Facebook will be launching a mysterious new product on June 20th. Here are five fast facts you need to know.
1.Reporters Received An Invitation In The Mail
Today, reporters were sent a unique invite from the social media giant to attend an event on June 20th. Arriving via regular mail, the envelope contained a very simple message.
A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product
Details were scarce but this is typical for the company's announcements. This take place at the Menlo Park, California headquarters at 9 a.m.
2.Hashtags Were Added This Week
This mysterious note comes pretty quickly after zuckerberg's company already added a new part of the popular social media service. By incorporating hashtags, users can add them to a status enhancing search capabilities for Facebook. The company felt that this would enable easier conversation. Despite this, The Verge reported it will take a few weeks before everyone is able to use this function.
3.Facebook Has To Stay Competitive
The hashtags were only the tip of the iceberg. Zuckerberg's company has been changing and adding new features all year. From emoticons to android, the popular site is restless. The reason may be cause of its competition from a particularly famous search engine. The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook has repeatedly been going after Google's main strength which is search. While hashtags are an essential element of Twitter, this new tool helps make a more refined search which may indicate this new product could have something to do with that.
4.Could It Be An RSS Reader?
Although, rumors have been circulating that the social media giant could be an working on an RSS reader. Google Reader is set to close close on July 1st which gives the ultimate social network an opening to create a unique content publishing system. Chances of this being true as Business Insider reported that some form of a content distribution was in the works.
5.What To Expect
Facebook is continuing the trend of hosting a press conference every month to announce a new product. Every time one of these events occurs, Facebook manages to keep the new information guarded up until the CEO steps on stage and speaks with reporters. We will be keep you updated as we get more information.