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Facebook's 'Things in Common' feature to connect people with similar interests

Facebook is testing a new feature that will help to connect people with similar interests, dubbed "Things in Common" as it attempts to enable more people on the social network to discover others who share same interests with them amongst the over 2 billion users.

It will invariably highlight things you have in common with other people through a label, which will appear on comments from people who are not your friends, but whom Facebook thinks might have something in common with you.

While the "Things in Common" feature isn't the first attempt by Facebook to connect people with similar interests, with earlier tools that tend to connect users to mentors on Facebook Groups; but this goes to show that the company cares more about what and who users interact with on the platform.

Albeit, highlighting similarities between people might result some privacy violation, even as the social network has been saddled with the issue of fake news and hoax stories.

Facebook maintains that only those information that are already publicly available will be shown in "Things in common" labels, and it will adhere to the individual's privacy settings, so ability to see people's current city won't be available if they are already hidden in their profile.

The "Things in Common" feature can't be turned off as it will be enabled by default for all users.

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Facebook's 'Things in Common' feature to connect people with similar interests


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