Take Me Home was written in groups and has an average of just under five songwriters per track.
On , the band announced a partnership with Office Depot on a limited-edition capsule collection of back to school supplies.
They also confirmed that a portion of the proceeds from the alliance would go toward an anti-bullying educational program intended to promote kinder behaviour in schools. The day constituted of a landmark 7.5-hour socially interactive You Tube live-stream featuring live band performances, celebrity guests including, Simon Cowell, Cindy Crawford, Piers Morgan, Jerry Springer and many more.
After the announcement, the band announced the film would also have a limited 10–11 October 2014 international cinema release before its home media release in November 2014.
The group made their first official public appearance as a four-piece on The Late Late Show with James Corden on 14 May, where they confirmed that they would continue working without a new fifth member.
At the 2017 Brit Awards, One Direction won the Video of the Year award for their song "History".