As if Facebook isn’t everywhere already, it is now available on the home screen of your cell phone.
On April 12, HTCreleased an android phone called “HTC First” on the AT&T network. This is the first phone to come fully equipped with Facebook “Home,” the social network’s new Android app that replaces your home screen with Facebook photos and notifications.
Facebook’s Home brings a user’s news feed, messages and notifications to your lock screen where they can respond to people on their friend’s list without opening an application. From there, other apps can be accessed too.
Upon announcing the new app, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg referred to a study that found smartphone users check Facebook nearly 14 times a day and look at their phone around 100 times a day. He said the company developed Home in an effort to give users more value in the quick moments when they glance at their device.
It might not be entirely necessary, but it’s smart.