It has been an obscure part of social media, but if you remember Facebook’s Notes, it’s now redesigned in its attempt to draw more users and potentially convince them to spend more time on their website. It’s quite clear that Facebook is dominating over its competitors, with 1.4 billion users, a number currently unmatched.
However, it seems that the company is now attempting to make their social media networking website into the epitome of the internet, varying their services from the usual social media accounts, to video watching, live streaming and, now, blogging.
The comparison can’t be helped but be mentioned as Notes has taken the features of a publishing platform, or a blog, commonly used by those who enjoy longer posts or even journalists who wish to share their views. At one point in time, in 2006, Notes was used to battle against the character limit imposed on Status Update, but has since fallen into disuse.
The character limited was lifted, and it left Notes in the shadows, even if it wasn’t used too much to begin with. The feature retracted into the dark corners of Facebook that users hardly ever ventured in.
However, the social media giant is now ready to wipe away the dust and clean up the cobwebs by updating the Notes feature, and giving it a sleek, fresh and user-friendly design. Users who wish to write longer posts, opinions, detailed descriptions, plain rambling, or those who have journalistic aspirations are now able to benefit from the new format.
Facebook’s Notes now features clear and large text formatting, an official-looking headline and a cover image that will bring your regular posts more closely to looking like a news article. Which is quite appropriate considering all posts you choose to publish will be features on the News Feed of your friends, friend of a friend or made available to the entire public, depending on your choosing.
It’s also a bit obvious that Facebook is trying to lure bloggers onto their website, and perhaps somehow persuade them to abandon popular platforms such as Medium or Tumblr. The redesigning of a forgotten section that never saw to great success might be hinting at the change that the social media giant has been aiming at for a while.
World domination has a bit of a negative connotation to it, so it’s better expressed in Facebook simply wanting people to conduct all their business and hobbies on their website, or at least make sure there is no option unavailable.
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