Facebook for HTC Sense

If you signed in to your Facebook account when you turned on and set up your phone for the first time, that means your Facebook account is linked to Facebook for HTC Sense on your phone.

With Facebook for HTC Sense, you can:

  • See all your Facebook contacts and their instant status updates in People.

    When you tap a contact on the All tab, slide to the Updates and events tab to see updates such as posted status messages, uploads, and profile changes.

    When there is a notification of the contact’s birthday, you can tap the notification to call the contact directly or send a message greeting.

  • See Facebook photos right on the Gallery app.

    You can also upload one or more photos from your storage card to Facebook, then tag and add captions that go with it.

    When you’re viewing the albums of a Facebook friend, you can also share a link to a particular album, or comment on the album photos.

  • Check your friends’ Facebook status updates in Friend Stream.
  • Add your Facebook events and your friends’ birthdays to the Calendar app.

What’s the difference between Facebook app and Facebook for HTC Sense?

  • Facebook for HTC Sense is not a standalone app. It is integrated in People, Friend Stream, Gallery, and Calendar to give you up-to-date information about your Facebook contacts (their status updates, shared links, and photos) in these apps.
  • The Facebook app is a standalone app. Use this app to do most of the things that you would do when you’re using your computer’s web browser to access your Facebook account, such as adding a friend and sending Facebook messages.
  • The two do not share the same login credentials. Signing in to Facebook for HTC Sense does not sign you in to the Facebook app and vice versa. If you want to use the same Facebook account for both, you’ll have to sign in to both using the same login credentials.
Note: If you have more than one Facebook account, you may sign in to the Facebook app using your second account, since the Facebook app does not share the same login credentials as Facebook for HTC Sense.