Facebook Home available now on the Google Play Store

April 12, 2013
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Get excited folks because Facebook Home is finally here for a select few. We all knew that Facebook Home would arrive today, and now it appears to finally be available. This morning we reported that both Facebook and their messenger apps received updates prepping for Home, and now Home has just hit the Play Store - although it appears to be slowly rolling out.

Facebook has it available for install right on their website, but something didn't go as planned. Doing a search in the Play Store isn't getting any results, but the link below is working for a select few at the moment. We've received a few tips from readers that have managed to already install Facebook Home, but so far the link still appears to only be working for a some. Expect it to be readily available shortly.

For those that missed the announcement, Facebook confirmed Home would hit the Play Store today, April 12th, but only for a limited amount of devices. Today it should support phones like the HTC One and the One X, Samsung's Galaxy S III and Note II, and others will be coming soon. The team promises multiple updates, at least once a month, and additional device support should arrive at a quick pace.

Have you been able to get Facebook Home yet from the Google Play Store? Let us know in the comments below. As a reminder the HTC First is available today with an even deeper Facebook experience for those interested. Take a peek at our HTC First review right here. Then for those interested in the software only, here's our Facebook Home Review. If your device is supported the link below should get you Facebook Home, for those interested of course.

[via Play Store]


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  • http://twitter.com/theboylefactor Andy Boyle

    pulled

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      If you hit install Home from Facebook.com/home the link on the Play Store works on mobile, but my devices aren’t compatible.. Someone messed up at FB

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=796463565 Howell Ruehl

    Link doesn’t work!

  • Romeo

    Facebook Home isn’t available in my country ( Italy ) but why???

  • Buzz_Killington

    Own multiple devices that should be compatible… all showing incompatible in Play Store

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yea hopefully it appears soon enough. Not sure what’s going on here. Well done Facebook, well done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.nottis Danny Nottis

    Initially only available for very, very, very few devices. Chatheads DO work now and they’re kind of cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliano.moitoso Juliano Moitoso

    Facebook Home isn’t available yet!

    • Munish Adlakha

      today only in usa

  • Ryvas

    Isn’t available :( ..

  • Munish Adlakha

    no link or any offical app from facebook only …..
    available now in USA

  • Munish Adlakha

    facebook home consumed much more ram then other launcher …………approx 50mb from beta version of fbhome htc first

  • Chakra

    The link is working for me. But it says its not available in my region(Dubai). I tried thru my Galaxy Note 2.

    • Jayaraj G Nath

      A message is showing that This app is incompatible with your Du Samsung GT-I9300.(Galaxy S3 in Dubai Region

      • Chakra

        Yeah same here. I tried with both Du and Etisalat. Either its a technical glitch with FB or these guys over here has done the job of blocking another site/app over here

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=796463565 Howell Ruehl

    What gets MY goat is that I have the Nexus 4. It’s newer than the GS3. And I can’t get it on my phone. What’s up with that? Ridiculous!

  • Jayaraj G Nath

    A message is showing that This app is incompatible with your Du Samsung GT-I9300.(Galaxy S3 in Dubai Region)

  • http://www.facebook.com/campbell.howard Howard Campbell

    So after using it for a bit, looks like it’s for FB enthusiasts. I do use Facebook but not enough to have it as a home system. If you are the type to use FB more than 75% over other apps or features your phone has then it’s great. I just don’t like how it seems to make you look through apps that are not connected to FB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vieirathiago Thiago Vieira

    Facebook Home isn’t available in my country too (Brazil) ;(

  • Chakra

    Guys seems they have released it only in US. :(