Windows 10 News and info | Forum
July 07, 2020, Loading... *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is a clean Ad-free Forum and protected by StopForumSpam, Project Honeypot, Botscout and AbuseIPDB | This forum does not use audio ads, popups, or other annoyances. New member registration currently disabled.
  Website   Home   Windows 8 Website GDPR Help Login Register  
By continuing to use the site or forum, you agree to the use of cookies, find out more by reading our GDPR policy.
Pages: [1]
Share this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on MySpaceShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on TechnoratiShare this topic on TwitterShare this topic on YahooShare this topic on Google buzz
Author Topic: Get ready to adjust to another Facebook layout  (Read 303 times)
Hero Member
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
United States United States

Posts: 31566

I Do Windows

WWW Email
« on: May 01, 2019, 03:33:13 AM »

Facebook is trying to start over with a clean slate, ditching their signature blue theme for a plain white one.

Last year, Facebook was caught divulging personal data of millions of Facebook users without their consent, in order to build voter profiles for the Trump presidential campaign.  There were further accusations of spreading misinformation and toxic content and being used as a tool for election interference.  They’re also expected to be hit with a $5 billion fine by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations.

After scoring very poor on a recent Axios and Harris reputability poll, Zuckerberg is using new tactics to regain the trust of his 2.4 billion monthly active Facebook users.

On the annual developer conference, Facebook unveiled a redesign of its mobile app and desktop site.  This in line with new plans to shift the focus of the social media site towards private and encrypted communications, rather than public posts.

Many Facebook users choose to filter their audience by posting in private groups of like-minded people, rather than sharing their opinions with their entire friend's list, “by far, the three fastest-growing areas of online communication are private messaging, groups and Stories,” Mr. Zuckerberg said.

Soon, new features will promote group-based communications instead of the News Feed.  The changes are planned to make it easier for members of a group to message and share content amongst one another, including adding a Groups tab to its main mobile app and desktop menus.  Group recommendations will pop up around various locations of the app too.

Messages meant for close friends and family will have their own section inside Facebook Messenger too, so you soon won’t have to scroll through a long list of messages to find certain people.

With the success of Snapchat, Zuckerberg’s working to further promote the use of Facebook Stories, “in 2019, we expect the number of Stories that are shared to outnumber the number of Feed posts that are shared.”

In a, perhaps, slightly desperate bid to stay relevant; Facebook plans to introduce a Dating feature to more than a dozen new countries, including Thailand and Canada.  The service won’t be available to US users just yet, though.

Facebook also has plans to roll out dozens of small product updates across its four main apps: Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook.  Zuckerberg is especially working on integrating and encrypting Whatsapp and Messenger.

Whilst these features will certainly make the app more user-friendly, it’s still difficult to see how Facebook more trustworthy.


Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines

Google visited last this page June 04, 2020, 01:06:42 PM