Facebook May Unveil Open Graph Actions Tomorrow

Facebook has scheduled a press-only event tomorrow evening, and it could focus on open graph actions.

Open graph actions are variations on Facebook’s iconic like plugin, frictionlessly and continuously sharing onto Facebook activity from third-party applications that users have okayed.

Read and listen have already become the most prevalent types of the new open-graph action applications populating Facebook news feeds — to the extent that many people have complained about the quantity or at least hidden these updates.

The company has asked developers of open graph applications to include the ability for users to opt out in order to mitigate privacy concerns and placate those who complain about the large quantity of updates the read and listen apps tend to unleash into news feeds. We hope that a crystalization of this into policy might be part of tomorrow evening’s press event.

The event may also include additional buttons along the lines of the “listen with” button that began to appear in the ticker and news feed last week.

Readers, can you wager a guess as to what the company might announce tomorrow?

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