Keynotes for the year 2018:
Before starting this blog post, Am really sorry, because this article is going to be very lengthy. But I promise you will get complete information regarding Facebook and Google’s keynotes for the year 2018. This blog post will be continued in 3-4 parts. Each blog Post contains 2000 words. Because The technology they presented cannot be explained in single blog Post. Well, let’s get into the topic.
We got a great kickstart for this month. Facebook and Google came up with their latest tools and updates which is going to make us wow. I already have written New changes in Gmail. If you missed out just go through it. The world is getting advanced guys. Now if someone asks me what is the future trend? I would say AI (Artificial Intelligence). This is what exactly Google and Facebook utilizing.
Let’s start with Facebook 2018 Keynotes
In facebook developers conference, FB executive team announced their new tools which are going to protect our privacy. Although Facebook f8 keynotes conference is meant for their developers, they gave us beautiful ideas that what to expect from Facebook and their other products.
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg, Started his presentation with the most awaited feature of facebook. Clear History. Not only this, team facebook came up with many new changes which are going to take place in the year 2018. Few are already in beta version and rest are in the experimenting stage.
Privacy played a key role in this year’s keynote. For Facebook, it’s really important to gain users trust back. After Cambridge analytica leak, Users trust on facebook almost decreased to 60%. Still, your Facebook accounts are not safe. Safeguard your accounts now. Many of the users removed their company and official pages from Facebook. That’s a great loss Facebook ever seen. So for gaining users trust back, Facebook is introducing Clear History feature.
By clearing history on your facebook page, it may make you less enjoyable. You might have to sign back in each time you log into your account and it will also have to relearn your preferences. This feature may take months of time to come live. So please be patient till it arrives.
Watch party is not a new Idea. If you are a gamer you would probably know about this. The XBOX 360 had “Party Mode” that let users talk with their XBOX friends while watching Netflix movie together. This feature was killed with a firmware update in 2011 due to protest from fans and occasional petitions seeking to get it reinstated.
The new feature called Watch Party is available to groups that lets group members watch video while continuing communication on comment session and interaction. Any video can be included as a watch party whether it is live or pre-recorded.
Facebook says “Turning pre-recorded videos into live events could help people enjoy them more”. They believe, this feature builds more relation and interaction between group members. This feature is already live. You can check it out.
Upvotes and Downvotes:
When you ask someone what is the most awaiting feature on Facebook that you are expecting to roll out? Most of us will say that Downvotes or Dislike button. However, Facebook doesn’t want to introduce dislike button due to few reasons, so they are coming up with Downvotes option.
If you are Reddit user you would familiar with this feature. Many of the users requested Facebook to introduce dislike button as a new option in next updates from many years. But Facebook doesn’t want to do so because this Dislike button can hurt feelings. This can also make users not to feel comfortable in the Facebook platform and may lead to uninstall. So, in place of Dislike button, facebook introducing Upvotes and Downvotes option.
This upvotes and downvotes option is in beta version and available only for few people in the USA. This feature increases the user’s interaction and healthy atmosphere among them while discussion. This is going to be introduced only in the comment section. If a comment gained more downvotes facebook will automatically remove those comments.
It may take few more days to have this option on Facebook But this option really useful and can make users interact in a very decent way. So Let us wait for this feature. Fingercrossed.
Facebook is really trying hard to make this feature live. Because from past few years Facebook is getting continuous request to make this feature live. So facebook added this feature to this year’s keynotes.
A few years ago, Facebook introduced Safety Check option which lets your loved one know that you are safe in that location. This Safety check is a revolutionary feature which changed the ball game of Social Media. Similarly, this year, Facebook is planning to bring out Crisis Response, where, users will be able to provide firsthand accounts of an emergency event.
This is feature is going to play a very important role in this year’s keynotes. Because We are facing more natural disasters ever before from last 2 years. So bringing this kind of Feature in Facebook will definitely useful for mankind. There is nothing more to enlarge this about this feature. Have said it clearly. This will be a game changer on Social Media.
Yes! I know many of you are waiting to know about this feature. And I wish many of us are aware of this feature. Comparing to other upcoming features of Facebook, this feature became viral on all social media platforms soon after its announcement. I have a special interest in this topic and started researching from various source and giving you the best of the best information. Yeah! This topic is going to take more than 300 words. Let me give more information on this Dating feature.
At the beginning of May, Mark Zuckerberg announced Dating app feature, wanting its users to create “the most meaningful relationship of all.” This drew a lot of attention from other market leaders like Happn, Tinder, and Hinge. Didier Rappaport, who said, “This announcement was just a distraction from recent Data Scandal”. How can we believe this dating account is safe when you can’t safeguard our personal information? He added.
Whatever it may be, the announcement of Facebook dating app has changed the ball game of other market leaders. It’s unclear that how developers could control that aspect of the features, but the CEO acknowledged potential security concerns, saying: “I want to be clear that we have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning.”
Facebook dominates other dating apps:
Facebook going to be pretty dominating because of its large user’s space. Competition is going to be very tuff in near future for all other dating apps out in the market. In general, people are getting more savvy about how much of their information on Facebook is publicly available to view. So this may be a challenge for Facebook going forward.
Here is the information, what we know so far about this Facebook dating app.
This feature will be available on Facebook with this icon on the right side top edge screen. This Icon takes users to the portal called “Dating Home.”
Create your Dating profile which display’s only your 1st name and cannot be visible in newsfeeds. It is visible only to the other peoples who opted for this service.
This is how dating service news feed looks like
Scroll down, you will see the events in your city and groups related to your interests
When you unlock an event, Your dating profile will also visible for the one who was attending the same event. You can peep into their profile in the same way, they can have look at your profile.
If you want to start a conversation with another person. Click on the interested button and start a conversation. If you are not interested just click on the pass button.
Once you have chosen interested, you can view him/her photos which helps you to start a conversation privately. “This will encourage, we hope, a meaningful interaction between them” Cox Said.
This is how Private Inbox looks like.
Facebook hasn’t specified when the new dating-service features will launch but say, they’re coming soon. That’s all I have about this Facebook Dating app.
Yeah! The announcement of this feature may be the distraction from recent data scandal. But Facebook is planning this feature from past 2 years. Of course, it’s too early to announce this kind of feature. But, Facebook needs to gain users trust back in this year. So facebook added this kind of feature in this year’s keynotes.
Facebook’s Proactive Detection (Artificial Intelligence):
Now, I have something which is more interesting. At the beginning of this blog post, I have said AI (Artificial Intelligence) is going to play a major role in this year’s keynotes. Yes, Facebook is going to bring AI feature.
I know you will have questions like,
- How to use this AI on Facebook?
- How this AI in Facebook helps us in our daily life?
- Does this AI help for common Users?
It not at all what you are expecting. This is beyond your expectation. AI in facebook is going to save our lives. Yes, Am not kidding. Facebook is using AI to spot users who have suicidal thoughts. I don’t know how many of you know about this Feature. It was first announced on March 2017.
Facebook’s new “Proactive Detection” Artificial Intelligence will scan all post which contains suicidal thoughts and send necessary information to them and their family members and friends who are near to them. By using AI to flag worrisome posts to human moderators instead of waiting for user reports, Facebook can decrease how long it takes to send help.
Let’s see how this Suicidal report works on Facebook:
Facebook previously tested this AI tool to detect troubling post on Facebook who is going facebook live with suicidal thoughts. Let’s see your friend streaming live on FB and sounding different and they say something which worries you. You will be now able to report the video to Facebook which will be able to provide a set of resources to the person while they’re streaming via Live. The resources include reaching out to a friend, contacting a helpline.
Facebook is not doing this alone. They are tied up with Crisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorder Association, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Through those partnerships, those in crisis will be able to immediately and directly connect with mental health service providers through Facebook Messenger.
With the combination of Artificial Intelligence, Facebook can prevent tragedies like “father kills himself on facebook live over daughters wedding”. A father from turkey who killed himself for daughter got engaged without his permission. Hence Facebook can control these kinds of a situation by its “Proactive detection” Artificial Intelligence.
How the tool actually going to work:
Facebook isn’t providing many details on how the tool actually going to work who is in danger. The company says “This program has been trained on posts and messages flagged by human users in the past, and looks for telltale signs, like comments asking users “are you ok?” or “can I help?”
Facebook said, “This is possible in near feature to bring this sort of AI to live”. But the team said, “It’s too early to say for sure.”
This Feature is really a game changer. No other social Media daring to do this kind of experiment but Facebook wants to break all barriers. Keeping its users base in mind, If Facebook does this, It’s really going to be the revolutionary taught. I don’t know why Facebook added AI to this year’s keynotes, But I think this feature will take some more time to go live.
End of Part-1:
It’s not over. Its just end of Part-1. Its already been 2000 words and I don’t want to continue in the same post because it may not be good for reading. So decided to make into parts. Facebook and Google’s Keynotes for the year 2018 is going to be 3-4 parts. In the next topic, We gonna see the updates of other Facebook products like Whatsapp, Instagram, and messenger.
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