Facebook, which helps you connect with your family and friends is now all set to improve your way of life and keep you healthy. The social network is currently developing online support communities which would bring together and connect Facebook users suffering from certain illnesses or ailments, Reports said.
The sources, which are being kept anonymous due to the ongoing nature of the developments, said that Facebook has been meeting with several medical industry experts and entrepreneurs over the last few months as it looks as if they are urging to get a clearer idea of the services it can provide.
The site has a team investigating “preventative care” applications that would help people improve their lifestyles, similar to many current activity tracking services. The Company will also be setting up a research and development unit to test new health apps, says reports.
Apple recently launched its Health Kit app, offering many of the functions of high-street fitness trackers, giving users the ability to trace their activities and calories burned.Google also launched a health initiative, called Google Health, in June, aiming to get developers to use its Android software to create new health and fitness apps.
However, for many Facebook activities, privacy may be an issue, So, in order to combat this, the social network is looking to launch its first health application quietly and under a different name meaning it may avoid any initial oppositions.