Facebook working on mobile app for celebrities only
Well Mr. or Mrs. Celebrity, Facebook heard you and is working on a mobile app that is just for you! Designed to make it easier for celebrities to deal with fans, and at the same time giving celebrities a reason to choose Facebook over, say, Twitter, testing is in progress for what is being called the VIP app. And some of those celebrities are in the midst of testing it right now.
The billion dollar question is, what defines a celebrity? Whatever Facebook decides to make that determination, those using the VIP app will be able to see what everyone is saying about them and will be able to respond to fans. While Facebook has made tracking public posts easier by adding hashtags, Twitter is still the easiest for responding to conversations by using @user to reply. The VIP app is supposed to cover that gap for Facebook.
No time frame has been given as to when the VIP app will be launched. But if you're a major celebrity who shudders at the thought of sharing this planet with the rest of us, we bet you can't wait.
1. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
lol, the first paragraph cracked me up. anyway, they have time to make this BS but they wont make an app for WP8?
2. tadaa (Posts: 257; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
Yeah, and no tablet app for android as well. And their official app still sucks.
6. ahhxd717 (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Yeah, I think the Facebook development team has higher priorities than making a ridiculous VIP app.
3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
would be interesting to find out if i could somehow get on this app. i share my name with one well known book writer and a pop manager for one the most famous bands in the world. Can you guess who i am?
5. AfterShock (Posts: 2968; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
As far as I'm concerned, its already for the birds.
7. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 665; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
What is wrong with developers at Facebook? These idiots keep dining this kind of stupidity. First Facebook phone, now this.. Epic fail..