Facebook CEOMark Zuckerberg has revealed he’s not entirely sure how much social media will evolve in the years to come.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Zuckerberg said he’d rather “talk about social media, but I don’t think we’re going to change how people communicate in the future”.
Zuckerberg said social media is “the foundation” of the internet, but he admitted that his company doesn’t have an “in-depth” understanding of how people use it.
“I don’t know,” Zuckerberg said.
“I have no idea.”
He did not elaborate further.
Facebook’s Facebook Messenger app is one of the world’s most popular mobile messaging apps, and it has grown massively over the past year.
According to Zuckerberg, Facebook is now “the most-used platform” of its kind.
Facebook is investing heavily in Messenger, hiring more than 150 new employees over the next few years.
But Facebook’s main strategy has been to make Messenger easier for people to use on mobile devices, and the company says it’s still far behind competitors like WhatsApp and Snapchat.
“We’re in the midst of a massive evolution for Messenger, but we haven’t done it in the way we need to,” Zuckerberg told The Atlantic.
“We’re working hard to make sure that we’re a better fit for the people who are using it.
We think Messenger will continue to evolve and will grow over time, but Facebook isn’t sure when that will happen.”
That’s what matters to me the most: making sure that people have a great experience when they use Messenger.