Facebook Home continues to play catch up, now includes folders

by: Joe HindyJuly 9, 2013

Facebook Home Facebook Home’s release will forever be known as one of the worst ones ever. To date, it carries a 2.9 rating in the Google Play Store despite having millions of downloads. It’s also been responsible for the swift death of the HTC First. However, it isn’t for a lack of trying. With this latest update, Facebook Home now includes folder support.

We know what you’re thinking. Why is Facebook Home just now including features that have been available for years on Android? Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer for that, but at least that’s one problem that Facebook Home can check off their long, long list of things that are still wrong with Facebook Home. As per the norm, you create a folder by dragging an app on top of another app. This creates the folder where you can drag and drop more apps.

This comes on the coattails of a slew of other improvements. Recent updates have also included bug fixes, performance enhancement, battery savings, and even a much needed dock. So many might look at this and see a lackluster update that simply brings Facebook Home current with every other Android launcher. However, the truth of the matter is that when you add this update to everything else, Facebook Home has actually been improved quite a bit.

Will Facebook Home ever be worth using?

One never knows, does one? However, CNet writer Jennifer Van Grove reported this week that Facebook may be making more drastic improvements in the near future. According to a spokesperson who talked to CNet, Facebook Home will soon include widgets and working out more kinks. They believe that’ll put them on par with at least most Android launchers.

It’s impressive that Facebook is still making effort despite the equally impressive number of people who keep saying that Facebook should just scrap it. With the improvements that are publicly known, it’s not crazy to think that Facebook Home may be usable in the future. Of course, we’d like to hear from you. Are Facebook Home folders and the promise to add widgets and bug fixes improving your opinion of Facebook Home or will they have to do a lot more to make it a competent launcher?

  • Mike Bastable

    Facebook Home is the worst software Facebook have ever dumped on the Android community…and that IS saying something!
    They need to ditch it ASAP, because it shows a total lack of fundamental understanding of why and how people use their smartphones.

  • Grman Rodriguez

    They are taking the ‘Facebook’ part that didn’t work and leaving the ‘home’

    • SotoXP

      Dafuq that I just read?¿

  • MasterMuffin

    Adding folders to crap doesn’t make the crap transform to something else :)

    • JosephHindy

      I wholeheartedly agree lol. That’s why I added the part about the dock and the widgets. It’s still crap but it’s less so than it was previously (if only by a little bit).

  • nishantsirohi123

    Bring it to more phones
    and allow the option to minimize the Timeline

    The idea behind it is to be on facebook all the time, but even when using app, everything displayed in all its glory is not a good idea

  • KevinM2k

    Facebook home still isn’t available on the s4 in the UK, whats the about?