Facebook Enables Shortened Status Tags

Earlier today Facebook made a small upgrade to its status tagging system which has a major impact on the overall status update experience.

Now users can change the length of a specific tag within a status update.

All that you need to do in order to implement the new feature (pictured below) is begin typing your friend’s name and then hit the backspace button. It’s as easy as that!

While the system used to require use of the “@” symbol, as Josh Constine describes in detail, users are no longer required to actually use the symbol and can instead just type their friend’s name. Facebook will do the rest.

The tagging of a user make it easier for people who see the status to click through to your friend’s profile. More important is that your friend will now be notified that he or she was tagged in your status.

Let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments below.

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