Mark Zuckerberg has disclosed that he might add a devoted section to Facebook for “high-quality news,” maybe by the end of 2019. The tab might reportedly be free for consumers, although Facebook may pay publishers whose articles are featured. Zuckerberg claimed about the idea in a chat with Mathias Döpfner (Axel Springer CEO), as fraction of his objective in 2019 to hold talks about the technology’s future in community.
“It is essential to me that we assist users find solutions and get trustworthy news that assist journalists all over the globe do their essential work,” Zuckerberg claimed to the media in an interview. He claimed to Döpfner that Facebook can “possibly have a direct association with publishers to make certain that their material is accessible, if it is actually high-quality material.” On the other hand, it is not obvious whether Facebook might pay publishers squarely or provide a larger piece of ad income.
The timing of remarks by Zuckerberg is noteworthy, considering last week’s launch of Apple’s magazine and news subscription service. His plan appears to be a ploy for the attention of consumers who love to stay familiar with what is going on all over the globe.
On a related note, Facebook is saying goodbye to its series of apps for Windows Phone, comprising Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook. A spokesperson of Microsoft verified to the media that Facebook will conclude its support on Windows Mobile for its apps beginning April 30, 2019. Windows Phone consumers will then have to resort to using Instagram or Facebook through browser on their phone.
The upcoming elimination was first seen on Instagram, as claimed by Windows Central. Windows Phone consumers on Reddit claimed that they got a notification claiming that Instagram might remove its app soon. Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger are all amongst the leading free apps in the Microsoft Store.