Yesterday was loaded on Facebook . The company has rolled out a variety of updates, both to Facebook and the Messenger app. Some of these updates look quite promising. Here is an overview of the main added features:
- Messenger is now more secure for iOS users . New privacy features had been rumored over the past couple of days, but were officially revealed yesterday. You can now use Face ID or Touch ID to lock private chats – and more privacy features are coming soon .
- Facebook pages could be slimmed down, with new analytics additions . The “Like” option may no longer be available on pages in the future as the company begins testing pages that strictly use the “Follow” feature. We'll also receive new insights on the Insights page, including top-performing posts and audience overlap with Instagram.
- Workplace is getting a whole host of updates, including a dark mode . If you use Workplace in your business, you will welcome the list of updates announced yesterday . Dark mode is now available on the Workplace desktop and mobile apps, and the iOS app has gotten a lot of simplifications.
It's great to see Facebook continuing to optimize its platform. Of particular interest are the potential updates to the Pages.
With more emphasis on followers and audience overlap ideas with Instagram could Facebook Pages Time will tell us.