Facebook has launched a new feature ” sidebar status” on its mobile application for iOS and Android , starting in Taiwan and Australia, wherein users can write an “away” message which will be accompanied with a picture icon. Also Read - Pornhub permanently banned on Instagram for violating policies
According to the Verge, the sidebar currently shows the most frequently messaged friends. Also Read - Meta’s new features will let you switch between Facebook, Instagram easily
Now, in a test that Facebook is running in Taiwan and Australia, users will see short status messages under their friends’ names. Also Read - WhatsApp plans to turn you into a sticker pack: Here’s how
The message shows up only in the sidebar, it does not appear in the newsfeed and they expire in 12 hours.