Lightroom Mobile (iOS): Images heavily compressed after Export to Facebook

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In Lightroom CC for iOS,  exporting to facebook render extremely low-quality photos. There is no setting to change this. Related to this, Photoshop Express for iOS is unable to work with a DNG file from Lightroom CC, it automatically converts it to a JPEG and you have to reimport manually  (also as JPEG) into Lightroom. The mobile workflow in iOS creates low-quality outputs.
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Yes, I've discover this problem too. For example clouds seems pixelated

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Realize that Facebook applies aggressive compression on its own, independent of Lightroom's settings.  Even a pristine original-quality file will suffer under Facebook's recompression. 
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Thanks for your reply.I performed the following test from an iPad Pro 12". First, I posted the photo on facebook directly from Lightroom CC (iOS).  Then, I exported the JPEG to the camera roll and used the Facebook app to create the post. The difference is noticeable when using Lightroom directly. The JPEG has a lot of artifacts and, in for that particular photo, some horizontal white lines. The photograph looked horrible. When uploading the photo from the camera roll, the resulting post ended in a photo that looks decent enough for Facebook. I realize that Facebook is far from ideal as a photographer outlet, but I view Lightroom CC for iOS as the "social" extension of Lightroom Classic.