Facebook Home for Android Gets Minor Facelift
Updated: added explanation of FB Home.
Facebook today pushed out an update to its Android application that contained some changes to the behavior of Facebook Home. According to the changelog, Facebook Home now lets users more easily customize the app launcher by dragging apps into the favorites tray. Facebook Home also gets some bug fixes. Facebook Home is an alternate launcher that's available fort Android devices. It replaces the traditional home screen with content pulled in from Facebook. Other than the changes to Facebook Home, Facebook for Android now lets users see more than one photo from a single post at a time, as well as change who can see your posts on the fly. Facebook for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Facebook's Events App Reaches Android Devices
Facebook has made its Events application available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. Events By Facebook, released to iOS devices in October, lets users find and schedule things to do with family and friends.
Nokia Releases Android Launcher, Debuts Tablet
Nokia today announced wide availability of the Z Launcher for Android devices. Nokia first debuted the Z Launcher earlier this year, but as a limited alpha.
Facebook Adds Fun Tools to Photo Uploader for iOS
Facebook has updated the photo uploader in its iOS app and given users the ability to make creative edits as they go. The new uploader lets people preview and apply filters by swiping left and right, easily add text, and plaster images with stickers from the Facebook sticker store.
Instagram for Windows Grabs Huge Update
Facebook today announced three new apps for the Windows 10 platform, including a proper Instagram app for phones, and dedicated Facebook and Messenger apps for desktops. The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile includes features that have long been available only to the Android and iOS apps, including Instagram Direct, videos, the Explore tab, and more.
Samsung, Nokia Field Their Own Android Launchers
Samsung and Nokia have both recently made available launchers for Android devices that serve as alternatives to their normal approach for home screen behavior. Terrain (pictured) comes from a Samsung-sponsored developer and is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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