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Facebook is testing new ‘Hello’ button, and people already not taking it well

Remember the Poke button? It is just as annoying but it’s a wave instead.

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Like the Poke button wasn t enough, Facebook is now giving your powers to be clingier with its new Hello button. Exactly like it sounds, similar to the Poke button, the Hello button lets you get people’s attention by sending them a virtual ‘wave’. Among the 2 billion Facebook users worldwide, there are many who are able to see this feature. But it is still in the testing phase, and many haven t received the feature yet. Also Read - Facebook to pay French news publishers for using its content

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According to a screenshot shared by Mirror, who seem to have received this button, the Hello tab appears at the top of users’ profile pages, right next to where you would click to send a friend request (or ‘unfriend’ someone). Also Read - Apple AR/VR headset mass production may be delayed until end of 2022 : Report

Facebook-Hello-button

Image credit: Mirror

However, talking about the part where people aren t taking the feature too well (obviously), this Hello button is being seen to prove particularly awkward if some stranger or an ex-partner were stalking your profile. Or as some people fear, what if you send a wave when you actually open a profile to unfriend someone. ALSO READ: Twitter ranked most-preferred social media platform for B2B marketing, Instagram for image-based content: Report

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https://twitter.com/samanthanoble92/status/887029418178347010

Fortunately though, if you do happen to slip up and hit Hello when you didn’t mean to, the button does let you undo by tapping it again and hitting the ‘OK’ option that pops up. Alternatively, you could wait patiently for the recipient of your inadvertent ‘Hello’ to return your wave.

With such a wide world population being users of the platform, the pressure on the platform to keep up has to be immense. Every other week, we come across Facebook testing or rolling out some or the other new feature. Very recently, Facebook quietly rolled out a new feature that allows users to make short GIFs using the in-app camera. The GIF could be customized using several frames and filters and shared on Facebook. Earlier this year, Facebook introduced a number of Giphy-powered features to its app, followed by the release of GIF comments. ALSO READ: Google becomes the most influential brand in India, Reliance Jio, Patanjali also make it to top 10

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  • Published Date: July 19, 2017 1:25 PM IST



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