Social media companies tend to add features to their apps that make the user feel even more connected to their friends rather than just the general homepage and search page, including private messages and private Stories. Here are some of my suggestions on how to integrate exclusivity onto byte:
- Direct messages. Pretty self-explanatory. Would be a very useful feature to those with no other social media.
Private teams. This would be really cool, but I think it should be implemented in a progression.
- Firstly, the byte team could set a limit or various limits pertaining to account stats in order to create a private team and avoid server congestion once the feature goes live.
- As time goes by, byte can gradually start lowering the limits to create private teams until there are none or until the limits are considered low.
- second private timeline. If this were to be implemented as a separate page on the app, you could be able to create bytes for select friends that the creator approves of seeing and vice versa. This would also largely keep the “feel” that the past betas have had, as the timeline would be presented to the user in chronological order.
The six second private timeline is my favorite on the list. What other ways of integrating exclusivity onto byte would you suggest? And of the suggestions I presented in this description, which one(s) do you like the most and the least?