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Share more personal content using new feature called Facebook Lists

Share more personal content using new feature called Facebook Lists

Facebook’s status update option is getting a new feature called Lists and it serves as a way to encourage Facebook users to share more personal content. Facebook Lists lets users make lists of anything they choose – New Year’s Resolutions, To Do’s, restaurants to try, travel ideas, and more.

Users can create their own lists with colored backgrounds, and decorate them with emoji. The lists are also designed with the idea that friends could copy each other’s lists to share their own opinions about the subject at hand.

The feature is not yet broadly available, as it’s a slow global rollout starting today, we understand. The addition appears as a part of the “What’s on your mind?” (status update) box as another option alongside things like Polls, Feeling/Activity, Photo/Video, Check In, GIF, and other items.

The goal with features like these is to push users to post more personal updates – like stories about their lives, what they’re up to, and what they’re thinking. These types of posts were once Facebook’s bread-and-butter, and enticed friends to log back in to see what others were saying. But over the years, Facebook’s News Feed has filled with videos, links, news, memes, updates from Facebook Pages, and, of course, ads. Facebook today is trying to solve the problem of too much non-personal content in its News Feed.

Facebook seems to be trying to deliver on its recent promise of making the a bit more personal; it wants you share more about you and less outside content. They also seem to be designed to be shared with friends, the way people often list their favorite movies/foods/whatever and ask friends to comment with their own.

In case you’re still having trouble imagining why you’d want to make a list on Facebook here’s handy idea list:

  • To-do lists
  • New Years resolutions
  • Your favorite types of tacos
  • Your favorite movies
  • 10 alternative tech news blog names
  • Top 10 friends named Napier Lopez
  • Your 17 baes
  • 7 tips for dismantling the patriarchy
  • Groceries I have to share publicly
  • Your 5 most annoying exes
  • Travel plans
  • The top 3 goodest good dogs
  • Books to read on the pooper
  • Top 3 sexiest moments
  • 10 friends you’d eat if you were stuck on a desert island together
  • A list of list ideas

Credits: https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2018/02/13/facebooks-colorful-new-feature-makes-public-lists-thing/ , https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/13/facebook-pushes-for-more-personal-updates-with-launch-of-new-lists-feature/

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Share more personal content using new feature called Facebook Lists
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Facebook’s status update option is getting a new feature called Lists and it serves as a way to encourage Facebook users to share more personal content. Facebook Lists lets users make lists of anything they choose – New Year’s Resolutions, To Do’s, restaurants to try, travel ideas, and more.
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