Facebook said maybe losing its cool, literally. It has been discovered that the social media site is working on a secret Facebook teen app that looks like a try-hard attempt to remain relevant to the younger generation.
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The new Facebook Teen app was discovered to be secretly in the work and was called LOL. The new app is all about memos and funny videos and is focused on drawing at young users.
The app is apparently broken into different categories to make it easy for teens to search for gifts and other funny video content. These categories reportedly include suggested content as "for you", "dies" "animals", "funny", "lol" "fails", and "pranks". The content that is curated by the reported new Facebook Teen app is apparently pulled from Facebook's news stories by top funny videos and memos.
The app is still in private beta phase with 100 US dollars. There. Teens are participating with their parents & # 39; consent and have signed non-disclosure agreements. The company has confirmed that it is working on an app, but has not confirmed what the app focus will be.
We run a small scale test and the concept is in its early stages right now.
However, Facebook failed to grasp the younger generation's attention with apps like Lasso, LifeStation, and Slingshot, in the past. So it is unclear why the company would be working on another Facebook Teen App when it seems like teens don't want one. Of course, the company wants to connect with a younger audience, to ensure that Facebook continues, with a new generation of users. But a stand-alone app doesn't seem to be the answer.
Also sources close to the design of the new app stated that the app is "Cringey" and that it feels like Facebook is trying too hard to be cool and current. The sources have been explaining that some content has been dated to the new Facebook Teen App, some of which are weeks old. This is not good for teenagers. Teens usually want the newest stuff, first. They would probably be bored of old content they've most likely seen anywhere else on the web before seeing it again on a Facebook app. If content does not remain significant, there would be no reason for teens to use or return to a Facebook app at first.
Would you like an app like this from Facebook?