Facebook is continuing to grow into the largest social networking, with an increase of than 1.49 billion active users, according to its 2015 second-quarter earnings report. This number was a 13 percent increase from this past year, and a 3.47 percent increase from the prior quarter.
There is absolutely no denying Facebook really wants to grow, increase users and expand its content-delivery options. The business purchased WhatsApp and Instagram for an impressive $22 billion and $1 billion, respectively. They have huge plans because of its messaging app, which already accocunts for ten percent of global mobile voice over IP calls. Oh, and Facebook says its messaging app is 1 percent finished.
Facebook IS WANTING to Get Mobile Users to look Directly Through Its App
Here’s how the business has its sights set on becoming a straight bigger force by pulling users from YouTube and Twitter.
I really like Twitter for what it had been made to be — an instant go-to source for breaking news and content from people and outlets you follow. The 140-character limit makes the social networking unique, but Personally i think many people just don’t understand Twitter. Did the business not do a sufficient job of explaining how exactly to utilize it? Possibly, as I often hear people say, “I simply don’t get Twitter.”
With the reports of Twitter’s ad revenue growth slowing, the appointing of Jack Dorsey as CEO (who’s also the CEO of Square, a company that’s going to go public) and the recent announcement that the business is laying off a lot more than 300 employees, Facebook, just like a shark, smells blood in the water and is preparing to attack.
A fresh real-time news-notification app is in development, reportedly to be called Notify, according to the report. If the unverified screenshots are indeed the app, users can search Stations and Providers to check out within their feed. Stations could make reference to media outlets and Providers may reference individuals. We will need to wait for Facebook to create an official announcement to obtain the complete details.
Addititionally there is talk of the type limit being set at 100 — its clear that Facebook really wants to create an improved Twitter, and introduce it right to the approximately 1.5 billion users already on social networking. There were some reports a small band of publications already are testing the app in preparation for a launch by the end of the month.
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YouTube, the next largest search engine, may be the brand you immediately think about when discussing online video. The phrase "YouTube it" is simply as common as "Google it" — but Facebook has plans to fully capture a big little bit of the video pie, combined with the advertising dollars that include it.
Facebook announced it really is now testing a dedicated video feed, that allows users to scroll through and find out new video content. It previously introduced an attribute that lets public, verified figures live stream content using the Mentions app, in addition to an ad revenue-split possibility to attract content creators. I’ve attempted the Mentions app and I believe it has a large amount of potential — I anticipate using it as you of several promotional tools to introduce a fresh audience to my business.
This move by Facebook shouldn’t be considered a surprise to anyone. YouTube earned approximately $4 billion in 2014, although reports say it still isn’t profitable for Google. The primary problem? Getting users to go to YouTube without via another outlet, such as for example Facebook, or watching the video embedded on another site.
Facebook is on a mission — one which I’m pumped up about watching unfold.
What do you consider? Is Facebook likely to make a big splash with these moves? Share your ideas in the comments section below.
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