Mark Zuckerberg has a ‘yellow’ version of Facebook on his phone with all kinds of special features that we dont have
During a live video this week, Mark Zuckerberg showcased an internal Facebook-only version of its iPhone app, as part of the introduction of Facebook’s live broadcasting feature.
The app includes several features that you can’t get on the normal iPhone app, as previously noticed by The Verge.
As he opens it, he first refers that this is the “yellow version of the Facebook app, which is our internal build.” You can see it briefly on the screen here:
Later, as he exhibits one way to start broadcasting live video, he says “you can tap on the composer at the top,” as he selects the “Whats on your mind?” button:
And, then a new type of menu with a list of content types that you can post rolls out.
Even though this interface is not on my version of the Facebook app, it has been rolled out to some people already, Facebook confirmed to The Verge.
Included in that list are buttons for posting Slideshows, GIFs, and Music, recommending some very cool new features could be coming to the mobile app soon.
According to rumours floating around, it’s been said that roughly around last summer Facebook has been building a music service, and since May 2015 it is supporting posting of GIFs. However, no specific button has been made for them. Like it was noticed in another test last summer, “Slideshow” would probably allow you to post a bunch of related pictures in slideshow format, even though it may also mention the new type of Slideshow advertising format that Facebook introduced last year for upcoming markets.
Since Facebook tests different interfaces all the time, not all of the features in the video would display in the live app warned Zuckerberg. However, it still gives an enticing look of how Facebook works and some of the things it’s thinking of to increase user engagement.