A user has sent us a screenshot of what appears to be Facebook’s internal dashboard that enables employees to see the beta version of the site. However this may be part of a broader testing with select users who are selected to be part of a “beta” group. We’ve previously written about Facebook’s solicitation of users for testing the Facebook questions product. Now rather than soliciting feedback on products each time around, Facebook could be testing features with a “beta” group.
We’re not quite sure whether or not this was a bug or instead someone getting lucky and being selected for a beta group of users. Considering that we are also able to see the release date of the site (as pictured below), I have a feeling that this was a glitch on Facebook’s end, not an actual feature. Then again, any beta tester of Microsoft products has access to similar version details. I’ve reached out to Facebook for more information and will update the post when I hear back!