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Facebook Prodigy Michael Syman Releases Show And Tell App

By Edge Ison , Feb 25, 2017 05:58 AM EST
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Michael Sayman made some noise a few years back when he was hired by Facebook when he was still only 17 years old. Since then, he has developed a number of apps. Today, he's introducing a new one.

The product manager of Facebook has created and released Show and Tell, a new app that can make a game out of any form of visual communication particularly videos. The objective of the app or game is to act out an emotion the player has been given. The player shoots himself while doing the task and will then send the video to friends for them to guess what emotion the player was trying to portray.

Sayman clarified that Show and Tell is not an app he created as an employee of Facebook. He did it on his own which is not surprising since he has made his own apps even before he was hired to work for the company. Tech Crunch noted that according to Sayman, Facebook has no problems with this as long as his work does not compete with any of the company's products or services.

The now 20-year old Sayman mentioned that the new game is quite similar to 4 Snaps, another app he made for Facebook around three years ago. With 4 Snaps, four photos were sent out for other players to guess. With Show and Tell, videos take the driver's seat.

Sayman got his break when he was only 13 years old. At that age, he was already knowledgeable on coding which he learned by himself through Google tutorials. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who got wind of the young man's gift and hard work, invited Sayman to intern in his company and after passing the internship, he was hired as a product manager.

In August last year, Facebook released Lifestage, an app developed by Sayman. The Lifestage app first came out for iOS before being released for Android in October. The video-centric app is similar to Snapchat but is focused on high school students. People older than 21 years old are blocked from the app.

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