Facebook is working on a new section of Messenger that will make the chat app function like Slack for students.
The platform will reportedly be called ‘High School Networks for Messenger’.
The feature isn’t live yet, so details are scarce but a report from The Next Web claims that the platform will roll out to teenagers that are currently enrolled in high school, allowing them to connect with classmates, check their grades and invite other students to the platform.
If the feature ever sees a full launch, it will be interesting to see if schools and students embrace it over existing methods of online communication such as email and other chat apps like WhatsApp or Slack.
In any case, whatever Facebook can do to attract young users is a good move for the company. A recent report claims Facebook use among teens will decline in the future, unless the company does something to bring them back.
Source: The Next Web