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Video: Facebook is still trying to take over Android

Published Dec 20th, 2013 4:55PM EST
Facebook Home Update New Features

Looking back on BGR’s archive of Facebook Home stories, a very clear theme arises: no one cares about Facebook Home, Facebook’s unique mobile software that takes over Android phones and places Facebook status updates, photos and messages front and center. In spite of the apathy, Facebook is still working to integrate Home into the Android ecosystem in an effective way. The latest update includes a new lockscreen with the time, date, weather conditions in your area and the latest news from your friends. You can check your friends’ recent posts without even unlocking the phone by swiping to the right. You will also have the ability to access the settings menu from the lockscreen where you can choose which apps sync up with Cover Feed, like Instagram and Tumblr, as well as which photos you want for your background. It’s a relatively minor upgrade, but it’s proof that Facebook isn’t giving up on Home quite yet. The update started rolling out on Thursday. Check out a video of all of the new features below.

Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.