In short, Facebook Home is an Android App that, when installed, will be present on your mobile home screen with all actiivities from people around you on Facebook.
It will not be available for Android Gingerbread OS or earlier versions.
You can get the free download on April 12 or pre-order the HTC First™ and get Home pre-installed in your device and it works best in HTC Device.
Facebook Home is software for your phone designed to put your friends above everything else. You can download Facebook Home for free or purchase it pre-installed on a phone. Facebook Home works together with the Facebook for Android and Facebook Messenger apps to enable its main features:
- Cover feed: Glance at your phone for photos and posts from your Facebook News Feed.
- Chat heads: Send and receive texts and Facebook messages in one place. Open, close and drag chat heads around your screen to keep chatting while you’re using other apps.
- Notifications: See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications on your home screen.
- App launcher: Get right to your favorite apps and post to Facebook from the same place.
How will this turn out depends on the users. Would the users be overwhelmed to have this or make it a fad? We need to wait for social media fanatics' response.
Facebook has grabbed an opportunity right from their competitors where Google missed the opportunity to market Google+ via Android!