Earlier this year, if you were a college student who wished there was a social media platform just for students called “Facebook,” you were about a decade and a half too late.
According to the announcement, Facebook Campus will utilize new profiles, separate from the one users already have on the main platform. To create a Campus profile, students just need to provide their college email address and graduation year. Facebook Campus will be accessible on the main platform, as a tabbed feature, much like Facebook Watch.
Facebook Campus will feature a college-only newsfeed, specific to each student’s school. Students can create Campus-only events and groups, which only people from their school can access. A real-time chat room feature, called Campus Chats, will also be available on the platform.
One stand-out feature, especially in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, is the Campus directory. The directory will allow students to search for classmates based on their major, graduation year, enrolled classes, and more.
The similarities were not lost on people who remember TheFacebook.