December 24, 2013

Facebook Home Attempts to Draw You into It

Facebook Home Attempts to Draw You into It

Facebook Home has been available on the Android market for some time now but it hasn’t have too much success. I, of course, downloaded it to see if the updates are actually as great as they are said to be.

Downloading and installing the app (aka update) was easy with no problems at all. You can also find it via the Facebook App > Left Side Menu > Home Settings. As you can see, you have the ability to customize it as well as the connected apps.

Connect Apps are new to Facebook Home since they give you the ability to display updates of photos and posts from either your Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, or Flickr feed. It’s basically the popular social networks that you know and love. I love this little featured but sticking with the Facebook option until I test the app more.

Next will be the wallpaper which is special. It’s a see-through panel of either your default device wallpaper or from your Facebook. It’s a nice little touch. Quickly, you also have the Cover Feed Shortcut, Weather widget, Status Bar location, Ongoing Notifications (Keep Checked), and Data Use.

To unlock your device, swipe down; swipe from right to left to reveal the original feed panels; swipe from left to right to start your camera, and don’t forget about the notifications. When you have any notification it will dim the display to show it clearer. Pops up at the bottom below the time, date, weather, and news. I love this little touch and find it so easy to stay updated with Facebook.

At the end of the day, I believe that you should try it out and you probably will find yourself loving it as much as I do.

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