Facebook Tests Another Social Sharing Icon

Facebook continues to experiment with ways to indicate to users that social content is being shared, with some users seeing a new icon that alerts them if clicking the link will lead to stories being posted on their news feeds.

Sister blog Inside Facebook reported on the latest test by Facebook, in which a small icon next to the name of social news and social video applications appears grey if sharing is disabled, and green if social sharing is enabled.

In addition, hovering over the icon brings up messages informing users whether or not social sharing is active.

According to Inside Facebook, these icons are appearing within the news feed for both desktop and mobile users, but not on users’ timelines.

Readers: Have you seen anything resembling the screenshots below from Inside Facebook in your news feeds?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and Content

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and ContentWork with the former marketing director at Conde Nast Digital to improve your search rankings, integrate social, and increase traffic to your blog! Starting November 5, Jim Hopkinson will teach you how to analyze KPIs, monetize your blog through ads, sponsorships, and affiliates, and leverage your blog toward a larger platform such as publishing, speaking, or consulting. Register now!