How Much Does It Cost to Develop an App like Facebook?

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How Much Does an App like Facebook Cost?

About Facebook App:

Facebook is the world’s largest social networking app, having 2 billion monthly users globally. The Facebook app allows people to easily find and connect with their friends, relatives, and communities regardless of their location. Facebook allows to use it for people who are aged 13 and above. Like, share, and comment are the unique features that Facebook reinvented that changed the way how people express themselves and their thoughts with others.

FuGenX is a global technology services company, specialized in social network app development. FuGenX helps individual entrepreneurs and enterprises develop Facebook like app with the most sought-after features leveraging cutting-edge technologies.


Key Features of Facebook App:

  • Registration through mobile number or email
  • Automatic synchronization of contact list
  • Share texts, photos, and videos instantly
  • Instant notifications when friends like and comment on the posts

  • Play games, and discover nearby friends
  • Intuitive search option to easily find known friends by name
  • Integrated Messenger to chat with friends
  • Option to access Facebook business page (s)

How Much Does an App like FB Cost?

When one wants to develop a Facebook like app, the first thing comes to his mind is how much it costs to create a Facebook like app. Facebook comes under fully dynamic app category, which is driven by user generated content. The development cost of Facebook like app is estimated on the following key factors.

App Platform (Android, iOS (iPhone), or Windows):

The development cost of Facebook like app for iOS is relatively cheaper than Android since Androidemulators are slower compared to that of iOS.

App Design:

It is very important for Facebook like app to have an attractive design to engage users and retain them. Good design obviously costs more, but with the best design practices, the cost can be reduced to a large extent. FuGenX has proven expertise in this.

App size:

App size forms the total number of features and functionalities and user database that an app would have. Apps like Facebook should be scalable, so it can retain its efficiency even with the increased users.

App developers:

The real development cost of Facebook like app also depends on the developers’ geographic location. Developers’ experience and expertise level also matters most here. Developing a Facebook like app in India is significantly cheaper compared to the US.

Features and Functionalities that Impact the Cost of Facebook like App

The cost to build a Facebook like app or any social networking app is estimated on the following basic and advanced features along with the factors mentioned above.

Access Control

  • Using email id
  • Using phone number

App Design

  • Simple
  • Medium
  • Rich

App Interaction

  • Universal linking
  • Social Sharing
  • Messaging/chat

Basic Features

  • Newsfeed/activity feed
  • User profile
  • Refer a friend
  • Help center
  • Help community

Advanced Features

  • Geolocation
  • Data sync
  • In-app camera
  • Push notification
  • Image filtering

External Features

  • OTP reading
  • In-app calling
  • Secure data travel
  • Connection to third-party API

Admin Panel

  • User data control
  • Usage analytics
  • Intercom support
  • Crash report
  • Reporting


  • Third-party SDK

How much FuGenX charges to develop a Facebook like app?

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FuGenX Technologies is a leading mobile app and game development company in India, delivering quality-driven mobility services across the world. We have been crowned with many global technology awards, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific & Fast 50 India, for pioneering high-quality products and ideas in the mobile space.
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