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Saturday, April 6, 2013

How to Get Facebook Home On Your Android Smartphone

Facebook Home, a new app announced by Facebook that replaces your standard Android’s homescreen with an immersive Facebook experience featuring full-screen photos, status updates, and notifications is on the way, and you don't need an HTC First phone to get it. So how to get Facebook Home on your Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 and other android smartphones? Read on to take a look at.
 Facebook Home
You can get Facebook Home preinstalled on the HTC First phone exclusively from AT&T, which is going on sale April 12. Facebook Home will launches on April 12th in the US, and will be available to users of Android Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, but not Gingerbread. The international rollout will come later. Facebook Home initially available for Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, Galaxy S4, HTC One, One X, and One X+

If you have an existing Android phone, here's how to get it.

Note: Facebook Home will launch on April 12, so you can get it until then.
  1. Own the right phone. Facebook Home is initially coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III , Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X+ and HTC One. It will almost certainly come to other Samsung and HTC phones running Android 4.1 or higher in the future, and possibly to other manufacturers as well. It probably won't come to low-end phones.
  2. Make sure your Facebook account is attached to your phone, to integrate contacts and calendars. To do so, go into Settings, then Accounts and Sync, then add an account. Choose Facebook as the option and enter your details. This will give your phone some Facebook integration even without Home.
  3. Install the standard Facebook app, from Google Play.
  4. Wait until April 12. Facebook Home won't be available until then.
  5. Go to Google Play on your phone and search for "Facebook Home.", Download the app.
  6. Launch the app. That should launch you into Facebook Home. You'll need to enter your Facebook details.
  7. Tap your Home button. You'll get a box that says "Complete action using." Tap Facebook Home, and Always.
There you go - now you have Facebook Home on your device. If you want to remove it, just go to Settings, Apps, choose Facebook Home and click Uninstall. It's that easy.

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