June 22, 2012
Facebook Now Allows Editing Of Your Fumble-Finger Moments
John Neumann for redOrbit.com
Have you ever fumbled a Facebook update? Ham-fingered a humorous response, or said I Love You to the wrong person´s page? Well Facebook is finally allowing a chance to correct such embarrassing typos by rolling out a new feature that should have been here from the get-go, writes Josh Constine for TechCrunch.The only social network that matters has announced that it is allowing the ability for you to go back in and reconsider that rant against your coworker or family member. The feature should be available over the next few days and is retroactive as well, allowing the ability to update that update from months ago.
However, the friend that originally received a notification about the comment will not receive another notification about the edit. For instance, if a Facebook user edits a comment made six months ago, it´s highly unlikely that anyone will notice, reports Mike Flacy for Digital Trends.
There´s no comment editing yet in Facebook´s embeddable comment widget for websites or from mobile where auto-correct waits for you to press Reply without reading your comments. Original posts are still not editable, so if you have to say or spell something wrong, and we all do at some point, do it from your desktop, writes Shane McGlaun for SlashGear.
The past is not completely excised however as Facebook includes a new “Edited” link between the time of the post and the “Like” link on the comment. When clicking the ”Edited” link, a pop-up window will appear that lists all changes to the comment. Still, it is better than nothing.
All-in-all, this is not an earth-shattering addition, merely an updating that most users would appreciate, just like the emoticon menu it added to Chat yesterday, it makes Facebook more user friendly.
Facebook also added a collection of emoticons to the chat interface. Available in the bottom right corner of the chat window, Facebook users can choose from twenty-one different icons such as smiley faces or the familiar Facebook thumbs up.
The emoticons will only appear in graphical form on the web version of the site. If a Facebook user sends an emoticon to a friend that´s using a mobile device, they will see the text version of the emoticon.