New Facebook feature adds read receipts to Groups
A magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. (AP / Joerg Koch)
Published Friday, July 13, 2012 11:41AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2012 11:45AM EDT
Social media giant Facebook has introduced a new feature to make it easier for its members to know exactly who has viewed certain posts in Groups.
On Thursday, the social media giant introduced a "read receipt" feature to allow members to see who has viewed their Facebook content.
This “read receipt” feature is designed to work only on Facebook Groups and can only be accessed by members of that group.
Thanks to this feature, Facebook users can now see which group members have viewed each post. As a result, members can stay updated on the group’s activity and know who received updates.
That information should prove useful to group members, particularly those who are organizing get-togethers, sports practices or after-school activities and need to change meeting details.
As well, users who drop a link to an interesting app or other news will now be able to tell who saw it.
Reaction to Facebook’s announcement has been mixed online. Some users have described this new feature as “creepy” Others, however, feel that it is “helpful” to know who is seeing their content on Facebook.
Facebook has yet to state if it will extend this feature to all aspects of the social network.