There has been a lot of buzz about Facebook Home — Facebook’s new mobile offering, which just launched internationally today.
If you missed one of the ads, you should really check it out. Can you spot CEO Mark Zuckerberg?!
There will clearly be the first adopters; those who absolutely love it, and those who may feel otherwise. Either way, Facebook Home exhibits how social and mobile are coming together in a unified way.
With that said, here are 5 things you need to know about Facebook Home. (Originally posted on SELF magazine by Stephanie Miller, Social Media Editor, SELF Magazine.)
- Your Newsfeed (and your friends baby pics) will be everywhere: From the moment you turn on your phone, you’ll see your newsfeed, status updates, and all – not just FB – notifications (new email, Twitter mentions, Instagram likes)
- Chat heads: Functionality allows you to seamlessly keep chatting with friends from any app. (pcworld.com)
- Data: Since Facebook Home is constantly downloading status updates and photos, consider changing your image quality setting to “low” so that you’re not draining monthly data. The default setting is “medium” but you can also change to “high.”
- Privacy: If you want to try Facebook Home and then decide you don’t like it, you can turn it off in your Home Settings. And If you like Home but don’t want it to appear as your lock screen, you have that option too.
- Other Droids: Not in the market for a new HTC First? Users who own the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III or the Samsung Galaxy II can download Home for free from the Google Play store.