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Facebook HomeMark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, today said that Facebook is working on a new version of the Home lockscreen that will feature Instagram and third-party social content, based on requests from users of the service. The comments came today as he also admitted that Facebook’s Home Android launcher has been “rolling out slower” than he would have hoped. Speaking today at TC Disrupt, Zuckerberg also said that while Facebook took gradual steps with Home, offering it through the Google Play store, at some point it will also start promoting it directly through Facebook.“We will prompt people at Facebook,” he said, “You won’t have to go to the app store to get it. It’s not super far off.” Right now on the Google Play store, the number of installs of the Facebook Home app is noted as between 1 million and 5 million. After its first month of life, the app had seen only around 1 million downloads amid waning interest from carriers like AT&T, which had signed up early to sell HTC handsets with Home preloaded on it. Meanwhile, Orange in Europe axed its rollout before it even started. In answer to a question from interviewer Michael Arrington about whether he saw Home as a failure, Zuckerberg noted that among the positives, people “love Chatheads.”

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