Like any other online platform, Facebook is always updating, so that it should become more interesting and users should get more and more attracted to it. Developers have recently added a new app which can make your time spent on Facebook more exciting. It is called Lifestage, and it is dedicated to young people.
Youngsters have another way of entertaining themselves on Facebook and keeping in touch with each other. Lifestage is an application which uses videos, as filming has become more and more popular lately, surpassing pictures and written posts.
What users can do now with Lifestage is to answer questions and replay through short videos. The more expressive they look in the short footage, the better is the video considered to be. Only imagination is the limit with this new app, but this doesn’t mean that any content and any online behavior will be tolerated.
If you wonder how come Lifestage is dedicated only to young people, the company has its strong reasons. Although in 2004 Facebook started as a network for college students, 12 years later the platform lost its popularity to other online networks and applications. Statistics show that only 17% of the teenagers and adolescents in the United States think that their Facebook account is the most important among their social media accounts. On the other hand, the network became very much popular for adults, with more than half of the American adults possessing a Facebook account which they frequently use.
Lifestage stands for Facebook’s attempt of gaining back its young users. This is why the application is age-restricted, which means that only those who are under 21 can use it. What’s more, the app was created by a teenager, Michael Sayman, who is 19 years old. He told TechChurch:
“I wanted to work on an app that my demographic would relate to, or at least that my friends would want to use. What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016?”
Facebook describes the application as follows:
“Everything you post in Lifestage is always public and viewable by everyone, inside and outside your school. There is no way to limit the audience of your videos. We can’t confirm that people who claim to go to a certain school actually go to that school. All videos you upload to your profile are fully public content.”
Perhaps it’s time you should try Lifestage for yourself if you are a high school or college student: answer questions through videos.
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