Saturday, February 14, 2015

Facebook app "like" sounds

Everyone thought I was crazy when I said my Facebook app was making sounds when I "liked" something. But here's the proof. 

This is something that only happens periodically and I put it down to the Facebook trust engineers or another testing section in Facebook that rolls out massive market testing across big chunks of users. If they find this is something that works for them they'll probably roll it out further. 

But why use sounds? I found that when there was a fun little sound reward from hitting like I was liking more content. So a benefit to adding a little sound effect could be higher interaction from users which is a massive benefit for Facebook (more engagement) with only a little input from them. 

I couldn't find any other pages or sites online that mention this so it must be pretty new. 

Stay tuned and keep your ears peeled. 

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