While Facebook Home hasn’t proven to be a smash success so far, it picked up a handful of features today that might just coax a few more users to hop on board.
Amongst other things, the new Home allows you to pin your favorite apps to a dock — a basic feature, certainly, but something that’s been sorely missed since launch. Before, opening any of your apps (even those that you use all day, every day) required a bunch of extra taps.
While Facebook had previously suggested that such a dock might be able to automatically import the favorites from your previous homescreen of choice, that feature doesn’t seem to be in place here.
The Home tweaks come by way of an update to the core Facebook app, and it brings a few new tricks to that app, as well: you can now tweak the privacy settings for shared posts after the fact (in the not-so-rare occurrence that you’ve shared something with more people than you actually intended), and can now send multiple photos in one message.
You can find this latest build of the Facebook app here.
Here’s the full change log:
What’s in this version:
• Easily change who can see something you’ve shared
• Send multiple photos in a single message—just tap the +
• Stability and memory improvements
New if you’re using Facebook Home:
• Customize your app launcher by dragging the apps you use most to a new favorites tray
• Bug fixes
Learn more about getting Facebook Home updates in our Help Center: http://bit.ly/ZofWN4