Billions of users use Facebook every day, and making that experience better for them is one of Facebook‘s concerns. So, every now and then we get a little improvement. The latest one promises to bring more of a “real-time” look-and-feel to our online conversations on the platform.
As Tech Insider reports, Facebook is starting to let some users see who of their friends are commenting on their posts in real time. While the actual contents of the comments may not show while people are writing them, the overall purpose is to facilitate real-time conversations and engagement.
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The new feature resembles that of chat bubbles, and we’re sure that many users will find themselves hooked on their screens while waiting for comments. Sneaky, right? Facebook has been experimenting with other updates that aim to boost engagement rates. In the recent weeks, it launched an interesting new functionality that helps users go straight to the interesting part of a live video, without having to wait. Moreover, the company enhanced the commenting suite on the platform, by adding the option to leave video comments, and not just simple text.
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— amber discko ♡ (@amberdiscko) May 27, 2016
It looks like this is a soft test for Facebook, and no official launch date has been given yet. It is expected that, once approved, the feature will be rolled out silently, just like some other recent updates.