Social media unveiled a whole new array of superpower features at its annual F8 Developers Conference in Silicon Valley this week. Here are some important journeys taken from the event, freshen up behind Facebook’s Anas Haribilis, identified by misinformation scams and privacy breaches.
Reconstruction will move individual, interest-based groups and events to the front of the platform. Instead of logging in and viewing the news feed, which is full of big media platforms and sponsored viral videos, you can expect to see a few more groups that you have subscribed to. Featuring a new tab that makes it easier for you to join and subscribe to new groups based on common interests.
Facebook – along with its sister platforms Instagram and WhatsApp – is looking to move from a public “digital town square” to a “digital living room”. “Privacy” and “intimacy”, it seems, are the new words of the moment.
A new feature called “Meet new friends” will also help users; you guessed it, with the advice of people in the same location and meet new friends with the same interest as you.
Emphasis on privacy will see the Messenger app equipped with more new software, in the hopes of making it easier and more convenient for users to communicate privately with their friends. Messenger will even test the “Group Watch” feature, where people can invite friends to watch videos together in real-time while texting. Again, this is trying to nurture the idea of a “virtual living room”.
If roaming your friends romantically is your cup of tea, they will launch Facebook dating in 14 more countries with a new feature called “Secret Crash” that will allow people to “explore potential romantic relationships in their own extended circle” Maybe, isn’t it?
They will eventually roll out the last-minute encryption in Messenger, which means no one – not even Facebook’s technology – will be able to see the contents of the message if you don’t decide to share the message. Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in his keynote address, “We are building a much deeper technical infrastructure in favor of this privacy philosophy and renaming the entire infrastructure of this company,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Chairman, and CEO.
There has not been much discussion about when the ambitious plans will be fully implemented, although Zuckerberg said it could take some time. As CNN details that Facebook has a poor track record of planning from conferences, as there are many examples of big promises that seem to have flowed down in anger, either loudly or silently.
There is also big news for Instagram. They’ll test a system that tries to hide the number of likes they get on content, telling them to “focus on your shared photos and videos, not how many likes they get.” Recently, in scientific study, adults have responded to a greater number of choices in their photos in the same way as gambling wins “lightning”. The move appears to be a way to heat up criticism that hunting for preferences can exacerbate addiction problems.
However, based on Facebook’s judgment and the crisis over the past few years, somehow a larger outline is needed.