13 November 2017
Facebook is constantly experimenting and testing out new features. One of the most recent features added to Facebook is the GIF-supported poll feature. Well, it seems like Facebook is on a roll, and isn’t just going to stop at that as rumour has it that there are two more new features in the works. The social media website may begin testing two new features; “red- envelope” and “breaking news”. "Red envelope" may be a very interesting and convenient feature and it is speculated to allow one to transfer money to others.
Well, Facebook does have something like this, the only downside is that it is only restricted to Facebook Messenger. This allowed for group payments through messenger. If this tickles your fancy, learn more about this feature in messenger. The "breaking news" feature as the name suggests, will allow publishers to draw the attention of users to the latest happenings. However, these two features haven’t yet been made official but were spotted by Matt Navarra, director of social media at the online publication The Next Web.
Sources claim that while Facebook has confirmed the breaking news feature for future testing, nothing was mentioned regarding “red envelope”. It seems like Facebook is definitely holding back from confirming anything as a Facebook representative said:
Facebook is always testing new product experiences but there's nothing specific to talk about at this time.
There’s no real way to confirm any of this at the moment as like always, some features tested by Facebook never always make it to the public. All we can do at this point of time is wait and hope for the best!