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 - How to hide likes on Instagram, Facebook if you don't want social media validation
According to the Verge, the sidebar currently shows the most frequently messaged friends. Also Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
Now, in a test that Facebook is running in Taiwan and Australia, users will see short status messages under their friends’ names. Also Read - Facebook is finally bringing 'smart glasses' in collaboration with Ray-Ban
The message shows up only in the sidebar, it does not appear in the newsfeed and they expire in 12 hours.