All the Words Facebook Made Up Today
Here they are, with their definitions. Study hard. You’ll be quizzed.
Facebook Home: It’s more than an app, but not quite an operating system. We’re calling it an apperating system. It is the lock
screen and the home screen of your Android device. Content is loaded in the background, so it’s always ready to access the moment you grab your device. It encompasses several main features such as…
Coverfeed: Coverfeed is the anchor of the Facebook Home experience. It’s a visually rich version of the news feed on your homescreen. There you can find all of the updates your friends post — status updates, pictures and the like — right there as soon as you unlock your phone.
Chat Heads: We love this term. Chat Heads is Facebook Home’s messaging platform, making it easy to talk with friends and share content. A singular “Chat Head” is a circular headshot grabbed from your Facebook profile picture. It is a pop-up method of messaging that supersedes other experiences on your phone, allowing you to communicate with friends no matter what app you’re in at the time. It works with incoming Facebook messages and text messages. How did we ever survive without Chat Heads?
App Launcher: This lets you view your favorite apps full screen, in a clean, simple grid, and post right to Facebook without needing to go anywhere. You choose what gets displayed in the App Launcher by pressing and holding an app, then dragging it to where you want it to be. You swipe upwards to access the App Launcher.
App Drawer: The app drawer is where all of your apps are stored in the App Launcher. You access it by swiping to the left after accessing the App Launcher.
Owners of select Android handsets, including flagship handsets from HTC and Samsung, can get Facebook Home from Google Play beginning April 12.