Emily Baines
April 10, 2016 9:16 pm
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This week, everyone’s favorite CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, took to Facebook to introduce users to their live-broadcasting feature, and in the process gave us a peek at the internal Facebook app, “Facebook Yellow,” which is not available to non-employees. And people are psyched.

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“You might have seen some stuff in there that we’re just playing around with and testing,” Zuckerberg says after wrapping up. Well, we definitely saw things we want!

For example, in Facebook Yellow, the “What’s on your mind?” box remains open and ready for our thoughts. When tapped, the posting box then rolls down a large, colorful list of options for what you can do, like sharing an opinion, checking in to a place, posting a photo, or starting a Live Video. The overall effect is far more pleasing — and far less confusing — than the current Facebook iOs.

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The quick glance at Facebook Yellow also revealed many new posting options, including buttons for posting slideshows and music, neither of which currently exist on Facebook. Slideshow, according to Business Insider, would presumably let users post a group of related pictures in slideshow format, although it may just be the new type of Slideshow advertising format that Facebook introduced last year for emerging markets. Meanwhile, The Verge reported in July that Facebook was speaking with music labels about some kind of “unique” streaming service — so that’s super tantalizing.

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Check out Zuckerberg’s announcement in the video above, with the demo starting around the 7-minute mark. We, frankly, cannot wait for these updates to be available to the everyday Facebook user!

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