Facebook Still Experimenting With Turning Comments To Chats

Facebook is still experimenting with turning comments into Messenger-like chats, which is a feature that the company started testing back in December. As reported by BuzzFeed News, the Menlo Park-based social media giant recently started rolling out the experimental functionality to more users, many of which are now reporting seeing comments in chat-like bubbles. Facebook confirmed the feature is still in testing but noted that the latest rollout is still only a part of a smaller test, meaning you likely won't get to experience it for the time being.

In a statement given to BuzzFeed News, the tech giant explained that the feature was designed as a "more conversational" method of commenting, but didn't clarify on whether it already has plans to start testing the functionality in more territories. According to recent reports, the feature only affects some mobile users of Facebook. The redesign of the commenting interface is only one of the changes the company is currently testing as it continues its efforts of improving the most popular social media network on the planet. Another feature that Facebook is currently testing is displaying certain posts in pop-up windows, especially when users are already writing a comment on another post in an effort to grab their attention. The fact that the social media giant is currently experimenting with the functionalities outlined above doesn't guarantee those features will actually make their way to any stable build of Facebook. However, seeing how chat-like comments have been in the works for over three months now, it seems that the company is keen to keep working on the feature for the time being. Regardless, compared to last December, the experimental commenting interface seemingly hasn't changed much, as evidenced by the screenshots below.

Apart from tweaking and optimizing the look and performance of its.ocial media platform, Facebook has also recently been working on securing new means of acquiring and engaging users. Most of those efforts came in the form of various content deals that saw the Menlo Park-based Internet company secure exclusive content for its omnipresent social platform that's currently looking to position itself as a comprehensive video hub.

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