Facebook Launches Extended Profile

Facebook had previously announced that they would be launching an extended profile feature that limits the number of profile boxes that appear on your profile. This afternoon the new feature launched. I logged in and viewed my profile and the first thing that was displayed in the following dialog box:

Extended profile

I decided to test out the feature and it automatically hid my application boxes. On the right hand side of my profile, the applications that were checked automatically moved under my profile wall and were reduced to a simple link that said “show more profile boxes.” At the top of my profile there was text notifying me of the “Edit extended profile.” Clicking that link resulted in the following pop-up menu:

Extended Profile 2

This new feature is great for those that have a cluttered profile. For application developers though, this ability may have an adverse effect resulting in the automatic hiding of their application’s profile box across most of their users’ profiles. Do you like the new feature?