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December 19, 2013

Facebook Home Update Brings a New Lockscreen Experience and New Gestures [Video]

by John_A

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Remember Facebook Home? Yeah, I think a lot of us quickly forgot about Zuckerberg’s blatant attempt to bring the Facebook experience to the Android platform. Even though the official Facebook phone was a flop, the Facebook Home UI still lives on in the digital world. A lot of us just laugh when we hear about Facebook Home, but a new update coming to the UI might actually raise an eyebrow.

The new Facebook Home update will include changes to the lockscreen as well as some new gestures to utilize. Instead of having someone’s food pic or selfie scaring you as you turn on your phone, you can actually have a custom wallpaper that has brief information at the bottom of the screen, such as, time, date, weather, and names of recent posted statuses. You can then swipe down to unlock your phone, and then choose whether to access your apps, or access Cover Feed. Cover Feed was already part of Facebook Home, but now you will be able to hide certain posts, and it is much easier to hop in and out of Cover Feed when you please using gestures. You can also have the option of choosing different feeds from different social media platforms, which is nice improvement for those who do not really care to see their Facebook feeds. Only thing about that is, there of course isn’t any Twitter or Google+ option when choosing a feed.

So check out the video of it action below. Facebook Home continues to improve, but is highly unlikely it will every blow up in the community. Let us know what you think about the update.

Source: Engadget

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