Facebook introduced a brand new feature quietly but how would it hide from the tech bloggers. The social network started testing the brand new feature that combine updates discussed or shared about similar topics in your News Feed for easy browsing. The feature was spotted today by Oliver Chiang for Forbes and later confirmed by Facebook, which revealed that the feature looks for certain phrases in the text of feed stories and later combines it into a single sotry if it finds matches. For all those users who might be turning to their Facebook pages by now, should wait and read the complete blog entry.
….the feature is being tested with a very small percentage of people
As the feature is being tested, obviously it won’t be available to all.
So what does the feature actually do? An example:
Your friend, David and Spencer, seem to be one of the die-hard lovers of ‘Linkin Park’ on Facebook. A post would appear in your News Feed that indicates that both of your friends mentioned about the Rock Band, link to their official Facebook page and the conversation as followed below.
The feature being tagged as ‘Mentioned’ is quite similar to what the share link offers. When two or more of your friends share a link, a post appears. Furthermore, the social network told the feature would not only find phrases that mention associated Facebook pages but also Wikipedia entries. The company also mentioned that it is giving thoughts to add more functionality to it after tests have been made.