Facebook Testing Greetings Feature to Give Poke a New Lease of Life: Report | Techno Rhyno

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Facebook will soon roll out new ways to allow friends to ‘greet’ each other in an effort to boost engagement on the platform. In addition to the current ‘Poke’ option, users will be able to send to their friends a wink, high-five, hug or wave. The new Facebook feature has been released to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Poke, and is presently being tested in Britain, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Columbia, and France, says a report in The Nation.

Under the ‘Hello’ button on your friend’s profile, the new options can be seen by just long-pressing the button. On desktops, users need to hover the cursor over the ‘Hello’ button to get the new ‘greeting’ alternatives. These work in a similar way the ‘Reactions’ on a photo or status work, and the new greetings also have an undo button for an accidental send. To recall, Facebook introduced the ‘Hello’ button in June and placed it at the top of users’ profiles.

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