There’s no stopping Facebook when it comes to establishing an emotional-connect with people. Facebook has come out one step ahead to make sure you don’t miss out on celebrating important occasions such as your friends’ weddings or engagements.
A special events feature showcasing important and significant information pertaining to your friends’ lives will be rolled out to all Facebook users on Thursday. The feature highlights events starting with weddings and engagements alongside where you normally view information about friends’ birthdays.
“Facebook has become a unique way people share and congratulate friends around exciting life events such as engagements and weddings or the arrival of a child,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying very recently. Facebook has come out with an announcement relating to rolling the feature out saying, “to make it easier to keep up with these momentous occasions and to ensure you can share in your friends’ joy.”
The feature will display new wedding and engagement announcements. Once the couple has made an announcement that they are engaged or are going to get married, a notification will appear for two days even if you don’t engage with them.
The feature is quite similar to the notification of birthdays on Facebook. Clicking on the notification will allow you to post your compliments on your friend or friends’ walls as well as allowing you to see your friendship with that person over time. Also, you will see an “Add Friend” button for the other person if you’re friends with only the groom/bride.
However, new events will not be added to the new calendar view that Facebook rolled out earlier this week.
Share with us your opinions about the new feature. Would you like to get these announcements on your Facebook home page?