How many of you know what is Facebook Notes? Chances are majority of you probably haven’t even seen this feature. Notes is basically a blogging feature built into Facebook. You can write and publish posts on Facebook and tag your friends or import them from your existing LiveJournal or Blogger page. However, it was ugly. It was ugly and bland. It made sense in the days where status updates had character limitations. But when those restrictions were removed, there wasn’t any real reason to publish a Note.
Facebook missed a big opportunity to attract bloggers. Apparently, all that is about to change now. The interface of Notes has been redesigned into a lighter, cleaner and clutter-free option.
It is very similar to Medium. But people may choose Notes over Medium if they can access it without signing in anywhere else; especially if Facebook Notes gains traction and becomes serious enough to enter the big leagues. I don’t see this happening anytime soon, not until someone popular or maybe the Facebook Support staff starts blogging regularly. This is currently available only on the website but you can view the posts written by others on mobile. Head to facebook.com/notes to write or read notes.
Facebook is constantly working to make itself a better destination of data sharing. If Notes, Trending News, Instant Articles and all its other features succeed then Facebook will definitely become everyone’s personalized newspaper as it aims to be.