Facebook, the social media giant wants people to start viewing the news on their application, to compete with Twitter and Instagram’s Trending tag feature. The worlds largest social network is presenting its new Instant Article feature to bring the big headlines to more people. This will make it much easier to read news stories within the app instead of surfing the Web to find out the full details of the story. To put it into terms everyone can understand, Facebook is trying to become your new “mobile newsstand”.
Personally I think this is a smart decision by Facebook. Many other social media networks have also started to put the news on their networks. Twitter started a new option for users called “Moments” which basically contains all the big news stories that are happening in the world. It would make sense for Facebook to jump on the news delivering bandwagon because it can attract people to their network.
This could be a great opportunity for Facebook to attract more people solely because it can allow people to find certain topics or events quickly and easily. In order for this to work in Facebook’s favor they need to report a wide variety of news subjects. They need to have news that would interest all the different types of Facebook users. They need to have news that relates to teens, parents, sports people, music lovers, food lovers, etc. I have no doubt that Facebook will pull this off and they will definitely get more people to join their network. I mean they are the biggest social network for a reason. Their recent addition of the “dislike” button, and renovations of the profile, along with this new Instant Article feature will push them ahead of the competition.