During Facebook’s annual f8 developers conference on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg revealed his latest plans for the social network.
Facebook have teamed up with some news, music and video giants such as Netflix, Spotify, Vevo, Hulu, Rhapsody and many more. Thanks to Facebook’s new Open Graph users will be able to experience these new services which will be integrated into their profile as custom apps.
Timeline of Your Life
Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg explained the apps wouldn’t have been possible before without a re-design. Users will now be presented with updates, activities and much more through a “Timeline”.
“Timeline is the story of your life: all your stories, all your apps, and a new way to express who you are. Before today, there was really no socially acceptable way to express lightweight activity. And now there is,” said Zuckerberg. He went onto to say the new design would allow for “a completely new class of apps that wasn’t possible before.”
The Timeline feature will initially be available as a beta. It will launch with a range of different news, music and video Open Graph apps, with more apps coming in the following months. You can find out more about the Timeline here.
Share Music with your Friends
The standout service which will be intergrated into Facebook with these new changes seems to be Spotify.
Depending on privacy settings, users will be able to see what friends are listening to, “Being able to click on someone’s music is a great experience, but knowing you helped a friend discover something new and they liked your taste in music, and that you now have that in common is awesome,” he added.
Spotify which is free music service means everyone will be able to use the app on Facebook. With over 400 million playlists created in Spotify could this change the way we listen to music? One thing’s for sure, the news is bound to ruffle a few feathers in the music industry with this free service. However Spotify claim they’re users of Facebook are “more than twice as likely to pay for music.”