Facebook is a fairly pervasive presence in modern media. People of all ages use it on a daily basis. It can be used to communicate with friends and family, post pictures and status updates, and follow contemporary culture. With the presence of the Facebook app, the website has become even more ingrained in daily life.
Before the Facebook app, people mainly accessed the website through their laptops. Since Facebook began as a social media website exclusively for college students, accessing it in this manner made sense. It contributed largely to the spread and popularity of the site. College students who were frequently using their laptops anyway, had a website to go to whenever they wanted. As it grew in popularity, it expanded beyond college students to high school students. Eventually, it expanded even further. Now to have a Facebook account, you need only an email address and it not required to end in .edu.
Facebook opened up to all email addresses at an interesting time. Right around the time everyone started using the social media site, smartphones also arrived on the market. With more people using Facebook, and more people using apps in general, the climate was perfect for the introduction of the Facebook app. Now, users can perform all of the functions of Facebook from their phones. The Facebook app has helped promote the website, making it a permanent fixture within the culture of social media.
The main applications of Facebook are writing posts, sending messages, and uploading pictures. All of these things can be done from the Facebook app on a smartphone. In some ways, the Facebook app streamlines the process and is easier to use than a standard web browser. For example, if you want to upload pictures, it is easy to do so directly from your phone, rather than transferring them to your computer first.
The Facebook app has also helped to expand the functions of the website. When people can check Facebook from their phone, it is more convenient and can be done from any location. Unlike the web browser version, you don’t need to be in a place where you are using your laptop to check Facebook. This makes it more of a foundation for things in addition to its regular social media purpose. For example, people are no longer using Facebook just to follow their friends and acquaintances. In recent years, celebrities and news organizations use Facebook as a means of self-promotion and story publication. If you follow any news organization on Facebook, you can see their posts instantaneously. The Facebook app provides a cross-reference opportunity as well. In addition to being able to see news stories on current events, users can instantly see public reaction through people’s likes and comments.
Like the website, the Facebook app is constantly undergoing changes. Its creators are continually updating its features and its content to make it as user-friendly as possible. As more and more people continue to use the Facebook website, the app will continue to grow in popularity. It is safe to say that the Facebook app has achieved a permanent place within the tech culture.