Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow users to post their work profiles or CVs on the platform. This new LinkedIn-like feature was spotted by web developer Jane Manchun Wong who shared screenshots of the feature with The Next Web. Facebook already allows users to post their work and education histories as part of the profile information. But the new feature would host them as a separate package, and allow users to add details like contact information, image and so on. Also Read - How to hide likes on Instagram, Facebook if you don't want social media validationAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
The new feature seems to combine all the relevant professional information into a neat package distinct from personal photo albums, status updates, and other general Facebook posts that a user may not be keen to share with a potential employer. Also Read - Facebook is finally bringing 'smart glasses' in collaboration with Ray-Ban
New! Facebook is testing a Resume / CV feature for job hunters
Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) October 15, 2017
When it comes to professional networking features, Facebook already has Workplace (earlier known as Facebook At Work) which it launched last year. That is similar to Microsoft Teams and Slack, both work communication channels. Facebook charges organizations on a “per monthly active user” basis instead of charging a flat rate per company. But the new feature it is testing indicates Facebook’s growing interest in the job networking space which is dominated by LinkedIn for now. ALSO READ: Facebook tests snooze feature to temporarily mute friends without unfollowing
The new feature is being tested with a limited set of users in the US. The new addition expands on the standard Work and Education section on the Profile Page, but won t publicly display all information. It will make them visible only to talent seekers and job hunters. “At Facebook, we re always building and testing new products and services. We re currently testing a work histories feature to continue to help people find and businesses hire for jobs on Facebook,” a spokesperson told TNW. ALSO READ: LinkedIn launches Audience Network; to soon start serving native ads to users
While the new feature might expand Facebook’s reach and give LinkedIn reasons to worry about, it’d be interesting to see if users are willingly sharing professional information on a platform that is primarily meant for friends and family. “You know if I am applying for jobs, I sure as heck are not going to link my Facebook. Not that I have anything to hide, but still,” one user tweeted.