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Facebook for every phone rolls out feelings for status updates

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NEW DELHI: Facebook is commencing the rollout of adding feelings to status updates on ‘Facebook for Every Phone,’ which will allow users to share what they are doing or how they are feeling in a structured and visual way.

This new feature allows one to easily add a user’s current mood, or activity to the status update right from the new smiley face icon in the composer. Share what one is listening to, reading, watching, or eating, and the post will include an icon and links to other relevant info. The feature will be working exactly the same way as it currently does on the other interfaces.

To share one’s feelings through status updates, the user just needs to click update status, click and choose feeling or what he or she is doing in the dropdown. One can choose suggestions from the drop down or type in the whole word. Once the feeling or activity has been added, finish filling in the status update and click post. If one chooses an activity that involves an authentic page — like a brand, sports team or movie—that page will appear in the status update.

 If one describes activities like watching a TV show or reading a book, the TV show or book will also appear in the related sections on the about page where one lists things one cares about. If one does not have this feature on the about page yet, the activities one shares now will appear there when the feature is available.

 This feature was earlier available only on smartphones and now it is open for all the mobile users.

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