All Facebook news announced at F8: Mark Zuckerberg now focuses on privacy and groups. Redesigned Facebook, Messenger and Facebook Portal arrives in Europe
Facebook bets everything on Privacy, well then Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook F8, the most important event of Facebook, opened the event by telling how it is building (or rebuilding) a social platform more focused on privacy, offering spaces to people where they can freely express themselves and feel in contact with the people and communities that matter most. Zuckerberg underlined how this is a fundamental change in the way Facebook builds products and how he manages the company. All new functions will focus on this, Facebook and all the Instagram-related to Whatsapp are now focusing on this. many news announced, here they are all.
Messenger is also aiming for privacy by working towards a future in which communications are truly private, and Messenger has announced numerous new products and features to help create closer ties between people, companies and developers.
Messenger: a faster and lighter app
People expect their messaging applications to be fast and reliable. Facebook has announced that it is rebuilding the Messenger architecture from scratch to be faster and lighter. This completely redesigned Messenger will begin launching later this year.
Messenger: a way of looking together
When you are not with friends or relatives in your living room, Messenger now allows you to discover and watch videos from Facebook together with your friends in real time. You can easily share a video from the Facebook app on Messenger and invite others to watch it together during the chat. Facebook is now testing the functionality and will begin to implement it globally later this year.
Facebook Messenger on desktop
People want to send messages smoothly from any device even from the desktop pc. Facebook has announced a Messenger Desktop app. You can download the app to your desktop PC – both Windows and MacOS – and make group video calls, collaborate on projects while chatting in Messenger. This new feature will also be available by the end of 2019.
Better ways to connect with close friends
Closed connections are built on messaging, which is why we are making it easier for you to find the content of the people you care about most. In Messenger, we are introducing a dedicated space where you can discover stories and messages with your closest friends and family. You will also be able to share fragments of your day and choose exactly who sees what you post. This will be launched later this year.
Facebook Messenger for companies
We are making it even easier for companies to connect with potential customers by adding lead generation models to Ads Manager. There, companies can easily create an ad that leads people to a simple question and answer in Messenger to find out more about their customers. And to facilitate booking an appointment with companies such as car dealers, stylists or cleaning services, we have created a dating experience so that people can book appointments within a Messenger conversation.
People and companies are discovering that WhatsApp is a great way to connect. In the coming months, people will be able to see a corporate catalog directly on WhatsApp when they chat with a company. With catalogs, companies can showcase their products so that people can easily discover them.
People have always come to Facebook to connect with friends and relatives, but over time it has become something more: also a place to get in touch with people who share your interests and passions. Today Facebook is making changes that put groups at the center of Facebook
Facebook new design
Here comes the new version of Facebook, the FB5, which includes a new design for Facebook that is simpler, faster, more engaging and puts communities at the center. Overall FB has made it easier to find what you are looking for and get the most used features.
People will start seeing some of these updates in the Facebook app right away and the new desktop site will arrive in the coming months.
Facebook news groups
The redesign of Facebook makes it easy for people to switch from public spaces to more private ones, such as Groups. There are tens of millions of groups active on Facebook. When people find the right one, it often becomes the most significant part of how they use Facebook. Today more than 400 million people on Facebook belong to a group they find significant. That's why Facebook is introducing new tools that will make it easier to discover and interact with groups of people who share your interests:
Groups tab redesigned to facilitate discovery
Facebook has completely redesigned the Groups tab and made the discovery more interesting. The tab now shows a personalized feed of activities across all the groups you follow, and the new discovery tool with improved recommendations allows you to quickly find groups you may be interested in.
Make participation in Facebook groups easier
Facebook is also making it easier to get recommendations for relevant groups elsewhere in the app, such as the Marketplace, the Games tab and Facebook Watch. You may see more content from your groups in the news feed. In addition, you can share content directly from your groups via News Feed, in the same way you do with friends and family. New Facebook Groups functionality to support specific communities
Different communities have different needs, so Facebook is introducing new features for different types of groups. Through new health support groups, members can post questions and share information without their name appearing in a post. The working groups will have a new model for employers who will publish job advertisements and simpler methods for job seekers to send messages to the company and to reply directly to the announcement via Facebook. Game groups will have a new chat feature so that members can create discussions for different topics within the group.
Facebook Meet new Friends
Facebook Meet New Friends also arrives to help people start friendships with new people from their shared communities like a school, a workplace or a city. opt-in, so you will only see other people open to meeting new friends and vice versa. Facebook has started testing Meet New Friends in a few places and we will implement it soon. We will also integrate Facebook groups, making it possible to meet new friends from the most significant communities on Facebook.
Facebook Dating: Secret Crush
On Facebook Dating, you can choose to discover potential matches within your Facebook communities, events, groups, friends of friends and more. Currently available in Colombia, Thailand, Canada, Argentina and Mexico – and functionality is now expanding to 14 new countries: the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana and Suriname.
Facebook has also announced a new feature called Secret Crush. People wanted to explore potential romantic relationships within their circle of friends. So if you choose to use Secret Crush, you can select up to nine friends on Facebook that you want to express a romantic interest in. If your crush on Facebook Dating, you will receive a notification saying that someone has a crush on her or him. If your crush adds you to his Secret Crush list, then the oil match is reported. If the person is not on Dating, does not create a Secret Crush list, or does not put you on his list, nobody will know that you have entered his name in the list of your crushes.
Starting next week, influencer-inspired looks can be purchased without leaving Instagram. Instead of taking a screenshot or asking for product details in the comments or in Direct, you can simply tap to see exactly what your favorite creators are wearing and buy it on Instagram. Anyone in the Instagram community will be able to purchase from the creators. A small group of creators will begin testing next week with the intention of expanding the feature soon.
A way to raise money for the right causes
Starting immediately, you can raise funds for a non-profit you care about, directly on Instagram. Through a sticker (a sticker) for donations in Stories, you can create a fundraiser and mobilize your community around a cause that interests you, with 100% of the money collected on Instagram destined for the non-profit you are supporting. This will be available in the United States now and IG is working to bring it to multiple countries.
Instagram: new and improved camera
In the coming weeks, Intagram will introduce a new camera design that includes the Create mode, which offers an easy way to share without photos or videos. This new camera will make it easier to use popular creative tools like interactive effects and stickers, so you can express yourself more freely.
Facebook Portal news
Facebook Portal arrives worldwide, expands internationally by autumn, and Portal and Portal + will arrive in Europe in the autumn. Portal brings WhatsApp and end-to-end encryption to all calls. You can call all your friends who use WhatsApp – or Messenger – on their portal or on their phone. Also from this summer, Facebook Portal will have a voice assistant: you will be able to say “Hey Portal, good morning”To receive updates on birthdays, events and more. Facebook is also adding the ability to send private video messages from the Portal to your loved ones. In addition, through collaboration with Amazon, FB is adding additional Alexa visual features and skills to Portal.