Facebook Tests Path-Like ‘Flyout Menu’ in iPhone App

By David Cohen Comment


Facebook is testing a feature on its flagship iPhone application that appears to have been inspired by fellow social network Path.

Rackspace Hosting futurist Robert Scoble shared the screenshot below with Josh Constine of TechCrunch, in which a Path-style “flyout menu” is incorporated into the Facebook iPhone app.

The options atop the current version of the iPhone app for status, photo and check in are replaced with a post button in the bottom menu. When clicked, options appear for take photo, check in, share photo and write post.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the test to TechCrunch, saying:

We are always exploring ways to improve the Facebook experience, and are currently testing small updates to the navigation.

Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this change out in its flagship mobile apps?