There is news for social media-savvy travelers. Facebook has unveiled a new feature for you to showcase your list of travel goals, letting you share your dream destinations with everyone in your list. The new feature, called ‘Lists’, lets you do more than just fill out your dreams of traveling the globe. You can post numbered lists on any topic you may choose, from movies to memes. Travel comes in the bracket too. ALSO READ: A Guide to the Most Instagrammable Locations in Los Angeles Also Read - Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Donates One Month Salary in Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic
The new Lists feature has already begun rolling out slowly. If it has come to your account, you can view the option to make a list next to the option for starting a live video. You can put out numbered or simple highlighted lists, customizable with emojis and different backgrounds and more. You can do more than just simply tell everyone where you plan to go; you could also ask for recommendations. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Facebook's Portal TV Video Chat Device Sold Out
For example, you could post a list of cafes and bistros in, say, Paris, and ask for friends and others to contribute their own additions. Users can see and react to the list based on where your post is public or limited to just friends. And they can comment their additions to the list. But here is the cool thing: others can also ‘clone’ their friends’ lists, essentially copy it or save it for themselves so that they can access it later right from their profiles. Think of this as a way of getting recommendations for places even before checking in to a destination. Also Read - Facebook-owned Instagram Now Working on Disappearing Text Messages
Facebook is hoping that the new feature will encourage people to share their travel resolutions and recommendations for all to see and also help experts and experienced folks to list their own travel hacks and favorite destinations. But like we said before, travel is just one topic. Expect lots of other lists to pop up in your feed in the near future as the feature rolls out to more users. NOW READ: More than 1 Lakh Indians Expected to Travel to South Africa in 2018
This new feature seems to be another step in Facebook’s journey away from news feeds and towards more personal and in-network posts. The hope is that this will boost interactions on Facebook on travel, from the best hotels in Hong Kong to the best street food in Singapore and the best trains to take to travel around India.