Facebook has been in rough patches from 2018 to now, but the company is trying to reverse its fortunes at F8, it is annual developer conference in San Jose, California. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg began the speech stating that “the future is private.” This shows Facebook working towards improving privacy and security with its services like WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, etc.
Here are some of the announcements made for Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Messenger.
Facebook has announced it will redesign the main Facebook website and its app. The design will be clean, modern and easier to navigate. This includes all white look and some traces of Facebook’s iconic blue hue and there will be an option for dark mode as well.
Mark Zuckerberg said the goal is to make Facebook a little more community focused.
Facebook is focusing more on groups, as redesigning groups tab will help the users to discover the groups easily.
New “Events” tab, it helps users to quickly find all kinds of events going around them, and also coordinate with friends and attend those events. Mark Zuckerberg outlined six key components to make things happen: Private interactions, encryption, reduced permanence, safety, interoperability, and secure data storage. New Facebook redesign will roll out in the next few months.
Facebook has decided to make big changes in the Messenger platform. Firstly, a new desktop app for Messenger in both MacOS and Windows. There is no need for users to navigate to facebook.com or messenger.com. Facebook is also working on a way to make Facebook Messenger work across platforms like WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. This is a pretty major update to the Messenger.
There is no major update for Instagram. A new feature will roll out from next week, It will allow users to shop for products used by the creators. Another feature will also users to raise funds for charities in Instagram