Facebook sets its sights on healthcare industry

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Following in the footsteps of tech companies like Apple and Google, Facebook has set its sights on healthcare.

The social media giant is exploring developing communities online where Facebook users could offer each other support when dealing with health issues, according to a Reuters article that cites comments from three people familiar with the matter. The sources requested anonymity because plans are still in development, according to Reuters.

In addition to the “support communities,” Facebook wants to create preventive care apps that can help people improve their lifestyles. The company has met with health industry experts and entrepreneurs to discuss the plans, according to the article.

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