Facebook is launching an online space for college students called Facebook Campus, which aims to help students connect with classmates. While the facility is being pushed as most campuses are being moved to partial or full-time distance education, it also marks Facebook returning to its roots, as it was initially a college-only network . Facebook Campus is running for thirty universities in the US; The tech-giant has not said anything about when it will be launched in other countries, including India.
The Facebook campus will be a dedicated section of the main Facebook app. Students must create a campus profile separate from their main Facebook profile, which will require their college emails and graduation year. Information such as student heads, classes and hometowns will be optional for students to fill.
Students will be able to discover groups and events unique to their school on Facebook campus, and connect with classmates with similar interests. The content shared on the campus will be visible only to those parts of the campus. Facebook has ensured that if you have blocked someone on Facebook, they will not be able to find you in the campus directory.
Charmaine Hung, product manager at Facebook Campus, said, “College is a time to make new friends, find people who share similar interests and discover new opportunities to connect with clubs to study groups, sports and more Huh.” “In the early days, Facebook was a college-only network, and now we are returning to our roots with Facebook Campus to help students build and sustain these relationships, even if they are from their college Be away. ”
One of the features that set up a Facebook campus separate from regular Facebook is a college-specific news feed, where students will receive updates from classmates, groups and events. Students can also form groups, plan virtual concerts, or communicate only in college and groups. What you write on the Facebook campus will be visible to people inside the campus just like you.
The Facebook campus will provide a classmate directory, and will also provide chat room facilities. With youth shifting to other social networking apps over the years, Facebook campuses can pull them back, and rebuild a community.
Universities in the US that will roll out Facebook campuses include Brown University; California Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Sarah Lawrence College, Virginia Tech, and more. The Facebook campus will be available directly to the Facebook app for the students of these colleges.