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Facebook Home review: The Android app for Facebook junkies

"Gabriel" (2020-03-05)

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id="cnetReview" section="rvwBody" data-component="indepthReview"> Facebook Home for Android is an interesting, and odd, experiment from the big dog Top 10 Webhosting Companies in South Africa social networking. On the one hand, the home-screen replacement software introduces some daring, even likable, ideas about how to interact with your friends on your phone -- and soon, on your tablet. On the other hand, Home is very much first-generation software that could use more time in the oven to become truly useful for Facebook fanatics.

monkey-napping-in-tree.jpg?width=746&forThe software, which supplants your home screen interface with images and status updates from your friends' Facebook news feed, is niche at best. At worst, it's a hostile single-network takeover that commands you to place Facebook first and all other phone apps and tasks second. Thankfully, Facebook Home is completely optional and somewhat customizable, so you can keep your lock screen intact and access Android every other way.

Home may have limited appeal, but in pushing Facebook's mobile aspirations forward, the social network offers terrific chatting implementation, fun animation, and some rather elegant ways to navigate around.

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