Facebook Dating entices us to join with Secret Crush feature; Facebook also wants to provide us with a way to Meet New Friends; and Overcast gives us an easy way us to share our favorite pod snippets
Taylor joins Danika this week on The Trend Report to discuss all things digital, including a few new ways Facebook is trying – and potentially succeeding – to get users to join and stay active on their platform. Facebook Dating’s new feature, Secret Crush, is every preteen’s dream, allowing us to uncover who among our friends is our secret admirer. But will users opt into Facebook Dating to reveal this info? Will we ever find out who is crushing on us!?
Facebook announces a new desktop app for Messenger, which is giving Taylor and Danika serious MSN flashbacks with a close friends section and status update features reminding us of the good ole’ days. Facebook also introduces a way to Meet New Friends, pairing users with similar interests and inviting them to start a conversation through a new messaging inbox. And finally, podcast player app Overcast introduces a feature for fans to share their favorite podcast snippets, so be sure to send your favorite Trend Report moment over to a friend.
All this and much more — thanks for listening!