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Facebook Now Allows You To Edit Comments

Surely there have been times you written a comment in Facebook, responding to an update, only to find that you have a typo or simply didn’t write what you wanted. Before, all you could do was delete that comment or, if you saw an error quickly, you could edit it within a few seconds after you wrote that post.

Facebook has rolled out a new update that allows users to actually edit a comment long after it has been posted. Facebook’s support page has the simple details on how to edit a comment you’ve already posted. This new feature should be available to all Facebook users in the next few days. With the new update, users will be able to edit their comments at any time, even with comments that you have previously written on other user’s status updates.

NEW Facebook Comments – No More Privacy Online

Facebook launched a new public commenting platform Tuesday evening but has not been too public about the changes. It has not release any information or explained how it works, like it has done in the past with some of the other enhancements (check-ins for example). The one exception — Dan Rose, Facebook’s VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing, spoke briefly about it at the Webtrends Engage conference in San Francisco.

These changes allows Facebook to become a prominent market leader not just on their site but on the sites of all others, by changing the way people communicate and connect. The new platform exposes the real identities to the comments people leave on sites. For some this is a great thing, for others who prefer anonymity not so much. For obvious reasons the quality of comments could improve but as more and more people become concern with privacy — exposing comments and real identities to the Interwebs could lead to less commenting or perhaps an increase in fake profiles (specifically created for external communication) on the social network or both.

Lots of questions and little answers, perhaps this is the main reason why they have not said much.