Facebook’s series of tests never fails to impress. The social network’s latest test could prove to be a game changer, as it should convince its millions of users to post status updates more frequently. As noted by TechCrunch, Facebook appears to be testing with a small group of users a new status composer that lets users share what they are doing. The new composer, which is situated underneath the standard “How are feeling, ___?” question, also has a series of nifty pre-made emoticons and activities such as feelings, eating, drinking, and etc.
For example, testers were able to post “Niners in the Super Bowl – feeling ecstatic .” When asked to comment about the new feature, Facebook had this to say: “It’s just a new way for people to visually represent what they’re doing and how they’re feeling through their Facebook posts. It will only be available to small set of people. This isn’t integrated into Graph Search. It’s just a small test to see if people are interested in sharing their actions in a more visual way.”
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