Facebook Makes Post Tagging, Location and Customizing Who Sees Posts Easier

I’d heard and tweeted about the upcoming changes to Facebook Places feature, but tonight I saw it rolled out in the Status Update bar on my personal profile.

Here’s what it looks like:

When you decide to Update Status, the first icon beneath the status window let’s you choose who to tag. It says “Who are you with?”

facebook tagging








The icon directly beside it let’s you add your location — the big change to the Facebook Places concept. I find it much more Facebook-friendly.

Facebook Add Location








Finally, on the far right, it makes customizing posts toward specific friends or lists of friends much easier. This is Facebook’s improved attempt at the Google + circles idea.

Facebook CirclesYou can even edit AFTER you post, which is a nice add-on.







What do you think of the new Facebook post features? Let me know in the comments

Tags: facebook circles, facebook places, facebook tagging

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2 Responses to “Facebook Makes Post Tagging, Location and Customizing Who Sees Posts Easier”

  1. Billy Reffitt Says:

    August 28th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Pretty cool…..I suppose…..do you know when this will be rolled out to everyone? My status update bar still looks the same.

  2. socialdeviants Says:

    August 28th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t have specifics, but as is usually the case with Facebook, everyone should have the updates in their personal profile status updates within a week or two at most. I have been working with it a little, and I find it much easier to incorporate tagging and places. I am enjoying the upgrade to choosing who sees it, as well, though I was vigilant about my lists and who saw what posts before.

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