Facebook letting users add activity to status updates
Facebook status composer adds watching, listening, reading, eating, drinking and even how a user is feeling.
Mumbai: The Facebook status composer is evolving. While you can already tell your Facebook friends "What's on your mind", the social networking giant is now letting its users in the USA tell their friends what they're doing, courtesy an update.
The new status composer lets users tell their friends what they're watching, listening to, reading, eating, drinking or even how they're feeling. However, the posts will no longer be limited to plain text: Facebook will automatically add pictures and links to your post. For instance, if you type in that you're watching Jurassic Park, the post will show the movie icon and a link to the movie's page. The movie will also be added to your Movies section on the timeline.
Facebook has stated in a post announcing the feature that these updates and the stories added to your timeline respect the privacy settings you choose for that post.
Of course, the rest of the world will have to wait for Facebook to roll the feature out. We have no idea when Indian users can expect to tell the world what they're doing via Facebook.
The status composer is definitely going to be seeing more use. Facebook recently confirmed with Mashable that it will soon be letting users in the USA update their statuses with emoticons via a new status composer. We have no idea when the new feature would be reaching this side of the planet.