Facebook Home Expands the Company’s ‘Family of Apps’

Facebook expanded its ‘family of apps’ today, releasing Facebook Home. The new Android apps will only run on specific phones, but the tools make Facebook the most important part of your mobile experience.

What do you think? Do you want your Facebook photographs and conversations to be integrated into your everyday smartphone usage? Social Times has more about the collection of apps:

Facebook Home will include a “cover feed” for the home screen and the lock screen; and “chat heads,” or profile pictures, that pop up when friends send the user a message … Facebook created Home in partnership with mobile device manufacturer HTC. The software will come pre-installed in the HTC First, which AT&T customers can purchase for $99.99 beginning April 12. The app will also be available for download on Google Play for mobile devices including HTC One, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S IV, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. Versions for the HTC One and Samsung GALAXY S4 are coming soon.