by Davis Snedeker

Facebook is Testing 3 New Features: Reviews on Scale 1-10, Comment Upvotes and Downvotes, Timestamp Removal

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Facebook is at it… AGAIN, more updates, for the 3rd time in the last 30 days. I didn’t want you to go into the weekend without first knowing about these three big features Facebook is currently testing:

Review and Recommendations on Scale 1-10

As you know, we’ve discussed Facebook’s recent announcement that they are merging Reviews and Recommendations. Over the last few weeks, we saw this roll out on most service pages. When it first rolled out, the rating scale was 1-5. As of last night, we are now seeing this scale expand to 1-10. This has not rolled out to all pages, but it’s showing up on more and more as the day progresses.

Here’s what it looks like:

Comment Upvotes and Downvotes

Additionally, Facebook is testing upvotes and downvotes on comments. This in an effort to support thoughtful comments and discourage off-topic and/or rude comments. This feature pushes engaging and informative comments to the top of the comment thread and moves down ones that include inappropriate language or profanity.

Here’s what this new feature looks like:

Removal of Timestamps in Notifications

Facebook is also testing the removal of timestamps from notifications. I did a Google search and found zero written about this yet, so it’s likely this is a brand new test that’s rolling out today.  It seems to be in an effort to provide simpler, less distracting, updates about your friends and customers. And obviously, to keep you on the platform and scrolling longer since you don’t know how recent the comments/updates are.

Here’s a look at it:

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