Facebook launches college-only space for students to connect
Facebook has launched a dedicated Facebook Campus, a college-only space designed to help students connect with fellow classmates over shared interests. To create a Campus profile, all students need is their college email and graduation year. Other information such as their major, classes, hometown and minor are optional.
"Once a Campus profile is set up, students can discover Groups and Events unique to their school, and connect with classmates who share similar interests. When content is shared on Campus, only people within Campus will see it," Facebook said in a blog post.
Facebook’s Charmaine Hung argued that the product is particularly relevant now: “With COVID-19, we see that many students aren’t returning to campus in the fall. Now, classes are being held online and students are trying to react to this new normal of what it’s like to connect to clubs and organizations that you care about, when you’re not together.”