Facebook Shows Pop-Up Profile Windows In News Feed

Although no one can agree on exactly when this started showing up on Facebook, pop-up windows appear when users hover over the names of friends, pages and places in their news feeds.

Although no one can agree on exactly when this started showing up on Facebook, pop-up windows appear when users hover over the names of friends, pages and places in their news feeds.

Hovering over the name of a friend results in a pop-up window that displays mutual friends, a friends button that enables users to change which groups that friend appears in, and a subscribe box that enables them to adjust their subscribe settings for that friend.

Hovering over Facebook pages for brands brings up a pop-up window with the number of likes for the page, as well as mutual friends who like that page.

And hovering over the pages for local businesses, results in a pop-up window featuring a map, the ability to get directions to the business, and mutual friends who like the business.

Facebook has not made any sort of official announcement about this specific type of pop-up window.

This feature parallels what happens when you click on an item in the ticker: a larger pop-up window opens to the left, showing the complete posting and accompanying thread.

Users: Are you seeing pop-up windows when you mouse over people’s names in your news feed?