If you’ve ever wished to have a social media platform dedicated to students alone, then we’ve got good news for you as Facebook has announced the arrival of Facebook Campus, a new section of the site that’s dedicated to students alone.
According to the announcement, Facebook Campus will utilize new profiles, separate from the one users already have on the main platform. To create a Campus profile, students just need to provide their college email address and graduation year. Facebook Campus will be accessible on the main platform, as a tabbed feature, much like Facebook Watch.
Facebook Campus will feature a college-only newsfeed, specific to each student’s school. Students can create Campus-only events and groups, which only people from their school can access. A real-time chat room feature, called Campus Chats, will also be available on the platform.
One stand-out feature, especially in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, is the Campus directory. The directory will allow students to search for classmates based on their major, graduation year, enrolled classes, and more.
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