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Facebook will soon let you hide status updates from your Timeline

With this new feature, Facebook wants to encourage users to post and share more on the social network.

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Facebook is testing a new feature that may finally encourage users to share more via their status updates. The new feature called hide from your timeline will allow users to post status updates that will only be visible in the News Feed and not in their Timeline. Also Read - How to hide likes on Instagram, Facebook if you don't want social media validation

These posts will not vanish after sharing and one could easily find them through a search. As of now, Facebook users do get an option to hide their posts from Timeline, but it needs to be done after posting the update. With the new feature, users will get an option to do while they are posting an update.

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The Timeline on your profile is a great place to see a comprehensive history of your Facebook posts. We ve heard feedback that sometimes, you may want to share a post with friends and family via News Feed and not have that post be displayed on your Timeline. The ability to hide a post from your Timeline already exists, and today we re testing a feature that would make it even easier to control where your posts live by giving you the option to publish a post only to News Feed and not to your Timeline, a Facebook spokesperson told TheNextWeb.

Why Facebook is doing so?

A lot of users refrain from posting multiple status or share on the social network as it would clutter their Timeline. But Facebook wants to change that and encourage users to share more content. By allowing users to control what should be displayed on their timeline and what shouldn t, Facebook also aims to encourage users to post more personal updates. These updates could be anything from random thoughts to breaking news and more, without worrying about it remaining as a record on their timeline.

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As Facebook is currently testing the feature, only select users will be able to see the option on their desktop browser or on their smartphone apps. But the social media giant does plan to rollout the feature to all its users in the near future.

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  • Published Date: June 9, 2016 6:00 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 9, 2016 6:05 PM IST



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