August 30, 2014

Facebook Home gets makeover; shown off in new video

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If you thought that Facebook had given up on its Home launcher for Android you’d be sorely mistaken. Indeed, the social networking giant has a rather impressive makeover in store for the experience.

A new video posted to YouTube gives us a glimpse as to what users can expect in the latest round of updates. According to the clip we have a new lock screen with customizable wallpaper; the bottom displays weather and your friends’ status updates. The new-look Facebook Home experience also figures to offer swiping to unlock the phone directly to the home screen.

Updates include:

  • Swipe down to unlock
  • View the time, weather and notifications on your lock screen
  • Swipe to browse photos and posts from your lock screen
  • Choose from new photo categories to customize your wallpaper
  • Shortcut to Cover Feed on your launcher

The new Facebook Home has started rolling out to users in the Google Play Store.

Have you tried Facebook Home on your Android? Would you be willing to try it out or revisit the custom experience?