If a content that you are going to share has more than 90 days since it was published, the social network will notify you of this.
For a time now, Facebook is taking its new security and information measures seriously with its billions of users – literally. And it is not for less, especially when we are in the middle of a global pandemic and it is also a year of presidential elections in the United States. Therefore, the social network wants you to be informed of everything you see and share, the basis of a new function.
Items over 3 months
As of today, Facebook has begun rolling out a notification notice globally that will let people know when news articles they are about to share are over 90 days old. The objective of this new notification is to add more context to the publications of the social network and that the information offered is “timely and credible”.
To ensure that people have the context they need to make informed decisions about what to share on Facebook, the message will appear when you go to click the share button on an article that is more than 3 months from its publication date, although it will allow share it if you decide that this article is still relevant.
The Notification Screen
Available now, it seems that Facebook has more intentions for this notification screen than just old articles. According to the social network “in the coming months we will also test other uses of the notification screens”, such as in the articles with links that mention COVID-19.
“We are exploring the use of a similar notice that provides information on the source of the link and directs people to the COVID-19 Information Center for authorized health information,” according to the social network.