Facebook announce teens-only iOS app, Lifestage
Social Media Giant, Facebook has quietly released yet another social media app for teens and high-schoolers called Lifestage. The standalone iOS app is available as a free download on iPhones and only those within the ages of 21 and under, gets to enjoy what the app has to offer.
Designed by 19-year old Michael Sayman, Product Manager at Facebook; Lifestage is yet another Snapchat remniscent platform for teenagers to express and answers biographical questions with snippet videos, rather than text and share visuals of fellow users in the same school network.
The app also offers other cool stuffs youths might be interested in and while almost anybody can download the app, those about/above the age of 22 will only see their own profiles and won’t be able to communicate with others.
Earlier this month, Facebook-owned Instagram announced the release of Instagram Stories – a clone of Snapchat’s Stories feature. Lifestage also confirms the fact that Facebook sees Snapchat as a treat and is doing everything in its power to compete for the much revered youth demography.
On a final note, we can only hope that Facebook’s poor track record with standalone apps such as Poke, Slingshot, Paper and Notify, does not come back to haunt Lifestage.