[Listening] Facebook Launches College-only Service

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Facebook has launched a new service designed to make it easier for college students to connect with others at their school. Do you want to know more?

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Where to find it

Facebook Campus is a separate area of the main Facebook app that is designed for students only. Users can create a profile in Campus that is different from their main Facebook profile. To sign up, students are required to provide their college email and the year they will ____ (one word missing). They can add additional details if desired, such as their area of study, classes and hometown.

How it works

Like the main Facebook service, Campus has a News Feed that shows content published by other users and groups. The Campus news only includes material ____ (two words missing) that user’s school. Facebook Campus also has a messaging system, called Campus Chats. It permits users to create chat rooms, based on personal interests or college groups they belong to.

Privacy

Facebook says when content is shared on Campus, only registered users of the same college community can see it. Unlike the main Facebook app, the company says Campus does not ___(one word missing) content published by groups to be seen by people off Facebook. And, information relating to groups and events on Campus is limited to only the user’s school.

Bryan Lynn wrote this story for VOA Learning English, based on reports from Facebook and content on Twitter. Hai Do was the editor.


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