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Galaxy S5: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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

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You’ll learn to:

  • Use Facebook on the S5

  • Use Twitter on the S5

  • Use Google+ on the S5

  • Chat and videochat on the S5

THE GALAXY S5 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 S5 and social networking services, chat, and videochat.

Note

At this writing, the S5 doesn’t have social networking apps built into it. You have to download those apps from the Play store. But that may change, so check your Apps screen to see if any social networking ones are included. See Chapter 12 for the full details on installing and using apps.

Facebook

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 Facebook pages, showing how much social media has become integral to marketing ...

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