Facebook Home for Android: What You Need to Know


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t lying all those times he insisted there is no Facebook phone. Instead, there’s Facebook Home, a piece of software for Android that puts social networking front-and-center.

How does Facebook Home work? Let’s walk through the details of what it is, and when you can actually try it yourself:

Facebook Home Is a Launcher That Works with Existing Android Phones

On Android phones, the launcher determines what your home screen, lock screen and other elements look like. All Android phones have a default launcher, but there are others you can install. For instance, you can get a launcher that gives you extra home screens, or changes the way app icons look.

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Facebook Home is just another alternative launcher that you can download for free. Once installed, it changes the way your phone’s software looks and behaves. In place of a traditional lock…

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