Facebook launches Twitter-like `reshare` feature with new `FB Paper` app

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:55

Washington: Facebook has reportedly introduced a Twitter-like feature that would allow users to share a particular post again with friends and followers.

Similar to the `retweet` feature, Facebook`s `reshare` button has been rolled out with the social networking giant`s new app that is part news feed and part news reader, dubbed `Paper.`
According to The Verge, the `reshare` button is placed at the bottom of any post inside Paper and users can tap an arrow symbol to bring up a Share dialogue and tap on `reshare` to share the post again.

The feature is similar to the `Share on your own Timeline` option on Facebook`s website and the `Share Now` option in Facebook`s mobile apps, but is different because of its one-tap simplicity and its use of the familiar retweet symbol.

Facebook has been borrowing ideas from rival Twitter for tweaking its own site like launching ` hashtag ` and ` Trending Topics` feature.

The company said that it has `no current plans` to roll out the ` reshare` feature on all platforms yet.

ANI

First Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:53

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