Facebook Brings Structured Status Updates To Mobile Web

You know those status updates that say that someone is watching “Game of Thrones” or eating McDonald’s? Now users can post these updates from mobile. Sister site Inside Facebook reported Tuesday that Facebook recently allowed users on mobile web (not the native Facebook application) to post these more visual status updates.

Now when a user goes to post a status from the Facebook mobile website, a smiley face is seen on the status update prompt, similar to the one seen on desktop.

When a user taps the smiley, they are given the full menu of emoticon-enhanced status updates, showing that they’re feeling, eating, or watching something.

Here’s what it looks like when someone posts one of these structured status updates from mobile:

Readers: How often do you use structured status updates?

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