All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tests’

Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand

It appears that Facebook’s paid messaging test has crossed the pond, as users in the U.K. are reporting that they are being given the opportunity to pay upwards of £10 to send messages to some users’ inboxes. “The system of paying to message non-friends in their inbox is designed to prevent spam while acknowledging that sometimes you might want to …

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LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Status Updates [UPDATED]

UPDATE: LinkedIn is now beginning to roll out the feature out to all English-speaking users. LinkedIn is currently testing user mentions, something that other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have had for some time and that users rely on quite heavily. Simply put, user mentions in posts let the people you’re talking about know that you’re talking about them. …

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Facebook Tests Pre-Graph Search Era White Search Box

Facebook appears to be testing a new look for the search bar that more closely resembles the old white search box of old, as opposed to the box-less blue bar of the new Graph Search. Those who have been switched over to Graph Search since Facebook launched the product back in January have probably recognized that the search box at …

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Facebook Tests Quick Status-Posting Button in Blue Bar

Facebook wants you to post more statuses and more photos/videos. Earlier this month, we told you about a test the company was running that pushed a notification to mobile devices asking users to “tell friends what’s on your mind” by posting an update. Now, it looks like Facebook is looking for more ways to make sure people are still creating …

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Google Shopping Express Launches with Small Test in San Francisco

After rumors that Google was planning on launching an Amazon Prime competitor that would offer same-day delivery on a wide range of products, Google has done just that – in a small pilot test. Google Shopping Express, as it’s called, is a local delivery service that Google says they hope will help people get items that they order online on …

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Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat Bubbles on Desktop

Facebook is currently testing a new look to chat on desktop – one that looks nearly identical to the way chat appears on the Facebook Messenger app. The new design has blue and white chat bubbles, instead of the simple text that users currently see. According to AllFacebook, Facebook looks to be testing the new desktop chat for a small …

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Will Google’s Navigation Interface Look Like This Soon?

Google is testing yet another redesign of its navigation interface. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Google launched the current navigation interface, but that doesn’t mean they’re not exploring other options. Alex Chitu at Google Operating System was tipped on a new test Google is running, which includes a more visual style for accessing various Google services. He …

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Facebook Suggests You Give a Gift When a Friend Posts a Celebratory Status

Facebook is looking to further promote their new Gifts feature by giving it a more prominent placement – in the news feed. Some users have spotted a “Give a Gift” button attached to certain posts by friends – mainly when they’re sharing good news such as landing a new job. Facebook has already incorporated gifts into live events that are …

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Facebook Tests ‘Buy Tickets’ Option for Events [UPDATED]

It appears that Facebook may be dipping its toes into the tickets game – just ever so slightly. Israeli social media firm Blink first spotted a new “Buy Tickets” option appearing on some events. The button links users to a third-party website, however, so Facebook hasn’t begun to process ticket payments or anything. Although users have to leave Facebook for …

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Facebook Tests Action-Based Statuses with Emoticons for ‘Feeling,’ ‘Drinking,’ ‘Watching,’ and More

Facebook is testing a new layer to the status update that allows users to express what they’re doing with an emoticon or icon. The small test (only showing up for a minuscule percentage of users) adds a “What are you doing” box at the bottom of the status box. Upon clicking, users are given a list of “actions” that they …

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Facebook Pushes Suggested Guests Upon RSVPing

Facebook is taking a step to better promote events and to help users make events more successful. Some users have seen Facebook make an automatic suggestion for users to invite more friends to events, as soon as they RSVP to said event. Upon RSVPing, a box will pop up telling users that “events are more fun with your friends. Invite …

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Pinterest Tests New Design with Better Navigation, More Informative Pins

Pinterest, which hasn’t seen a significant redesign in quite some time, has announced that they will be testing a fresh look in the coming weeks. Pinterest says that the changes stem from user feedback. First up, Pinterest wants to makes it easier to find content across different categories on the site. The test makes navigation “faster and more intuitive,” and …

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