Anyone who has used Facebook for anytime at all probably has already realized that the only thing constant about Facebook is change. Nearly anything else about the social media giant is fair game to be tweaked or even dropped at will. Anyone remember the Facebook Gift Shop? Probably not as it closed down five years ago!
This week Facebook has announced another round of big changes. The company's push for to be your total one-stop-shop on the Internet just took another big step forward.
The news came out of a two-day conference with software developers in San Francisco. The biggest update is to Facebook Messenger, the social network's chatting tool. Now you will be able to send photos, animated GIFs, music and integrate with apps like ESPN and the Weather Channel.
Continuing the Messenger tweaks unveiled during Zuckerberg's keynote is his vision of Messenger as a massive communications hub, where users will do much more than just chat with others via the service. For example, other apps or websites can add a Messenger button that would let your friends know when you've made a purchase. I could see this being used perhaps with movie tickets so your friends would know which theater and showing you are attending in case they wish to join or to discuss the movie.