Facebook Video-Sharing Oddity: Bug, Or Test?

NoShareVideo650Some Facebook users are experiencing an unusual situation with posts from pages that contain either videos or links to videos on YouTube, where the posts in their News Feeds do not include the ability to share them, but the posts on the actual pages include two share options.

Reader Piotr Łój shared the video below, illustrating the lack of share options on posts on his News Feed (see screenshot above), but the presence of two share links on the actual page posts (see screenshot below) — one that brings up the social network’s traditional share menu, and another that brings up the HTML share popup that usually appears on sites outside of Facebook.

Łój said he has experienced this issue for more than one week, and he is unsure whether it is a bug, or if Facebook is testing a different way of allowing users to share.

Readers: Have you seen anything similar?

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