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Facebook Home receives a makeover update

Facebook has rolled out an update for its Home app, bringing new features for the new lock screen and several other handy improvements.

With the latest version of Home, the first thing you'll see when you wake up your phone is your lock screen featuring a background you choose. At the bottom of the screen, you'll see the time, date, and weather.

Facebook on Thursday 19 December posted a YouTube video showing off all the new features. From your lock screen, you can swipe to the right to view featured Facebook posts and press and hold on a photo to zoom out or double tap to like it.

To access the rest of your apps, simply swipe down on your screen to unlock the phone. From there, you can get back to the Cover Feed by using the app shortcut on your launcher.

"Having control over what you see in Home is important, so we've made it easy for you to personalize your experience," Facebook software engineer Jenny Yuen said in the video.

From your lock screen, press the vertical "…" button to access Settings, where you can choose which apps you want to connect to Cover Feed, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Flickr. After doing so, you'll see posts from those apps in your Cover Feed.

From the Settings menu, you can also personalise your wallpaper with Facebook photos you have taken, photos of just your close friends, or photos of all friends. When you're browsing through photos you can quickly hide images you don't want to see with same vertical "…" button.

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