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Facebook Home and Updated Messenger Hit Android

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johnhr2

Apr 12, 2013, 2:28 PM
I tried Facebook home to put simply it sucks, messenger on the other hand I have set to as my main sms app and it's nice because the chat head feature still works with normal text messages.
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Tofuchong

Apr 12, 2013, 2:46 PM
What don't you like about it ? Do you think you could maybe do a small review on the facebook home?
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johnhr2

Apr 12, 2013, 3:35 PM
Phone I'm using is HTC One X, stock HTC Android 4.1.

The lockscreen is the Facebook feed, showing one status with the background image being the cover picture and you can swipe left or right to look at other status.

To unlock you have to tap the lockscreen, or hit one of the three android buttons on button to take you to the lock htc screen, after tapping the lockscreen you have three options to take a circle, a picture your face, to messaged, apps or recent. Then if you have a password this when you can unlock.

The lockscreen and the home screen are the exact same except you don't have to unlock the phone to go apps messenger or recent.

You can comment and like statuses without unlocking the phone. I didn't like this because no...
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Tofuchong

Apr 12, 2013, 3:50 PM
Very Informative, thank you very much johnhr2. You gave me some info I had no idea about.

You confirmed my suspicions. Facebook home is a huge security breach, wait no. A MASSIVE security breach. You can send things from the phone without even unlocking it? AND even worse, you can see the Facebook information on the lock screen without unlocking it either! That is terrible. Zero security right there. It would even be dangerous to let a young one play on your phone for a bit, or pretty much let ANYBODY else even glance at your phone, if you are a private person, that is. But today, most of us are.

Its not enough that you can switch off facebook home, that is a hassle that should not be necessary.

Did you know Facebook's privac...
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johnhr2

Apr 12, 2013, 4:26 PM
I typed that entire review on my phone otherwise I would have been a little more specific. I did not know Facebook's privacy policy is longer than the constitution.

I like the messenger app for it's head chat, hopefully handcent and other text replacement apps do something like it. It's a better way to notify you when your doing something than the traditional pop up text reply.
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sounday

Apr 12, 2013, 5:00 PM
Totally agree, the new feature Chat Heads seems good., you can have the contacts at hand in you home screen and looks much better than a notification at the top, lets see what else this Update have to offer Smile
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