Facebook Home was announced on April 4th by Mark Zuckerberg and essentially what it is, is software that replaces the lockscreen and homescreen of your Android smartphone to always ensure you are in the loop of what’s going on with your friends. Facebook Home has really three key functionalities and this includes Cover Feed, Chat Heads and Notifications.
With Cover feed, as soon as you wake your phone you will see your News Feed and you will have the ability to easily interact with status updates, photos etc. With Chat Heads you will receive texts and Facebook Messages in the same spot and be able to reply to them within any application on your Android smartphone. As for notifications, they will appear right on your homescreen and will stick around until you need them. With Facebook Home installed you will not lose the ability to launch other applications or do Android-specific tasks either, you can easily bring up the app launcher anytime with a simple gesture.
The HTC First will be the first smartphone to officially pre-ship with Facebook Home and by the initial reviews of both the HTC First and Facebook Home, having Facebook Home installed is a no-brainer for someone who enjoys the Facebook experience.
If you are a fan of Facebook Home you will be glad to know that it has officially launched in the Google Play Store today and can be downloaded to your supported Android smartphone now. Supported handsets include the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, HTC One X, HTC One X+ and Galaxy Note 2.
Facebook has made it clear support for other Android handset will be coming soon, along with monthly updates to Facebook Home that will bring about new functionality.
So, what are you waiting for? Click here to download Facebook Home for free.