Facebook launches Facebook Campus to help students connect with classmates
Facebook launched Facebook Campus, a college-only space designed to help students connect with fellow classmates over shared interests.
This year, students across the country are facing new challenges as some campuses shift to partial or full-time remote learning, so it’s more important than ever to find a way to stay connected to college life.
Facebook is working on “Campus”, a new space exclusive for college students— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 9, 2020
There will be Groups, Events, etc for “Campus” spaces pic.twitter.com/cfEwubLxTt
In the early days, Facebook was a college-only network, and now they are returning to their roots with Facebook Campus to help students make and maintain these relationships, even if students are away from their college.
This feature has currently been rolled out only in a few colleges of US.
Key Features of FB Campus are as follows:
- Campus-only News Feed: Campus is a college email-verified space designed for students to get updates from classmates, groups and events in a college-specific feed. Students can create study groups, plan virtual concerts or ask for advice with college-only Groups and Events.
- Campus directory: College is about finding your people, so we created a classmates directory to make it easy to find and meet new people. Like in the early days when Facebook was a college-only network, students can find classmates by class, major, year and more.
- New ways to chat: Campus Chats are real-time chat rooms. Students can create chat rooms for their dorm, clubs or any other groups they’re part of within Campus.