‘Read,’ ‘Listen’ Join Ticker For Some Facebook Users

"Like" is finally welcoming some company at the Facebook verb table, being joined, for some users, by "listen" and "read."

“Like” is finally welcoming some company at the Facebook verb table, being joined, for some users, by “listen” and “read.”

Sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the ticker on some users’ (but not this particular user’s) Facebook pages is adding buttons for read or listen to posts about users’ contacts reading content or listening to music.

For content such as articles from newspapers or magazines, an icon that resembles a newspaper appears on the post, and hovering over it brings up the word read.

For music, the icon is a musical note, and hovering results in the word listen.

This test feature invokes the play and read buttons that people had expected to debut at Facebook’s f8 developer’s conference this September, but locating them in the ticker presents a new twist.

Readers, have you seen any of these buttons in your ticker or news feed? And how can Facebook improve upon these test features?