Facebook has today launched its Facebook Home Android launcher in Australia.

The Facebook Home app is a new software overlay for Android phones that gives quick access to Facebook services from the combined lock and home screen.

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Australian Android users can now download the Facebook Home app through the Google Play Store.

Currently, Facebook Home is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II, along with the HTC One X.

The app will also support the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One devices, which will launch in Australia later this month.

The Facebook Home main screen is called "Cover Feed" and is filled with content your friends post.

In addition to Facebook posts, Facebook Home has a big focus on messaging. The launcher has a feature called "Chat Heads" which pops up a circular icon when you receive a message.

Facebook says the Chat Heads feature works with both Facebook messages and regular text messages.