Facebook Is Testing A New Feature Called “Threads” Similar To That Of Twitter

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Facebook is reportedly testing a feature that gives public figures on Facebook the ability to create a new post that's connected to a previous one on a related topic, similar to how Twitter Threads work.

Threading posts makes it easier for users to navigate through posts and updates that are tied together over time. For example, when new posts appear on followers' News Feeds, they will be shown as being connected to the other posts in a thread.

Facebook will be adding a "View Post Thread" button to each post on the thread, which will expand and show posts connected to the thread.

The feature was first spotted by Twitter user @MattNavarra, who shared screenshots of what it looked like. When TechCrunch reached Facebook for comment, the social giant confirmed it was testing the feature with a small group of public figures for the time being. 

In case you are not sure what a public figure is, this is a specific type of Facebook Page category aimed at high-profile individuals or anyone else who wants to establish a more public presence on facebook.

While Twitter introduced Threads because of its 240-character limit, Facebook on other hand doesn't have a character limit. Instead, the feature can be used for live updates during an event such as an ward show, football game, or for developing news.

For now, we don't know how long Facebook is going to conduct the test, or when the feature will be rolled out to the public.

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