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Android: Access Facebook Features Through Home Screen



Facebook Shortcuts, as its name implies, lets them access the Facebook client through multiple (customizable) home screen shortcuts.

Effectively, Facebook Shortcuts is nothing but a compilation of as many as 17 shortcuts that offer quick and easy access to different features of the official  Facebook mobile client. Remember that Facebook Shortcuts work only with the official Facebook client for Android (v1.6 or higher).

To create a shortcut, tap on a vacant area on your Android home screen, select Shortcuts from the Add to Home screen menu and select Facebook Shortcuts. This displays a list of all contained shortcuts. As of now, these shortcuts include:

  • Home
  • News Feed
  • Wall
  • Inbox
  • Notifications
  • Friends list
  • Friends requests
  • Photos
  • Places
  • Birthdays
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Pages (not available with this version)
  • Friend’s profile (requires authorization)
  • Friend’s photos (not available with this version)
  • Search Friends
  • Chat

Just pick from any of the aforementioned Facebook Shortcuts, type a custom title and eventually, tap OK. You may add as many Facebook shortcuts on your home screen as you like.

We tested the app (or rather its shortcuts) on our HTC Desire Z with as many as six (6) different shortcuts which responded almost flawlessly to our taps and touches, fetching us all the desired Facebook content.

To try Facebook Shortcuts on your Android, head over to its Android Market page via this link:


Download Facebook Shortcuts