Facebook Tests Displaying Active Comment Threads Alongside Messages

Facebook is testing an alternative to notifications for users who want to keep track of comment threads on posts.

Facebook is testing an alternative to notifications for users who want to keep track of comment threads on posts.

Josh Constine of TechCrunch shared the screenshot below from Russell Smith, in which comment threads from Facebook posts are appearing alongside chat windows from messages at the bottom of the screen in the desktop version of the social network.

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Facebook confirmed to Constine that it was testing the feature, saying:

We’ve heard from people that they would like an easier way to participate in conversations on a post while they are still in News Feed, so we are testing a new option that opens up a window when someone comments on your post, replies to your comment or tags you in a comment. You can always hide the conversation or turn off notifications from within the drop-down menu of the post.

Readers: What are your thoughts on this test by Facebook?

Image on homepage courtesy of Shutterstock Screenshot courtesy of Russell Smith via Josh Constine, TechCrunch.