Facebook Home is a new launcher and messaging skin available for select Android devices and has been confirmed for download from Google Play from April 12th. According to a favourable review from The Verge, Facebook Home will initially be available on the HTC One, One X and One X+, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2, as well as being the default launcher on the soon to be released HTC First. Home offers deep integration with your Android device and as such will not be available for all devices straight away, although Facebook have promised to expand the range of devices that are supported with monthly updates to the service.
Home replaces the launcher on your Android device – the software that is used to display your homescreens and lockscreen, display and manage applications on the screens and the app drawer, manage notifications and more. If you are using one of the intended HTC or Samsung devices then you will probably have got used to using a version of either Sense or TouchWiz respectively, the skins that both companies employ ‘on top’ of Android. Home will get rid of this interface to replace it with its own (although you can at any time go back to the original launcher by disabling or uninstalling Home), so be prepared for quite a bit of change to the way your device looks after installing.
Read on below for more details on Facebook Home and the features it will add to your device