Facebook was invented to make sharing information with your friends easier and better. Mobile phones were invented for pretty much the same reason. People needed an easier and better way to get in touch with each other, and mobile phones made it happen.
We pondered this for a bit, quickly realized that pondering wasn't making anything awesome happen, and then started building Facebook Mobile. We're now happy to report that Facebook Mobile has services available for every Facebook user with a phone. Here's what they are:
- Mobile Web lets you surf Facebook on your phone just like the normal website… except that it actually fits on the screen.
- Mobile Uploads lets you send photos and notes to Facebook when you're out and about. We know from experience that really cool things are likely to happen when you're not sitting in front of a computer.
- Mobile Texts lets you send and receive Facebook messages, wall posts and pokes using text messages, plus you can update your status and search profiles from your phone. Remember that time when you needed to call someone, didn't have their number, but you knew that it was on Facebook? Yeah, that was the worst. Fear no more.
The new My Mobile page has lots more information and demos of these services. It's also where we'll be introducing new mobile products in the future. You just might find that your phone is good for more than talking. Like using Facebook.
Mark Slee, a Facebook engineer, is out exploring the world, and uploading all his discoveries directly to Facebook.