FB launched a new iOS app Facebook Lifestage aiming video-loving adolescents. Designed by the 19-year-old Facebook product manager, Michael Sayman, This new app allows teens watch clips about their classmate lives.
Lifestage is exclusively for those who are under 21 years of age. This new video-first take app on social networking let you post a video about how you’re doing rather than a status update.
Lifestage is a kind of video diary where iOS users can answer biographical questions about themselves. Users can record a small video snippet which others can view on their profile instead of filling answers with the annoying texts.
The app promotes to check out each time when someone updates their page. It seems the designer wanted to replicate the readymade vitality of Facebook. Lifestage is a new virtual barrier to entry, the updated version of age restriction needs an appropriate .edu email address.
Users won’t be able to see their profile and communicate with any other users if they are 22 or older.
The developer hopes the local high schools can grow the app like Facebook’s earlier college-by-college approach back in 2004. The app lets users select their school. However, the user cannot find other users unless a least of 20 people from the same schools starts using it.
“Everything you post in Facebook Lifestage is always public and viewable by everyone, inside and outside your school. There is no way to limit the audience of your videos. We can’t confirm that people who claim to go to a certain school actually go to that school. All videos you upload to your profile are fully public content.” Says, iTunes store description.
It is yet to be known how exactly the app will prevent older ones from sneaking onboard. Facebook Lifestage cannot confirm the users who claim to enrol, actually are. This teens-only app restricts users to only one school and doesn’t allow to change. Lifestage also have progressive blocking and reporting features which keep unwanted visitors away.
Facebook-owned Instagram launched its very own Instagram stories back this month. The attack snap chat user base, and Facebook tried launching many apps such as Riff, Slingshot and Poke. However, the app is exclusively available on iOS now, and we have no clue about its release in Android.