Not long after Facebook launched a feature that many compared to Pinterest, the site started testing something that’s more native to LinkedIn — a profile completion meter. The social network has also been asking users for their current cities.
This test was noticed by sister site Inside Facebook, which posted a screenshot of the profile completion meter. The more information someone fills out — birthday, gender, education, hometown, work history, etc. — the higher the percentage:
Naturally, Facebook is trying to get users to fill out more profile information in an effort for better advertising targeting. Inside Facebook noted that the feature doesn’t say what information the site wants you to fell out, just that a profile is incomplete.
Inside Facebook also reported that some users are being prompted to fill in their current city, if they haven’t done so already:
Readers: Have you seen Facebook ask for more information lately?