Facebook introduces 'Home' -- A way to learn what your friends are doing, without having to talk to them

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Today Facebook introduced Home, which it calls ”a completely new experience that lets you see the world through people, not apps.”

Home, which isn’t really an app or an operating system or anything, ”replaces the lock screen and home screen” of your phone so that from the moment you think ”Hey, what time is it? Let me check my phone”, you can see what all of your friends are doing on Facebook (without you). Home also has ”chat heads,” which pop up with your friend’s face on them, even when you’re using other apps. In general, Home is for anyone who has ever said ”Man, I wish I could look at one app, while looking at another app.”

Home will be available for free at the Google Play Store on April 12, but is so far only available on select GALAXY and HTC phones.

The press release concludes ”We wanted to reimagine the way we all use computing devices to make us more connected and bring us closer to the people we care about.” Another way to do that is to make a phone call, something most phones still do.

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