Facebook To Debut ‘New Product’ June 20

Facebook alerted journalists by mail — snail mail, not email — that it will debut a new product next Thursday (June 20) at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Joanna Stern of ABC News reported on the event and scanned the invitation she received, saying that it arrived in a “clean white envelope sent via snail mail.” It read:

A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product.

As was the case with previous Facebook product announcements — such as those for Home, the revamped News Feed, and Graph Search — details were scarce.

When Facebook introduced hashtags earlier this week, it summed up the announcement by saying:

Hashtags are just the first step to help people more easily discover what others are saying about a specific topic and participate in public conversations. We’ll continue to roll out more features in the coming weeks and months, including trending hashtags and deeper insights, that help people discover more of the world’s conversations.

Something along those lines is a possibility for what will be announced next Thursday. Or it could be another mobile product, or, really, just about anything.

Readers: What do you think Facebook will reveal at its June 20 event?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Instagram Marketing

Instagram MarketingStarting October 27, learn how to gain likes and followers on one of the most popular social media platforms! In this course, you'll learn how to develop an Instagram strategy that will make your profile stand out and gain new followers, tell your brand's story through photos, and use your profile to drive your sales and business objectives. Register now!