Popular technology news portal CNet recently reported that Facebook will be soon be discontinuing its Questions feature. Facebook representatives in a statement given to CNet have confirmed this decision of Facebook, so as to shift the focus to other things.
However, Facebook representatives stated that Questions feature will be still made available in Groups and Pages. Facebook Questions was officially introduced as beta on 2010 allowing users to ask multiple choice queries to Friends and contacts. The feature enabled users to start polls which could be shared among their friends and other contacts.
Facebook sources stated that Search is becoming one of the hottest topics being debated nowadays on Facebook. The report went on to mention Mark Zuckerberg’s claim that Facebook is uniquely positioned for answering any type of queries users have with its ‘Friend Mining’ technique in which specific answers for the queries could be mined from the data rich social graph.
As part of expanding its base in emerging countries like India, Facebook stated that it will offer Rs.50 worth talk time for new users joining Facebook through referrals. Facebook had also added seven new security network partners to its ‘The Anti-Virus Marketplace’.
From now on users will be able to download from Facebook, anti-virus softwares such as Avast!, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Webroot and Total Defense. Facebook users can download free anti-virus software from the ‘AV Market Place’ to their respective PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Facebook representatives have also stated that the company is testing a new looking top navigation bar which features search bar closer to the company logo. It is also now in the test phase.
The company is also testing a new Facebook Logo designed to replace the Home button for navigating towards the news feed. Hence it is very clear that Facebook is preparing to launch a new host of features soon.