F8 Conference: Facebook major redesign revealed at annual developers conference today

May 01 16:23 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about privacy during his keynote at Facebook Inc’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019.

Mark Zuckerberg talks about new plans at the Facebook’s F8 developer conference. Honestly, Facebook’s algorithm probably could probably already make a pretty a good guess about who you want to bone from your list of friends.

The changes are in line with Zuckerberg’s vision outlined earlier this year to make Facebook more like “a digital equivalent of the living room” than a digital “town square”.

Zuckerberg and his lieutenant, Sheryl Sandberg, have apologized repeatedly over the past year for Facebook’s ever-expanding list of mishaps over privacy, data misuse and security problems.

The Facebook app will be getting a new design referred to as “FB5.”They claim it will be “simpler, faster, more immersive, and puts your communities at the center”.

However, the social media giant claims it won’t use content from Facebook Dating or “Secret Crush” for advertising purposes.

Groups have also caused controversy for the company, especially as communities pop up around extremist topics. For example, members in health-related groups can ask the group administrator to post on their behalf to better protect their privacy.

He also said moving forward, the firm won’t hold onto messages or stories for “longer than necessary” or ‘longer than people want them’.

Similar to Facebook, a user can easily report or block another user who is being inappropriate or is making others feel uncomfortable on the platform.

The more interesting changes revolve around groups.

“The future is private”, Zuckerberg declared at the conference.

Facebook’s own dating service – plainly called Facebook Dating – has now rolled out across 14 more countries, including Singapore. “People will start seeing some of these updates in the Facebook app right away, and the new desktop site will come in the next few months”.

A screenshot of a new-look Facebook page after the social media company launched a new design on Tuesday. Facebook says that 400 million of its users belong to groups that they find “meaningful”.

Facebook hasn’t made any distinct moves to create its new homogenous messaging service but it has announced that it’s going back to the drawing board to offer users a new messaging experience across smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Privacy changes would also be extended to Facebook-related platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp. A “Meet New Friendsfeature will make recommendations based on some shared connection – like living in the same city or working at the same company. Instead, we’re talking about Starbucks’ latest market research ploy. dark social. Facebook is at least making its mobile app lighter and faster, though it’s not ready for primetime quite yet.

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