname com.facebook.katana) is a folder that is created when the Facebook launch is installed, and the Facebook orca (Pname com.facebook.orca) is a folder that is created when the official Facebook Messenger app is installed.

Uninstalling any of these Facebook apps will remove the package name. This means that the associated package name is removed since the app is no longer available.

It’s the Kanata and Orca files that make the Facebook Messenger app run smoothly. Even when you force stop the Facebook app, the katana folder remains part of the folder in your device.

Do you have to Install com.facebook.katana APK?

You can install Katana Facebook for some reason and you do not need to install the Katana Facebook APK app for some reason also.

If you have the official Facebook app installed on your phone, you do not need to install the Katana App. The Facebook katana folder is a folder needed to use the Facebook app and the folder is created automatically once you installed the Facebook app with the Pname com.facebook.katana.

However, if you do not install the Facebook app and you see the Katana folder then, it must have been installed by your phone manufacturer or carrier.

However, the com.facebook.katana, com.facebook.home, and com.facebook.orca are hidden folders in your device manager. It may corrupt your phone app is tampered with without understanding why there are created.

Take, for instance, the Pname com Facebook orca folder is a folder that is created when you install the Facebook Messenger app where deleted Facebook messages, pictures, chats, emojis, emoticons, and others are kept for easy access. This means that once deleted or not found on your device you will not be able to restore deleted messages on your FB messenger app.

Is com.facebook.katana a Malware or Virus?

According to an online definition of a virus, a virus is a piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

However, since this katana folder is created by a known app then, we can say the katana Facebook folder is neither malware nor a virus.

Does com.facebook.katana Drain Battery Life?

We all know that the Facebook app code has some defect that could lead to draining phone battery faster. This is common among Samsung users. Samsung devices often pop up “com.facebook.katana drains the battery”. The error message happens often on Samsung S7 and some other latest version of the brand.

And it can also cause phone performance issue. However, the lasting solution to correct the com.facebook.katana drains the battery issue is to uninstall the Facebook app and access Facebook on the Facebook web.

Should I Remove the Folder?

No! There is no need to remove the package name from your device manager except you don’t want to use the Facebook app again. You need the katana folder to use the Facebook app as well as the orca folder to the user Messenger app.

Therefore, do not delete either of the folders. If you do, the folder will be recreated again the moment you launch either of the Facebook apps.

Where to Find the com.facebook.katana Folder?

You can find this folder depending on where you install your Facebook app. However, in most cases the pname com.facebook.katana is always on internal storage. To search and find the katana Facebook folder follow the direction below.

Go to App menu >> File Manager >> Internal Storage >> com.facebook.katana. 

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When you open the katana folder you will see fb_temp >> .nomedia. The .nomedia implies a hidden folder.

Note: If you hate to see the Facebook Katana folder you can hide it. But there is no way to delete it. Wrap

It’s ideal to find out what you don’t know and take the necessary measure to play smart against virus or malware. However, what it means to have the com.facebook.katana folder on your Android is that you want to keep using the Facebook app.

You can only remove the folder only when you are ready to stop using Facebook app otherwise, there is no way to remove the folder permanently as long as you still use the official Facebook app on your device.

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