Facebook Home update brings Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest

October 3, 2013
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Facebook Home is getting another update and this time around they are bringing even more social to your lockscreen. The folks at Facebook have announced integration with Flickr and Instagram as well as Tumblr and Pinterest. Simply put, those using Facebook Home will now be able to browse a full handful of social networks without even fully unlocking their handset.

This will first be rolling out to those who are part of the Facebook for Android Beta program and once it has been proven, it will rollout to the non-beta users. Beta users will have access to this 'more-social' version of Facebook Home beginning today. This may not necessarily convince tons of users that they suddenly need Facebook Home installed, however on the flip side, it is nice to see Facebook open this additional network support like they previously promised.

Those with Facebook Home installed (that happen to have access to the beta) will be able to get started by heading into the settings. Once in the Home Settings you can select the appropriate app(s) and login with your account credentials. This setup will allow you to view/scroll through the content and also click the "view on" link and be taken directly to the site.

While this update may leave non-beta users out in terms of the additional social support, they are not being left out entirely. The app remains available by way of the Google Play Store. Facebook Home currently has support for a handful of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II as well as the Nexus 4, HTC First, One X, One X+ and One.

SOURCE: Facebook


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