Facebook Reminds Users That They Can Turn Home Off

Is Facebook attempting to use reverse psychology, or merely attempting to address one of the most prominent concerns about its Home Android overlay? The Facebook Mobile page published a post reminding Home users that they can turn the overlay off and use their devices normally.

The post was accompanied by a photo of a woman waving goodbye, and it also appeared as a sponsored story and mobile sponsored story. It read:

Cover feed on the HTC First keeps your friends close by. But if you need some alone time, simply turn off Home and use your phone as usual. http://bit.ly/htcfirsthome

The link brings users to the HTC First page in the AT&T Wireless shop.

Readers: Do you think it is smart for Facebook to remind users that they can turn Home off, or does it signal desperation?

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