As previously reported, the new Facebook Home UI is scheduled to be released on April 12th. Anyways, here’s the good news – it is already available for download for selected mobile devices. That means that it only supports the latest versions of Android OS starting from version 4.0. So if ever you feel like installing it for curiosity’s sake, it’s already on Google Play.
Just keep in mind that downloading the Home app alone won’t do. You need to download all three Facebook apps to unleash the UI’s true potential. With Home, the social network aims to make its users feel more connected to their friends by providing them with a constant stream of status updates and notifications. So instead of constantly checking the app for new updates, you can just browse through your phone’s Cover Feed to check if your friends have updated their timeline with new posts and photos.
As for those who want to download and install the new FB Home UI, just go to the Play Store and search for an app called “Facebook Home”. If it doesn’t appear then there’s a great possibility that your device isn’t supported. Anyways, you could still try your luck by searching for an APK.
Facebook Home Features
Cover Feed – See what your friends are up to by simply glancing at your phone.
Chat Heads – Chat with friends even if you’re in middle of watching a YouTube video. Just swipe or drag the chat heads off of your screen if you don’t want to respond.
Personalized App Launcher – Access your favorite apps and feel free to do whatever you want.