Facebook kills off its experimental sidebar status updates

See the original posting on The Verge

In April, Facebook began testing sidebar status updates — quick, disposable messages that in some ways mimicked the carefree away messages of social networks past. But the company quietly killed off the experiment last month, Facebook tells The Verge. “We listened to feedback and learned a lot about how people want to use the sidebar to stay connected with friends,” a spokeswoman said in an email. “We decided to stop working on this feature — it’s no longer available and people’s sidebar will change back to the original experience. We appreciate everyone who tested the feature and gave us feedback.”

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