Facebook Home now available outside the US

Facebook Home’s launch wasn’t exactly met with open arms and applause by everyone in the United States, but many international users still wanted to see what the big fuss was about for themselves. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible because Facebook Home was only available in the United States… until today. As Facebook confirmed at the Dive Into Mobile conference earlier today, the app has been updated in the Google Play Store and is now available for those outside the United States.

The app takes over your phone as a home-screen replacement, giving you a more in-your-face look at your social life with status updates and pictures presented boldly and beautifully. Couple that with the chat heads functionality in the latest Facebook Messenger update and it’s the “Facebook Phone” experience you’ve always dreamed of (maybe). Be warned that you’ll still need the following devices to play:

  • HTC First
  • HTC One (Future)
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One X+
  • Samsung GALAXY S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Future)
  • Samsung GALAXY Note II

If you own any of those devices and want to give it a try it can be had in the Google Play Store for free. Be sure to grab the official Facebook app and the Facebook Messenger app, as well, to ensure full functionality. While you’re at it, don’t forget to see how the first phone designed for Facebook Home — the HTC First, humorously enough — made an impression on Kevin Krause in our HTC First review.

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  • TechGuy

    Installed it on Galaxy Note II with no problem. Tried it out for ten minutes and then uninstalled it. Decided I am not so fussed about Facebook that I want it to pervade my phone so much!

  • scoter man1

    Never thought about installing it, never will.

  • RichFromBX

    since it’s outside of the US now can we leave it out forever?

  • bob

    No one in the U.S. wants it so they’re gonna try to shove it off on some other country.

  • samg77

    nobody mentions you can use it as a lock screen replacement instead of a home screen replacement. I don’t mind it is a lock screen. Never did much with it anyway and nice to browse facebook and get notifications right on the lock screen as well as browse the wall.

  • EasyEEE

    Not compatible with Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE … Shrug

  • http://www.facebook.com/aditya.sunkara Aditya Sunkara

    Nexus 4 support pls