Chapter 11. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Chat, and Videochat

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You’ll learn to:

  • Use Facebook on the S4

  • Use Twitter on the S4

  • Use Google+ on the S4

  • Chat and videochat on the S4

THE GALAXY S4 HAS everything you need to keep in touch with friends, family, and associates throughout the world via social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more. It connects to the Internet, has GPS capabilities (so you can let others know where you are), a big beautiful screen for displaying updates, and a camera so you can take photos and videos and share them. Because it’s also got a front-facing camera, it’s great for videochat as well. If you’re a social butterfly, you’ve landed on the right phone.

In this chapter you’ll find out how to get the most out of your S4 and social networking services, chat, and videochat.


At this writing, the S4 doesn’t have social networking apps built into it. You have to download those apps from Play Store. But that may change, so check your App Drawer to see if any social networking ones are included. See Chapter 12 for the full details on installing and using apps.


FACEBOOK IS NOT JUST popular, it’s ubiquitous. Millions of people around the globe use it to keep in touch with friends, play games, and publicize their favorite causes. In fact, millions of businesses now have a Facebook page, showing how much social media has become integral to marketing ...

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