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Facebook Enhances Status Updates

By Chris Neiger - Apr 10, 2013 at 7:21PM

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Facebook users will be able to show exactly what they're watching, reading, or listening to in their status updates – with links to specific Facebook pages in the post.

According to its website, Facebook (FB 1.07%) is rolling out new enhancements to its status update feature.

Facebook said in an online statement that, "Starting this week, people can express what they're watching, reading, listening to, eating, drinking or how they're feeling in status updates." Facebook gave an example of users who designate which movie they're watching in the status update will then have the movie posted to the movie section of their timeline, and the movie's Facebook page will appear in the status update.

To clarify any privacy concerns Facebook said, "These updates, and the stories added to your timeline, respect the privacy settings you choose for your post."

The new feature will become available to additional U.S. users over the coming weeks.

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