May 25, 2013 |  Posted in: Social Media

Facebook rolls out new status update features

As of this week some serious new Facebook changes have been released.

One particular one that we found amusing and wanted to share was that users can now express what they’re watching, reading, listening to, eating, drinking, and feeling with further customisation functionality on Facebook’s status update box.

You’ll know if you’ve been included in on the first round of people that can access the functionality if there is a smiley face next to the camera icon (shown above).

Clicking this reveals a new drop-down menu:

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Once you’ve decided what you’re watching, reading, listening to, eating, drinking, or feeling, you can then customise it further, as indicated on the RH side arrows.

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After this, you can proceed with writing your normal status update, as well as attaching a location, photos and friends.

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We are wondering how this feature will progress.

Will you soon be able to advertise on this menu? I’m eating “McDonalds”, costing them ‘x’ amount per click? It could even be displayed to people who don’t like the page as a way to increase reach and exposure?

It will be interesting to see how much this feature gets used. While only a few of us have this functionality at the moment, most people are wanting the feature (particularly on their smart phone).

Nevertheless, in this instance we (unfortunately) were not actually eating ice cream. How sad.

May 25, 2013 |  Posted in: Social Media