Facebook Officially Launches Questions, A Possible Quora Killer

This afternoon Facebook announced the official release of Facebook Questions, a service which is being described as “a beta product that lets you pose questions to the Facebook community”. The answers are a mixed response of public answers as well as answers directly from your friends and their friends. Just like Quora, questions can be tagged with various topics, and then users can browse based on those topics. All questions and answers will be completely public. So when will this roll out for everyone?

Right now the product will only be launched to a beta group, however Questions will be rolled out based on how the beta test performs. There are a number of significant features within questions that are not provided by competing services (i.e. Quora). For example, users will be able to add photos to a question, create polls, and browse through questions based on categories. One other substantial feature that many Page administrators will welcome, is the ability to ask questions directly from a Facebook Page.