Facebook Begins Testing Prompt When News Articles Are Shared Without Being Opened

Twitter introduced similar messaging last June for retweets


Facebook began testing a prompt that will appear when someone is about to share a news article link that they have not opened themselves.

The prompt reads, “You’re about to share this article without opening it. Sharing articles without reading them may mean missing key facts.” Users than have the options of opening the article or continuing the share process.

Twitter began testing a similar prompt in its Android application last June, encouraging users to read

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