Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, went on a blogging spree last week. He wrote an extremely detailed blog post talking about Facebook’s future and its strategy going forward. This blog post is a massive one and counts to 3200 words. In case you want to read the blog post, here is the link to the original post. However, the summary of the entire blog post regarding Facebook’s future and its strategy going forward is to make Facebook more like WhatsApp.
Starting up in this blog post, Mark says that “In a few years, I expect future versions of Messenger and WhatsApp to become the main ways people communicate on the Facebook network.” This indicates that the company is focusing more on it’s messaging going forward. Apart from that, Facebook CEO has also emphasized on encryption and security. Therefore, we should expect Facebook to be encrypted sooner rather than later.
Zuckerberg also mentions that the company is planning to make posts disappear after a given time. This means that you will not be able to see your old posts or photos from a decade ago. However, Facebook started with the idea of letting people look back at their memories in the form of a timeline. Therefore, it would be interesting to see how this idea is implemented.
Facebook CEO also says that the company is planning to make its apps work with each other. This is not new as we have heard that Facebook is already working on merging Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. He also adds that Facebook will not bow down to “countries that have a track record of violating human rights like privacy or freedom of expression.”
Lastly, Facebook CEO says that he, along with the other stakeholders, needs to have an open discussion about the future of social media. He adds:
“I understand that many people don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services, and we’ve historically focused on tools for more open sharing. But we’ve repeatedly shown that we can evolve to build the services that people really want, including in private messaging and stories.”