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Facebook Tests Neighborhoods Feature

Facebook is testing a new feature that will take neighborhood relationships to a different level. This feature is ‘Neighborhoods‘. Facebook, the world’s leading social media platform, allows users to communicate more with people in the surrounding areas with this feature.

The US-based social media giant Facebook has officially started testing the ‘Neighborhoods‘ feature, which has come across with different rumors in the past few months. Neighborhoods, as the name suggests, is a feature focusing on neighborhood relationships. This feature aims to strengthen neighborhood relations.

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This system is all about the local neighborhood basis in the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously, it allows users to come together with other people in the surrounding areas on Facebook. Facebook has just started testing this feature. But ‘Neighborhoods‘ is not really a new feature. Because Nextdoor has been offering a similar application for years.

Currently Tested Only in Certain Locations and With Limited Number of Users

The new feature, which has been leaking since October last year, is currently being tested only with a limited number of users in Calgary, Canada. The social media platform plans to launch the feature in the country in the near future for users in the US to test as well. The feature will be available in other regions after the USA soon.

Working Logic of This Feature

Facebook Neighborhoods will be a location-based feature by nature. In addition, it can be used if users report the region where users live to Facebook. After activating this feature, users will see content related to the region they live in on their home page. Facebook says users need to get to know their neighbors, make suggestions for the best coffee shops or locksmiths, and organize local events. However, it is known that users can create separate groups according to their interests.

The Facebook Neighborhoods feature is apparently pretty ambitious. However, we will see in the following days whether this feature will work in practice. Stay tuned for new developments. You can also find our current news here.

Yavuz Çiçek
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