The Social Media giant, the Facebook plans to introduce a new feature. As the company seems to experiment a lot last few years. These experiments could be the effect of latest research result, where the result suggests that mainly teenagers are ditching Facebook over other social media.
The company is testing a new “temporary profile status”, which allows the users to post ephemeral, text-only status up to 101 characters, a company spokesperson confirmed, says BuzzFeed on last Tuesday.
Speaking to BuzzFeed, a Facebook spokesperson said
We’re testing an update that lets people set a temporary status on their profile to let friends know what they’re doing or feeling in the moment. People have the option to set an expiration date for the status and choose whether or not it appears in News Feed or only on their profile.
Such self-destruct feature seems to inspire by Snapchat, which Facebook has copied on numerous occasions over the past years. However, it just on beta age, it’s not available for everyone to use just yet.
People will have the option to set an expiration date for the status and whether or not it appears in News Feed on only on their profile. And if you like to keep the status, of course, there will an option to keep it permanently.
Before, they began with user’s profile name and ‘is’, for example, “Satyan is ….. currently celebrating Tihar with his family”, which gave them a timely feel. Though, that feature was removed and
Generally, this feature can be used many different ways– such as an away message when on vacation or taking a “Facebook break”, or just a reminder for friends, etc.
One recent study, published in August, showed that Facebook could lose teen support for the first time ever as 12 to 17-year-olds shun the network in favor of Snapchat and Instagram, says Daily Mail.