At the end of last week Facebook released a new app that pretty much takes over your phone (if you have an Android). According to them the average smart phone user spends 20 percent of their time on their phone on Facebook. So the app, Facebook Home, makes it so you can instantly access your friends and your feed the second your screen lights up.
Instead of a static image, the second you wake up your phone, you’ll see your friends status updates and photos scrolling across your screen where your wallpaper used to be. This is what it looks like:
The second item worth noting is Chatheads (yes, it’s really named that). Basically, Whenever you get a message, either a text or through the Facebook messenger, your friend’s face pops up on your screen and kind of floats around until you get rid of it. When you open the message it just hovers over your other app so you don’t have to close out of what you’re looking at to respond. You’ll also see little notification numbers when you have an unread message.
It’s a fun idea, but I don’t think I spend enough time on Facebook to make the app worth it for me. What about you—how much time to you spend on Facebook on your phone and will you be downloading Facebook Home?