Using Friend Stream

Using Friend Stream

Friend Stream connects you to your social networks. Share and get updates from friends in popular networks like Facebook and Twitter in a single feed. With Friend Stream, you can easily track your friends’ status messages, photo uploads, notifications, and more — or comment and post your own.
Important: You must be signed in to at least one social network account to use Friend Stream.
From the Home screen, tap > Friend Stream. Friend Stream opens on the All updates tab.
When you tap someone’s status update, you can:
  • View the tweet. If there's a web link shared, you'll also see the posted web page right beside the tweet.
  • Write a comment. Like someone’s Facebook posts.
  • Look at someone’s album photos.

When you tap someone’s photo or name, you can:

  • Check the person’s profile details.
  • Look at the person’s Facebook wall.
  • Check the person’s posted tweets.

Slide to the other tabs to view social network updates grouped as status updates only, photo and video uploads, links, social network notifications, and more.

Updating your status

You can update your status simultaneously on all the social network accounts you are signed in to.

  1. On the All updates tab, tap Post.
  2. Enter your status update.
  3. If you do not want to send the status update to all your social network accounts, tap Accounts and clear the check boxes of the social networks to exclude.
  4. Tap Attach and then choose what you want to attach to your tweet or status update.
    Picture Take a photo and attach it, or attach an existing photo.
    Location Add your current location or a location you pick on a map.
    App recommendation Choose an app you’ve installed from Android Market that you want to share with others. The URL from which the app can be downloaded will be inserted to your status.
  5. Tap Post.

Commenting on and liking Facebook posts

Tap someone’s status update on the All updates tab, and do any of the following:
  • Tap Like to like the person’s status update.
  • Tap Comment to post what you think about the person’s status update.
  • Tap Share to re-post the status update.

Checking notifications from your social networks

Slide to the Notifications tab to easily see a single feed of your notifications from different social networks. It can be a comment on your Facebook post, a mention or direct message in Twitter, a tagged photo of you, and more.

About the Friend Stream widget

Use the Friend Stream widget so you can easily update your status and view other people’s status updates right on the Home screen. If you want to keep up with just one person's Facebook updates, you can add the Friend Channel widget. You can find it in the Friend Stream widget layout options.
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