Facebook is currently developing a new mobile news app, a feature possibly included in the Facebook for Business initiative.
The new product would be similar to Twitter, being different from Facebook for Work, the other initiative announced last year.
The Facebook Business Manager allows users to manage their apps, add accounts and pages in a professional manner. It is basically a tool that allows you to do your work, keeping your personal life separate.
This means that your personal Facebook account is not linked to Business Manager and your personal information or activity does not show up in Business Manager. Using the Business Manager tool, you can decide how your name shows up, and you can input the e-mail address you want your work notifications to be directed to.
Furthermore, the Business Manager is useful, as everything is coordinated in one place, you can work better and faster, and it also benefits from a control panel where you can access your business assets, and remove or change their permissions. The coordination feature means that you can manage Pages, apps and ad accounts and permit people to work on them without having to share log-in details. The work optimization feature means that the time it takes to deal with set up and assets is reduced.
Now, Facebook’s new app, which is currently in its early testing stage, will function via fulfilling a few set up steps.
Consumers will be able to download this new mobile application.
Then, users will choose which publications and topics to follow on the app, thus receiving breaking news alerts accordingly. Topics will bear the name “stations” and “substations”.
Afterwards, the particular publications will work similarly to tweets, meaning that the mobile notifications will be propagated instantly to all your followers. So it seems, this brand new app will emulate what Twitter does.
Moreover, the alerts allow up to 100 characters of text and a URL to the news article on the partnering publications’ websites.
Lastly, the brief notification will spread out to your followers, and once people click on the provided link, they’ll be redirected to the publication’s website to read the news report/article.
As a bonus, Facebook also announced its See First feature addressed to business page owners, for their particular interactions. As its name suggests, the app adds minute changes to business owners’ news feed.
Also, Facebook has been working on its Live broadcast enhancement, aimed at facilitating interaction between celebrities and their fans.
It seems that Facebook is trying to cast aside its rivals, for instance Twitter and LinkedIn, in becoming the most reliable social media platform.
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