The Facebook team is continuously engaged in implementing new features and tools and the latest one is an Instagram style Collections feature. It’s intended for making it easier to rifle through your saved posts and find the ones you really wish to revisit.
With the Facebook Collections feature, you can save posts from your feed to an ever-expanding list that you can retrieve later. In addition to this, you’re also able to organize the saved posts into folders for an easy retrieval.
The new feature is very similar to Instagram Collections. Once you choose to save a post from the three-dot menu, you’ll be presented with an on-screen prompt to organize it into a Collection. What’s more, you can create and view Collections in the Saved Items list as well.
Facebook is testing an Instagram style Collections feature that may come handy for those who like to read posts and watch videos later. It may also be useful for folks who interact with several groups and shop through the social media network. The blue platform has already a browser extension that allows you to save web pages for offline viewing, so the ability to organize such items will certainly be appreciated by many users.
The Instagram style Collections feature is only available for a limited number of users for now. There’s no word yet on whether Facebook is planning to roll out it globally or not.
Hot on the heels of its new tool to find if you’re following propaganda pages, Facebook is back with its yet another new features. Apart from Instagram style Collections feature, the company is also testing a feature to help you find people to play games with.
Some FB users have reported seeing a new icon dubbed Find Players in the section that used to compose status and posts. Once you tap on the icon, you’ll be prompted to give your team a name, a hashtag, a description, and a photo.
The biggest benefit of this tool is that it enables individuals to organize their games for titles, which don’t essentially need multiple players. The first game that comes to mind is Pokémon Go of which the exploration and catching aspect isn’t quite collaborative.
Another tool that the social media tycoon is experimenting is a shortcut to tag friends in comments. Right now, if you want to mention someone in your comments, you need to type @ followed by the person’s name.
However, the hidden ‘Mention a friend’ button that’s buried deeply within the site provides a new way to tag friends in comments. Once you click on this button, you’ll see your friends list which you can scroll through. Tags appear wherever your cursor is or at the end of the post.
This feature can be a life-saver in situations when you need to tag someone in a comment but their name momentarily escapes you. Facebook is already letting you tag friends in your status and posts.
The functionality to tag friends in comments can only be found by doing some pretty heavy tweaking to the site’s code. It’s not clear whether the social media platform is actually planning to launch the feature worldwide or this is just a remnant of an earlier test that Facebook forgot to remove.
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