Facebook ad reminds you that Facebook Home can be turned off if you want to be alone

Facebook ad reminds you that Facebook Home can be turned off if you want to be alone
A post on the Facebook Mobile Page, which some received as a mobile ad, reminded those who have installed the Facebook Home launcher, or who are considering it, that it can be deactivated allowing users to return to their widgets. Deactivating the launcher also gives the user some quiet down time without having his or her phone constantly interrupted by Cover Feed. Those who have the HTC First, which is sold with Facebook Home pre-installed, also have the option of shutting it down and using the device like any other Android model.

Even though Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said at D11 this past week that those using Facebook Home are using the social networking site 25% more and are sending 10% more messages, the app has been a ratings flop at the Google Play Store where it is limited to newer top-shelf models. AT&T is rumored to be dropping the HTC First after dropping the price to a mere 99 cents on contract.

Earlier this month, we told you that many are blaming the poor planning behind the launcher, to the fact that most Facebook developers are Apple iPhone users and wouldn't recognize the importance of a widget if it jumped up and bit them on the derriere. There is talk that a new version of Facebook Home is in the works which will address the issues from Android users that has prevented the app from becoming well-received.

source: TechCrunch



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Maybe they should be reminded that Facebook Home is redundant if it's to be turned off 'permanently'.

2. Jayzee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

Wan to turn off facebook home ? JUST UNINSTALL IT

8. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

You can't do that on the HTC First.... =.= (Unless you so happen to root it)

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

That is so not true. It can deactivated on the First also.

16. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Deactivating is not the same as uninstalling.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

I hear ya, but once you deactivate it, you don't have to see it ever & you essentially have a stock Android device.

3. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

finally they realised people wont need it

5. FlushGordon unregistered

Wow...didn't expect HOME would Flop this hard.....oh wait

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's never a good sign when an ad is telling you that you don't have to use the service.

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I do hope this is the first step in OEM custom UI's being able to be uninstalled. I have used a custom launcher since 2010......so I rarely see the orig home screen setup. I can deal with the UI throughout the rest of the phone...but the launcher just never seems to be what I like. Sense UI is the exception....I hate Sense UI everywhere. I do like Blur or whatever Motorola is calling it these days.....but I still dont use the launcher. Never used Touchwiz....cant really comment on it...but I just like what it looks like vs Sense UI.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

no one wants FB HOME thats why the phone is only 99 cents

14. joey18

Posts: 665; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

facebook sister if my space

15. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

I really hope they release the HTC First network unlocked in the UK. Though I would not use Facebook Home, it has good specs for a mid ranger, compact size and pure Android. Mmmm....

19. kiarash1994

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Infact I've deactivatet the hole facebook for a long time , Now I enjoy my real life !

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