Facebook’s Testing “Topics” to Allow Users to Converse around a Specific Theme

Facebook’s Testing “Topics” to Allow Users to Converse around a Specific Theme

Facebook is reportedly testing out a new feature that allows users to have a conversation on subjects and themes of their choice. So, if you happen to take this test online, you’ll be served with an option to add topics to your Facebook post as shown below.

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On clicking on the topics, you’ll be able to select from a list of available topics that aren’t as empty as shown in the pic below.

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Confirming the latest development, Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying,

People have told us they’d like more options on Facebook to see and have conversations about specific topics they’re interested in. So we’re testing giving people the option to choose a topic tag for the type of post you’re sharing.

High on a user’s “post” privacy matters, topics will be limited to the audience with whom the user has allowed access in the settings tab. Similar to hashtags, Topics will enable users to share their news feed without affecting the prioritization settings of any kind, including impacting publisher’s content, pages and advertisers. As of now, the new feature enables users to search among their previous or present conversations, which is what Facebook’s trying to achieve through the induction of this new feature.

Based on customer feedback, Facebook will improve upon the feature in upcoming months.

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