Another Facebook surprise! Facebook has announced the launch of a new app that nobody has ever thought of before. “Forecast” is the new Facebook app, not like all other the apps and features Facebook has previously rolled out.
Today, the NPE team from Facebook is announcing an invite-only beta for Forecast, a community centered around crowdsourced predictions. A platform for predictions and forecasting everything. Interesting, isn’t it?
Keep up with me to know what exactly the new Forecast app is and what is the purpose if its emergence.
What is Forecast, by the way?
As Facebook has officially explained itself:
“Forecast is a place to ask questions and use in-app points to make predictions about the future. All questions are submitted by the community and then moderated for clarity, using Forecast’s moderation guidelines and Facebook’s Community Standards.”
So, we can assume that Forecast is a place for debates and opinions. People can guess what comes next. The questions in Forecast, first need to be approved by the moderators and then will be shown to users.
Since the app is still in its Beta mode, it will be limited to users in the US and Canada for now.
What can we do on Forecast?
We are all humans, and our nature makes us very curious creatures. People are increasingly searching for information to help them understand what the world might look like tomorrow, next month, and beyond. Forecast is there to help us with this need. With Forecast we can:
- Ask questions on the topics you care about
- make predictions about the future
- Learn from the community of forecasters
- Share knowledge, and encourage discussion among peers
How to join Forecast?
As mentioned previously, Forecast is now being tested and is now globally rolled out. But you can be one of the users to test the app now if you are excited.
All you have to do is to join the waitlist by requesting access to Forecast Beta Testers Facebook group and the try to download the app.