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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Facebook loses comment button, just hit enter


A small change on Facebook may trip you up today. Facebook has changed the way users comment on each others’ posts. Instead of hitting the now-absent submit button, commenters just have to hit the enter key to put up a post. Hit enter by accident, and you can delete your comment by clicking and “x” in the corner.

If you’d like to write something on a different line, you have to hit shift and enter — something Facebook doesn’t tell you until you’ve typed and deleted a comment.

Unsurprisingly, the reaction on Twitter has not been favorable, with a lot of people panning the change. (Let’s put it this way: it was hard to find tweets appropriate to post in the blog.)

HEY #Facebook i hate the "press enter to post your comment" featureWed Mar 16 17:30:22 via HootSuite

press enter to submit on Facebook = dumb idea. I at times write paragraphs that require spacing in between! who thinks of this crap?Wed Mar 16 17:51:39 via web

Still, some people like the tweak, which makes Facebook more like Twitter or chat clients.

I love how when you comment on a status on @Facebook you just need to hit enter to submit. #nerdyWed Mar 16 16:03:56 via Twitter for Mac

What do you think of the change? Does it bother you when Facebook makes small tweaks without announcing them?

(Post Co. Chairman and chief executive Donald E. Graham is on Facebook's board of directors, and the newspaper and many Post staffers use Facebook for marketing purposes.)

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Tags:  Social media, Digital Culture, Facebook

 
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