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Facebook tests ‘Things in common’ feature

28 August 2018 4

Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature called ‘Things in common’ which allows users to interact with strangers and develop long-lasting friendships that are based on common interests. The social media giants new feature will allow people with common interests to connect with each other.

A new report states that the feature called "things in common" will give users an option of connecting with other Facebook users which will not be part of their friend list. They will show them the things that they have in common with other Facebook users by filtering out comments on public posts. The common areas will be visible to the users as labels in the comment section on the social media platform.

The company states that the new tags or labels will not violate users' privacy and will only display information which is publicly available. Users will be able to view these common details when they access other users' Facebook profile page. The new feature is being tested in the US only right now.

"Knowing shared things in common helps people connect," a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement. "We're testing adding a 'things in common' label that will appear above comments from people who you're not friends with but you might have something in common with."



Facebook tests ‘Things in common’ feature
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I really appreciate this feature from FB. There are hundreds of thousands of people with similar interests as that of ours. But because we don't know each other there on the platform, we aren't "friends".

ParcyJac PaulAnderson

What's good in this all is that they aren't violating our privacy rules. Bcoz even if two people share common interests, it's not that they will really want to be closer to them and let them know more things about themselves.


Speaking about "strangers" if I send a request to an unknown user, who might not be in any of my friends' list too, I get a message asking if I know this person and only then I should send a friend request.


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