Facebook tests redesigned share flow to help users choose where to post

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By Brittany Darwell Comment

Facebook is testing a new interface for how users share items on the desktop site, which includes more prominent options for where users can post the story.

AllFacebook found that some users are seeing a new menu when they click Share beneath a post. Right away users can select whether they want to share the item on their own Timeline, on a friend’s Timeline, in a group, on a page they manage or in a private message. Previously these options were hidden under a drop-down menu on the share dialog. This could help users realize that clicking Share doesn’t have to post something to their Timeline. They can use the feature to share things more privately, such as in a message, or more publicly on a page.

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After a user chooses a placement, they will see a share dialog where they can add a comment or change their privacy settings, as before. The difference now is that the placement options are displayed clearly across the top of the window so users can easily choose a different location if they want.

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