Facebook Home lockscreen found in version with support for Instagram, Pintrest and more

Facebook Home lockscreen found in version with support for Instagram, Pintrest and more
Facebook Home has basically been a failure. There's really no way to argue that. We actually kind of liked the app, but it never really went anywhere. The compatibility and features stayed limited and never caught user attention. But it looks like it might have been a learning experience for Facebook, because the leaked version 4.0 of the Facebook app has a custom lockscreen built in that looks like a broader attempt at Home.

On some devices (though not all), if you go into the App Settings of the leaked version of Facebook, you'll find "Home Settings", which will allow you to turn on a custom lockscreen for your device. The info we received from TheDemon7x was based on what he found in the app while using a Nexus 4, we didn't find the same options on the Nexus 5. Unlike Home, this will not completely take over your device, but it looks to be quite a powerful custom lockscreen. Once you turn it on, you can swipe left to get into the camera, swipe down to unlock your device, or swipe right to get into the "Cover Feed". 

The "Cover Feed" doesn't just include Facebook updates like Home did. You can also connect your Instagram, Pintrest, Tumblr, and Flickr accounts to get updates from those services as well, which makes this a far more interesting products. The Facebook lockscreen will include music controls, and settings to let you customize how much data it is allowed to use. 

Given that this won't completely take over your Android device, would that make you more likely to try it out?

thanks to TheDemon7x for all the info and video!

source: XDA



1. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012


2. thereisnoaddress

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Hasn't this been out for a while already? -- Nexus 4

5. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Yes, it was... while agoo..

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Version 4.0 of the Facebook app leaked 3 days ago. Home has been out for a long time, but this is a very different approach than Home was.

3. GeekMovement unregistered

doesn't look bad, but no thanks.

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Zuckerberg is really trying to win back users but this attempt is worth considering. Power users (instagram, flickr, Pinterest...) may actually give in but I don't really see this idea taking off esp. after being doubled down by Snapchat.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, Windows Phone 8 is still the king of Facebook integration.. With just a few more features integrated into WP8 there would be no need for a FB app.. Let's see what WP8.1 brings.

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