If tagging a friend was too much work in Facebook previously, well – life just got easier. Facebook has rolled out a new feature where users don’t have to use “@” to tag a friend anymore. Just start typing the first few letters of a friend’s name with the first name capitalized and if Facebook recognizes it, a drop down menu will appear. Users will need to type five or more characters of a friend’s name for the menu to appear.
In addition to making it easier to tag people, users can now shorten the names of tagged people – for example if a friend has a long surname, you can remove his/her surname from the post without untagging him/her. While it does make posts shorter, we’re not sure what the point of it is, since it’s not like Twitter where you have a 140 character limit. Log on to Facebook to try out the new changes today, and let us know what you think. At the same time, why not head over to our Ubergizmo Facebook page and Like us?