Your Digital Companion

Sunday, June 12

Facebook is bringing a new feature called ‘Happening Now’

Facebook has always come up with the new ideas to uphold the social network. Currently the company is testing a real-time feature called “Happening now” which is designed to display things like adding new friends, liking and commenting activities, its an attention-grabbing feature exposing sharing activities of your friends on Facebook.

We don’t know if Facebook will implement this feature in coming days or not but this is what the company told TNW about its new testing feature:
We are currently testing a feature within the news feed that gives people the ability to see what their friends are commenting on and liking, as these actions are being taken on Facebook.
This test includes a small percentage of Facebook users, just a fraction of a percent. In the coming weeks, as we learn more from this test, we’ll keep making improvements and may expand it to more people.
‘Happening Now’ was first discovered by Amit Misra, a writer for Dazeinfo. The feature seems similar to Twitter Friend Feed though it doesn’t include status updates but it does display comments and likes from friends.
See below, the image of Amit Misra’s profile showing this new feature situated at right hand side of the News Feed on Facebook:
So, did you like the idea of Facebook testing this new feature pronounced as Happening Now? Does this idea grab your attention? Please share your views in the comment box below.