Facebook Home, Makes Facebook Your Homescreen

Facebook Home will be available from 12th April for selected Androids. It makes Facebook your homescreen, giving you easy and free access to the site. After being installed, the app will show updates from your friends on the main screen itself.

If the launch is successful, it’ll definitely give Facebook a boost in the apps race. With their Facebook page as the main screen, the users are going to have their hands full, and forget about the other apps they have in some dark corners of their phone.

Stay Connected, in a convenient way: The screen is called Cover Feed, and will replace your home and lock screen, displaying your friends’ pictures, posts and other events. This will hype up your social life, but might even cause a few headaches.

Facebook Chat, always available: This new feature makes your chat the first priority. The chat will pop up regardless of what other app you’re using, immediately pulling your attention towards Facebook. But you can also reply pretty easily, not having to check and open the page again and again. Not only the chat, your notifications will also pop up everywhere.

It’s Free, but works only on selected phones: Facebook Home will be available from 12th April on the Google Play Store. It works only on the following smartphones: HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One, and Samsung Galaxy S4.

Get the HTC First: The HTC First, a Facebook Phone as it comes with the Facebook Home (and Instagram) already installed, is the perfect social media tool. Switch it on, log into Facebook and you’re good to go. It has a 1280 x 720 4.3-inch glass display, a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash, and weighs 4.37 oz.

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