Facebook Launches Home; Available from the Google Play Store on April 12
Facebook launches Home. According to the company, “Home isn’t a phone or operating system, and it’s also more than just an app. Home is a completely new experience that lets you see the world through people, not apps.”
Home comes with a variety of features. These include:
Cover feed replaces the lock screen and home screen. “It’s let users see what’s happening with your friends – friends finishing a bike race, your family sharing a meal or an article about your favorite sports team,” according to the press release.
Chat heads allow users to keep chatting with friends even while using other apps. Incoming messages, a chat head appears with sender face. Users can move chat heads around and respond to messages. Chat heads also include Facebook messages as well as texts.
Cover feed is great for seeing everything going on in the world. But when something happens that’s more important and directed at you, like a friend posting on your timeline, you’ll receive notifications with their profile pictures.
To open notifications, just tap them. And if you don’t want to deal with them right now, you can just swipe to hide them and keep flipping through cover feed until you want them back.