Facebook for iOS now lets you find and share Web links without leaving the app

Facebook for iOS now lets you find and share Web links without leaving the app

Facebook is making it a lot easier to find and share links on your posts – if you’re an iOS user.

Now when you write a post, a link icon will appear above your keyboard that will allow you to search for and share Web links right from the Facebook app.

It’s a convenient change for mobile. While it’s easy to open up a new tab on the desktop when you’re already using a browser to access Facebook anyway, having to exit your Facebook App, open a browser and then copy and paste a link on your phone is just cumbersome.

Given its number of users, Facebook had already built up a huge index of over a trillion posts that had already been previously shared, so it used that data to build it into the new status functionality, basically creating a sort of socially sourced search engine.

Facebook says the link search is still a work and progress and that it will be refining the technology as it prepares to bring the feature both the Android app and Messenger.

Building “add a link” [Facebook |  iOS]

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