Seems like Facebook is leaving no stones unturned for updating the app with the latest features, for enhancing the user experience. For instance, Facebooking could be definitely quite an interesting thing when interactions are held with a stranger, sharing common interests.
This time social media site is testing a new feature that showcases the interests users have in common with people, for instance even with the ones users aren’t connected. These include the people who might be commenting on friends’ posts or pictures, for instance.
As per the reports by CNET, the idea here remains that if the user shares something in common with a person, might be in the same public Facebook group, or even if has gone to the same college, or working for the same company, these things would that shows up alongside that person’s name.
Perhaps conscious of the current conversation around user privacy, Facebook seems to focus on the fact that only information that’s currently visible on the profile would be used. In other words, other people can view these kinds of data if it’s set to be visible by anyone or by friends of friends on a Facebook page.
This helps to connect people:
Apparently, Facebook wants to promote conversations that might not occur otherwise if the user is not acquainted with someone from the same community to which the user belongs to, or has the same interest in antique pottery, or whatever else Facebook is digging into. However, the trial run of the feature is currently limited to a select number of users in the United States.
Facebook informed CNET that, “Knowing shared things in common helps people connect. We’re testing adding a ‘things in common’ label that will appear above comments from people who you’re not friends with but you might have something in common with”.
In all probability, its still a matter of days, when the feature would roll out for everyone, but Facebook is constantly testing out new ideas and tools as it tries to keep user engagement high. All these things are mainly pertaining to the fact that the significant number of users are reportedly ditching their Facebook accounts as they look to take their social networking elsewhere or just cut it out altogether.