Facebook to Unveil ‘Big Things’ Next Week | 7th-Media Web Design and Development
January 10, 2013 by 0 Comments|
Is it Facebook phone or search tool for us come Jan. 15?
With a lot of new stuffs that Facebook introduced these past days, we thought it’s over. And as one who really closely follow the social media darling, we’re just so glad there’s still more that our amazing fellows there will unwrap next week.
Earlier today, Facebook sent out a very neat invite sporting its color blue theme with the big banner words: Come and see what we’re building.” Journalists and bloggers are expected on January 15 (Tuesday) to join the social channel execs talk the present and future of the firm at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
There was no confirmation yet if Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be there to talk about the company’s plans for Facebook. But sure we hope he will.
Will we finally see Facebook’s foray in search to battle it out with Google or Bing? How about smartphone and slug it out with the iPhones, the Galaxies or the Blackberrys? But what Facebook may be launching next week, we sure bet never know at this hour. But it is not bad to guess based on what the company is rolling out the past days.
Let’s start with what it unveiled just earlier today. TheNextWeb reported that the social media giant is bringing up once more its Pages Manager app for Android-based devices. So this feature is no longer exclusive to iOS-based devices because Page admins can now access the feature in their Android phones to check Page activity, view Page Insights, and respond to audiences.
This version 1.0 Page Manager app for Android, which will also let managers to post new updates and photos, view and reply to private messages, and more, will initially be offered in the North American and UK markets. Also available in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, but for us in Asia, don’t fret, we might just see this feature rolled out next week. This app can now be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Then it also teases about its new single-column design for Timelines to let users better organize their personal pages. Better communication with social networks or friends is also the focus of the redesigned feature that officially rolled out in New Zealand this week.
A handful of other services that Facebook launched recently relative to advertising include new ways to promote posts and display adds together with its brand-new Facebook Exchange ad system on September last year.
The rumour mills is also hinting at a new video ad feature that Facebook will unveil next week. Although no official words yet from the social media company, the buzz is alerting a next quarter release.
Online shopping is another area that observers are saying Facebook will chart given its recent major partnerships with major retailers, including Fab.com, Gap, and Random House book publishing.
So to our social media, content strategies, advertising, web design and web development services folks out there, these and more are what we’re bracing for to checking out next week.