Where is Facebook heading towards?

Future of Social media- Facebook

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What do you think the future of social media looks like? Here are some clues to show you what the technology future beyond looks like. With so much happening in the social media segment, it feels good to take everything slowly and observe what has changed in this landscape. Let’s discuss the trends using Facebook.

 

Customisable content- Augmented reality, filters, and live videos

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Snapchat was the first to bring augmented reality to life through camera lenses. And then pokemon go turn it up to a higher degree as though you can now see it in real life.

Augmented reality

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Augmented reality has gained global attention, and Facebook has turned itself into something like snapchat. It has its own set of filters as well. Moving away from virtual reality, augmented reality is more portable as people can carry it around in their mobile phones instead of a big device. As a social media application, engaging its users is one key concern. When its users have fun with their friends/families while using the augmented effects opens a big opportunity for Facebook.

Live videos and filters

While people look for more opportunities to express themselves, Facebook is on trend to support people’s eagerness to share and post-masking with a variety of filters for live videos.

 

Unlimited growth of video content

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Really, the growth of video is magnificent. The growth of youtube is apparent and many influencers are jumping on this bandwagon. Video has many exploration areas such as live videos, video content marketing, advertisements or trailer and more…

The best thing about video is that it captures attention. With physical interactions, intriguing music, and amazing story plot, no wonder it’s growing rapidly.

But one thing to note is that video content requires dedicated time and resources. 83% of marketers had this worry due to constraints.

 

Number of searches

 

Facebook sees almost 2 billion searches/day and this was a 1.5 billion increase from 2016. Although Google still has the highest searches of 3.5 billion, Facebook is catching up. There is also a Search engine optimisation (SEO) system on Facebook, where the search is able to increase your reach.

It is so exciting to watch how these trends unfold, and they will definitely be topics we will dive into and share more about in the months to come.

Future of social media

Future of social media

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What is the future of social media? If you are a frequent user, we are not quite sure if you have a concrete answer to.  Ready for a ride into the future? Let’s start.

Increased similarity of platforms

Do you feel that social media platforms are quite similar? Like how Snapchat has that augmented filter, and now Facebook and Instagram have it. It seems that each social media platform launched with a unique niche.

  • Facebook can add friends and share photos

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  • Twitter shares short and concise content

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  • Instagram presents photos

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  • Snapchat allows you to capture the special moments

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But now they have a mass amount of followers, therefore, these platforms start to follow a standardised model.

Let’s review, shall we?

Snapchat and Instagram

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Before Instagram stories, Snapchat was that unpolished, straight in the moment content. It was the place to share with your friends that snap you want to share, and it will be gone after 24 hours. Instagram was the place you share your best photos and captions.

Instagram stories- the fall of Snapchat

The difference between Snapchat and Instagram started to blur when Insta-stories was introduced.

Youtube and Facebook

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Now, Youtube also allows users to share in the moment photos and captions like facebook statuses.

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Facebook is also trying out trending stories and go to places/pages like google and twitter.

 Up and coming cool features?

We can see that these platforms are really putting in the effort to be the first among the many to hold users in. And we believe more cool and exciting functions will be made available. For a starter, here’s some:

  • E-commerce: Platform to sell/buy/promote your products/services
  • Reactions: More options for you to better express yourself
  • Articles based on your activity: More relevant pieces for you
  • Virtual reality- now you see it, now you don’t
  • 360-degree video
  • Improved advertisement engagement