Facebook Will Let You Talk To Friends Across Messenger, Instagram, And WhatsApp

Facebook app gets a reskin The mainline Facebook app is getting a redesign, from a rejigged logo to a heavier emphasis on Facebook Groups.

There are tens of millions of active groups on Facebook, and more than 400 million people belong to groups at the social network. The desktop version will be released in the next few months. Clearly, Facebook is future-proofing its services for the impending News Feed-less era, which is why the company will surface more content from Groups on the News Feed instead of usual items found there.

WhatsApp now allows users to share their location with their friends and family via the app. Zuckerberg said locations, like the messages on WhatsApp, are encrypted.

- community-specific features that allow group members to ask relevant questions or share content in their respective groups. Facebook also is launching a Secret Crush feature that allows you to designate up to nine friends as Secret Crushes.

At its annual developer conference, Facebook today announced a fresh new design for Facebook. If their crush has opted into Facebook Dating, they will get a notification stating that someone has a crush on them, and will be matched with them if they add the other user as a Secret Crush in return. If the friends listed as a crush are not on Facebook Dating, no notifications are sent.

"If you are a dog lover, you will find people who are dog lovers across all divides; political or otherwise", she added as an example.

Those using Marketplace to sell items will be happy to hear that they will soon be able to ship their wares anywhere in the continental USA and get paid on Facebook using a secure platform.


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".

Messenger will become a faster and lighter app, according to the firm. The company said this happens to be an anti-bullying feature that the company introduced and which users can initiate when they feel vulnerable, like say when switching schools or going through a break-up and such. Once again, the desktop apps are being tested, and will be rolled out later this year.

The redesign is geared toward nudging users to spend more time in small, intimate groups - including through private communication tools like Facebook's various messaging apps.

Facebook will also launch a dedicated Messenger desktop application for Windows and MacOS, which will support group video calls and multitasking.

"With catalogues, businesses can showcase their goods so people can easily discover them". The middle panel of the UI looks just like the mobile News Feed, with additional sidebars on the left and right with quick links to groups, events, contacts, and more. End-to-end encryption protects messages as they travel between people, making it impossible to see them unless you are on the sending or receiving end.

The official release dates for the new features have not yet been revealed, but the company said it is now working on the redesign. Facebook says 100% of the money raised on Instagram will be donated to users' nonprofits of choice.


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