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Facebook Eases the Friend Finding Process

Makes Profiles Easier to See with Bigger Pics

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Facebook is testing a new format for the pages you see when you are looking for you friends. Some people are able to click on the names of people with whom they are neither confirmed friends nor in a common network.

Those with access to the feature will be able to see all of the same info that’s available in the normal search results, but it will be formatted differently, making it easier to see who the person is with a larger profile picture.

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"Previously, when you saw the name of someone whose profile was not open to you, it could be a frustrating experience," notes Eric Zamore on the Facebook Blog. "You either couldn’t click on the person’s name or you only saw a small search listing with a thumbnail of a profile picture after clicking on a name. Sometimes, the picture was too small for you to recognize the person, especially if there were multiple people with the same name or if you hadn’t seen the person in a while. We’re testing this new profile view to help avoid these situations."

I don’t think many people will take issue with this kind of change, which simply makes the search process a more pleasant experience, without really giving away any more personal info. That stays the same as it was with the regular search listings.

Only your name, profile photo, networks, and list of friends are included. In fact, if you don’t even want this information to be publicly available, you can limit it in your privacy settings.

This seems like a change that will be welcome by most, and perhaps it will become the standard format in the near future. Facebook has been known to frustrate users with changes to its design. Do you take any issue with this particular change? Tell us.

Facebook Eases the Friend Finding Process
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  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Official Safety and Security

    I’m basically on FaceBook to socially market my safety and security web site but I connect with friends and family there as well. This new change is a great idea. Thanks, Chris, for sharing this update.

  • http://www.diamondonnet.com Diamonds

    Much better than before, I must agree, it was hard to know if the person you are inviting was the correct one.

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