Facebook home was a user interface layer for android smartphones. Developed by Facebook, the software was designed to be a drop-in replacement for the device`s existing home screen. Therefore, Facebook is no longer supporting or providing updates for Facebook home screen [launcher].
Furthermore, it provides a replacement home screen that allows users to easily view and post content on Facebook. However, this is achieve along with launching apps. Also, with a replacement lock screen that displays notification from Facebook and other apps. Furthermore, there is an overlay which allow users to chat via Facebook messages or SMS from any app.
Facebook Home was unveiled at a press event on April 4, 2013, and was released on April 12, 2013 for a limited selection of devices from HTC. Also, Samsung Electronics including the HTC FIRST, a smartphone pre-loaded with the software. However, there is no longer supporting or providing updates for the home.
Download the Facebook Home Launcher – Facebook Home App
Particularly, any user with the most up-to -date versions of the Facebook or Facebook messenger apps on a compatible Android phone will see a prompt to go to Google play and download Facebook Home.
From there, you simply down load the home client and then choose if you want to use it all the time, or just complete Facebook related actions with it. Select the default Facebook launcher to use the normal app, or Facebook home app to use the new-look system. Therefore, to access this user need to log into Facebook.
Log into Facebook
Basically for a user to access this home feature they need to first log into the platform. However, to access that users need to follow this steps below.
- First users most have a working internet data connection on their device.
- Then open the Facebook App or the web page www.facebook.com
- Input your login details i.e username and password.
- hit on the login caption to gain access to the homepage.
Browse your cover Feed – Facebook News Feed
The most significant change Facebook Home brings to Android is with its lock screen. Now, when you wake your handset you will see a set of floating images and information from your Facebook News Feed.
These can include anything from friends’ photos, Instagram pictures, status updates and link shares. The cover Feed carousel will gradually tick over by itself, but you can swipe left and right to browse through it, as well as long press on any image to zoom out and see the whole photo.
Recent Features on Facebook Home – Facebook Messenger
- Start commenting
Therefore, you can interact with Facebook directly from the Cover Feed without the need to open the application. If you double tap an image for example, then you will “like” it via Facebook. In the bottom left is a comment box; tapping this will let you start typing on whatever your cover feed is showing, be it image, status, updates or a link share.
- Manage notification
Facebook’s other core functionality-notifications- has been given a rethink for the Home page. Now, any notifications you receive will pop up on top of your cover feed to alert you. Therefore, you can customize notifications within Facebook itself. However, This will then in turn alter exactly what puts you above your Cover Feed.
Basically users do get notifications, and other different things you can do with the feature. Also, a single tap of the notification will take you out of Cover Feed and into the Facebook app itself. If you long tap on a person’ s profile picture [their Chat Head] listed next to the notification then you will go into Facebook messenger or, if you choose, the main Facebook app.
Conclusively, you can swipe notifications away left or right to ignore them for the time being, or drag down to get rid of all of them and return to browsing your Cover Feed.
- Chat Heads
Now, whenever someone sends you a message, a small circular profile pic icon- the Chat Head will hover on the top left of your phone screen. When the message first comes in, a short preview will be shown.
Check out the app drawer
Therefore, the home also has a custom-made app drawer. From the cover feed home screen, dragging the circular icon of your profile picture will give you the option to open the drawer.
As a launcher go, Facebook Home looks impressive, and it promises to change your smartphones drastically the moment you install it and ramp up the social side of things no end.