It’s been said that Facebook is developing a new “Want” button that would allow you to add products to a virtual wish list, and now we have a glimpse at what the icon could look like.
“The button has been updated since last week, so it’s definitely been worked on,” Waddington said. “This shows that it’s still under active development, rather than being a ditched project.”
With a Want button, in addition to existing plug-ins such as Subscribe and the Like button, Facebook friends would likely be able to see items others in their network want to purchase.
Waddington has also found a series of new coding actions that would allow users to share product purchases, charitable donations or items purchased within Facebook games to profile pages and Timeline.
“The fact the code contains references to ‘socialcommerce’ is a sign that they’re taking it seriously,” Waddington said. “In the same way music, news and videos are shared on the site, Facebook is planning to allow users to share both Wants and Purchases, from items bought within games to donations.”
“We’re always looking for new features for the platform,” Facebook said. “However, we have nothing new to announce.”
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