What Does Facebook Home Mean For Your Kids?By Ingrid Simone, Common Sense Media editor
If your teen has one of the handful of Android phones that support Facebook Home, you may be wondering what it's all about. For teens as into Facebook as the average teenager is, Facebook Home will primarily make communicating with Facebook friends a more engaging experience. But what does it really mean for your kids' lives?
What's the appeal?
Facebook Home integrates Facebook into your kid's smartphone, providing an "always on" social experience. The two main ways are through the "cover feed" and messaging. The cover feed will let teens see status updates, photos, and more from their Facebook news feed -- just by looking at the home screen of their phone. They don't need to open an app to see what's going on with their friends, or even to interact with them. And when their friends want to chat or send them a text message, a "chat head" will pop onto their screen, grabbing their attention -- even if they're in another app.
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