Pname Com Facebook Orca: What Is It, and How to Fix It


When you think about what people do on Facebook, you’d see that most of them are keeping up with their friends and family. But aside from this, they are also building an image and Identity for themselves and their brands. Facebook aims to connect a ton of people together, and it is actually a disappointment if you aren’t registered on the platform. But what if you’ve just being introduced to Facebook and immediately went ahead to install the Messenger app only to be faced with the so-called pname com Facebook orca error as seen below.

The application Messenger (process com.facebook.orca) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

It is quite a turn off really, and if you aren’t the patient type, you do just go ahead to click the “Force Close” or “Report” button. But wait, what next? You really do not expect to bypass that error by relaunching the Messenger app or do you?. Well there is much more to this, and we are going to detail everything here. First we’ll try to answer some of the burning questions you may have about this error, then we’ll move over to what it is and figure out how to fix it. So here’s how to fix pname com Facebook orca error on Android.

What is Pname Com Facebook Orca?

Here’s the thing, when you are developing an app, you do need to set a specific name for that app before you “package” it. Every Android apps are named differently in the root directory. So while we basically know Facebook as Facebook, it is been listed as com.facebook.katana in the system folder and the Messenger app is “packaged” as com.facebook.orca. For one thing, these folders are “automatically” created when you download and launch Facebook or Messager app for the first time. So it isn’t a URL, spam or malware. It’s just a package name (Pname).


The folder “com.facebook.orca” is mostly present in your file directory. Its main function is to store all the media conversations you’ve had on Messenger. So apparently, when you open it, you do get to see all of the pictures you uploaded or shared followed by audio files, cache, plugins and possibly videos. Even if you decide to delete this folder (thinking that it will fix the pname com Facebook orca error), it’ll still re-appear once you try to open the Messenger app again. So it’s unwise to get rid of it as you may lose your files. The com.facebook.orca folder is located in your internal storage, just within Android/data.

Why Do You Get the Pname Com Facebook Orca Error?

Facebook has improved tremendously in the past recent years and they’ve added a ton of features that makes the platform unique. Bugs are being fixed frequently with every new updates that arrives, but sometimes codes tends to break when trying to fix another issue. But the most possible reason why you may often get the Pname Com Facebook Orca error is if you’re using an outdated operating system. Think I’m wrong? Then the messenger app may not have Installed properly or you are using it in concurrent with other apps. Aside from this, overusing the messager app on a non-powerful Android device may cause it to malfunction. So here’s how to permanently fix pname com Facebook orca error on your Android phone.

Also Read: How to Access Facebook Full Site on Mobile Phones. ^(

Fix Pname Com Facebook Orca Error

The first solution will obviously be to clear Messenger’s data, by doing this the app will reset to default and things will start working properly as they should. So to get this one going, simply head over to your device’s Settings and jump into Applications. Then look for Messenger and clear its Cache followed by Data.


Once that’s done, re-open the messenger app and enter your account details. If this method doesn’t work, then there’s one or two options left. Start by uninstalling the Messenger app, then restart your phone and once it boots up, simply navigate to the Google Play Store and install a new version.

Wrapping Up

That’s it, fixing Pname Com Facebook Orca error seems extremely easy if you can put two and two together. If by any chance the above methods doesn’t work for you, then you will need to use our ultimate solution and that’s to factory reset your mobile from the settings menu since a lagging device can force messenger not to open properly. You can format your device from the Backup & Reset option within the settings menu. Have a nice day, and endeavour to drop a comment if it worked for you.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).