The popup asks users to read the article they want to share. As reported by The Verge, a Facebook spokesperson announced that the test is currently being rolled out at 6% of the time Android Users all over the world.
Starting today, we’re testing a way to encourage the informed exchange of news articles. If you want to share a message then… https://t.co/3BNB5hlJ2T
– Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) 1620669831000
Facebook announced this feature on Twitter. The company tweeted, “Starting today, we’re testing a way to encourage informed sharing of news articles. If you share a link to news articles that isn’t open, you’ll see a prompt asking you to open it before you read it share it with others. ”
Facebook also said this popup will help people be better informed about the articles they are sharing. This feature also helps fight the spread of misinformation on the platform.
This popup feature from Facebook is similar to that introduced by Twitter last year. On Twitter, if it is in malicious language, users see a prompt that appears in certain situations and gives users an opportunity to revise their answer before it is posted.
It was recently reported that Facebook is working on a vaccine finder tool for India. The report found that Facebook is working with the Indian government to provide a vaccine finder tool for its mobile app. The tool helps people identify nearby places to be vaccinated. It is also said that the vaccine finder tool will be available in 17 languages.