Facebook Finally Adds ‘Reply’ Option to Comments

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Facebook announced on Monday it is rolling out a new feature so users can reply directly to comments left on their page. Finally.

Followings months of testing, the social network aims to make navigating through conversation threads easier with the new Replies feature. This means that, instead of having to leave a response to a friend’s comment way after new ones have been added, you will be able to address each individual comment. Responses will be posted under the original comment too.

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The site is also prioritizing comments based on engagement — the most active and popular ones will surface to the top of your posts. This will be especially helpful for pages with thousands of followers.

“You and your readers will have the ability to reply directly to comments left on your Page content and start conversation threads, which will make it easier for you to interact directly with individual readers and keep relevant conversations connected,” said Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook’s journalism program manager, in an official blog post. “Also, the most active and engaging conversations among your readers will be surfaced at the top of your posts ensuring that people who visit your Page will see the best conversations.”

 

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For now, threaded replies will be automatically applied to profiles with more than 10,000 followers and opt in for brand Pages until July 10, 2013. To opt in, visit the Replies option through the Page admin panel. 

“At launch, this feature will only be available on desktop and we plan to make it available in the Graph API and mobile in the future,” Lavrusik added.

Mashable composite, Images via iStockphotocrossroadscreative, and logo courtesy of Facebook

20 Things Your Most Annoying Friends Do on Facebook

1. TMI Parents

We love your babies, really we do. We do not, however, relish vivid descriptions of their every wee wee and poopee. And we especially don’t look forward to 46 similar posts every single day.

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2. Marketing

Congratulations, you have a job! So does the majority of the rest of the 900 million people on Facebook.

We simply ask one favor: If you wish to market, create a marketing page. If you wish to lose all your friends, keep spamming them with P90X ads.

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3. Vaguebooking

Urban Dictionary defines “vaguebooking” as the following: “An intentionally vague Facebook status update that prompts friends to ask what’s going on, or is possibly a cry for help.”

See also:

  • “Wondering if it’s all worth it…”

  • “Yep, that just happened.”

  • “Karma is a bitch.”

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4. Unsolicited Check-Ins

I really don’t think anyone cares about our third trip to Dunkin’ Donuts this week. For that matter, I’d prefer if my boss didn’t learn about our weeknight rendezvous at **FREE-Tuesday-Night-Jager-Shots-With-Purchase-of-PBR-Tall-Can Tavern.**

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5. The Humblebrag

“Sometimes I wish I wasn’t 5’10” and stunningly gorgeous because then I could just walk in peace.”

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6. Vanity

MySpace may have popularized the “selfie,” but we’re pretty sure Facebook is keeping it alive and well.

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7. Song Lyrics

We’re not total squares. We appreciate a good tune now and again. But somehow, reading your ass-random song lyrics out of context doesn’t toot our trumpet, if you know what I mean.

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8. Political Rants

Does [insert politician here] reward you for being his top ultra liberal/conservative social media mouthpiece? He should.

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9. The Twitter Sync

HT @mention, @mention FWIW, Twitter is not the same as FB. #kthanksbye.

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10. Third Person

There’s a reason people on Facebook discontinued the third person status update. Because it got old. Ergo, stop doing it.

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11. The Phantom Tag

I am not in that sunset picture, but you seem to want me to be. Or you just want me to hate you.

Variation: Any post that ends with “Amirite? [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name] [Tagged name].”

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12. Creepers

It’s so refreshing to know that people subscribe to you for your intelligence and wit. Oh right, that and marriage proposals.

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13. Publicizing Private Moments

A) Full-blown conversations on Facebook between a couple that sees each other every day and may even be sitting next to each other on the couch, for all we know.

B) Posting publicly about private or sensitive matters pertaining to family, friends, legal matters, religious beliefs, health, violence or even feminine hygiene products (yes, we’ve seen it).

KITY (Keep It to Yourself).

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14. Unnecessary Name Changes

When did it become trendy to go by your middle name instead of your last name? Some of us missed the memo.

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15. Month-Long Events

Creating a month-long event? Cool. Now I have 30 days to plot my revenge.

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16. The Shared Profile

There’s no reason you and your partner should maintain separate profiles — you breathe the same air, keep the same secrets and mourn the same crippled identity, right?

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17. Someecards

A sarcastic and timely Someecard can be quite effective, we admit. But the chances of success are one slim to none.

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17. Urban Legends / Chain Letters

“Repost this Facebook status to protect your privacy!” Sound familiar?

Fake rumors like these often start as political, marketing or social campaigns, and are designed to spread awareness through fear. But really, it’s the people who blindly perpetuate these rumors who should be afraid — very afraid.

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18. The “Arm Triangle of Insecurity”

The hand-on-hip trick creates a slimming effect, also known as the “skinny arm.” It’s especially effective when paired with a bent knee and photographed from the side.

Only problem is it’s no longer a secret of the sorority pros. Now everyone knows you’re just trying to look skinny.

Image courtesy of Flickr, Greek@Duke

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19. Mundane Posts + Exercise Bragging

It’s really important that every single one of your 400 Facebook friends knows that you’re training for a 5K, that you stubbed your big toe during a recent jog, and that your runner’s diet of chia seeds is doing wonders for your digestion.

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20. Redundant Links

Pet peeve: people who don’t remove the URL once they’ve copy/pasted it into a status update. Result: ilooklikebarackobama.com on top of ilooklikebarackobama.com. Hurts my eyes.

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