People already spend nearly 25 percent of their time checking Facebook on their phones, but Facebook Home hopes to take the mobile social networking experience to the next level. This home screen, lock screen and app launcher replacement for Android puts your friends front and center, delivering updates and messages and cool new ways to interact with your device. Here are seven things you need to know about Facebook Home.
You don't need to swipe or perform a gesture to view the content, as it's loaded in the background while your phone sleeps and automatically slides from story to story. And to give some context on status updates, the friend's cover photo is display behind that update. Facebook Home users can double-tap right from their cover feed to like a story or photo, or they can comment directly. When you're done making a comment, simply swipe away and you'll return to the main interface.