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Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature called Red Envelope, spotted by Matt Navarra, director of social media at the online publication The Next Web and confirmed by Tech news website Recode. The feature might let users to send money on the service.
Facebook is continuously testing new features and products to enhance the usability.
Red Envelope, a symbol of giving cash gift in south asian countries, specially in China on new year occasion and in India on traditional weddings. Basically, Facebook is bringing this feature for peer to peer payments
Matt Navarra who routinely tweets about unreleased products and features he finds in Facebook’s code or through other means, shared screenshots of the features to his Twitter account yesterday.
NEW: Facebook is testing a ‘Red Envelope' feature to send cash gifts to friends pic.twitter.com/GsADKlKjqH— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 3, 2017
Facebook is also working on new feature called “Breaking News” to tag that publishers can attach to their posts. This feature is also reported by Navarra in his another tweet.
NEW: Facebook working on a ‘Breaking News’ tag for news publishers Pages? pic.twitter.com/XnjwSzEVn3— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 3, 2017
Facebook confirmed to Recode that the breaking news tag is for a “future test,” but declined to share more details. The company was a little more vague about the red envelope feature, though did not deny it exists.
There is also a possibility that these feature never roll out.