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Facebook Home update arrives as app hits one million downloads

Facebook Home officially reached the 1 million download mark today, and in celebration of the milestone, Facebook is rolling out new updates for the mobile app.

For those running the official application, today's update will provide only bug fixes, but the company will push out several more improvements over the coming weeks. Those include a more seamless Chat Heads function, a new full-screen interface for apps accessible with a single swipe, sub-folders within the app dock, and pop ups to help educate users and make Home less confusing to operate, VentureBeat reported.

According to The Next Web, Facebook will roll out Home updates every four weeks.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The social network's new mobile experience for Android smartphones launched in early April, and garnered 500,000 downloads in its first 10 days.

That doesn't mean that Facebook Home has 1 million users; some might have downloaded to check it out and then uninstalled it. But there is an unofficial Home APK that allows savvy users to launch the service on unsupported phones, and according to Facebook, there are more than 10,000 people using it, The Next Web said.

Early chatter about the app revealed that some people were skeptical about Home, mostly due to security concerns. The HTC First is one of only four devices that officially support Facebook Home, but Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said recently that it will expand to other devices down the line.