Facebook sought to pacify page administrators who were upset that a limited percentage of users who like their pages see all of their posts with last October’s introduction of the ability for users to get notifications each time those pages posted, and it now appears that the social network is pushing the feature even more. UPDATED: Facebook told sister blog Inside Facebook this was just a test, and it has now ended, with a spokesperson saying in an email, “It was a test to help people stay up to date with pages they’re interested in. We’re no longer testing it.”
Sister blog Inside Facebook reported that when some users choose to like pages, they are seeing prompts with the get notifications option.
The popup menu reads, “Don’t miss updates from [page name],” and contains two buttons: “not now” and “get notifications.”
Users who wish to get notifications for pages they have already liked can click or mouse over the like buttons on those pages to change their notifications settings.
Readers: Do you think the potential expansion of the get notifications feature will help page admins, or will users avoid it for fear of clutter?
Screenshot courtesy of Inside Facebook.