Facebook releases a Snapchat-like app that’s only for high schoolers

Facebook is trying — once again — to make itself more appealing to teenagers. Though the company has tried and failed and tried again to win over teens the way Snapchat has, the company is now taking a new tactic in its bid to appeal to high schoolers. Yes, it's (yet another) standalone app. This one is different than Poke and Slingshot and all the rest in one important way: it was created by a teenager. 

At 19, Michael Sayman may be the youngest product manager on staff at Facebook. Despite being only two years out of high school, however, he's already a veteran app developer. 

His latest? Lifestage, Facebook's new video-centric app for iOS that connects high school students with others from their school. Rather than profile photos, the app uses a series of selfies where users can show off their "faces." Users record videos to show off what they like and dislike and who their friends, pets, boyfriends and girlfriends are.  Read more...

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