Oct 3rd, 2013

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Facebook is getting ready to roll out an update to their unfavorably reviewed Facebook Home app. It wasn’t too long ago we saw the new option to set Facebook Home as your lockscreen, allowing users to stay up-to-date with friends and family, while still using keeping their favorite Android launcher for everything else.

Today, Facebook has announced a new update — coming soon to Home — that allows users to pull up images and interact with other popular social media apps, while in Facebook Home. Of course Facebook-owned Instagram makes the cut and is also joined by Pinterest, Flickr, and Tumblr. Most of the interaction while using the Home lockscreen is limited to simply “likes”, but links can be clicked to be taken to the appropriate application for commenting or whatever else. Pretty darn nifty, we must admit.

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Before the rollout can officially begin, Facebook is first testing it out via the Facebook Beta channels (go here to join the Google Group and sign up), after which it is said to hit Home in a future update. While Home is still struggling to hit a 3-star review amongst Android users, we think this latest update should help with that.

[Facebook BetaHome on Google Play]