Facebook to Test a News Feed to Private Message Feature
“If it’s not clear whether users are posting to the feed or messaging privately, they might mistakenly expose a message to all of their friends when they meant it to be seen by just one person,” Tech Crunch’s Josh Constantine wrote. “Expect Facebook to use some kind of highly noticeable design flags to signify the difference. Facebook already adds a striped border to the status box when you set the privacy on a post to ‘Only Me’.”
Facebook is likely testing first with a small group of users to weigh their responses and fix any glitches that may arise, particularly privacy-related problems. What do you think about the messaging system? Will it increase Facebook usability or just create privacy confusion?