Recently a new update was seen on Facebook and it consisted of some sort of questions which users can use to ask. This isn’t that surprising because Facebook has been innovating so much that we have been addicted to such things. According to CNET, a Facebook representative stated that the social media company is pulling Questions in order to “focus on other things.” It will still be available for Groups and Pages.
Questions was launched back in 2010, and allows Facebook users to create a poll asking their friends and other Facebook users anything they want, same as Quora, which Questions was expected to crush when it was launched, users simply choose a pre-defined answer. While the occasional poll appears on Facebook asking some inane question, the product was never particularly popular.
Questions for general users is now thrown out but still then the product will be available to Groups and Pages, since it provides a constructive tool that’s specifically useful to those kinds of Facebook activity. In addition to that Facebook users will still have access to old Questions they’ve asked via the Activity Feed. The Questions option still currently shows up on normal user accounts, but expect it to disappear in the next couple of days.
So what’s Facebook concentrating on now? The company won’t say. Rumors abound that the social networking giant is shifting its focus onto developing a substantial search feature, something Mark Zuckerberg has discussed in the recent past, having said, “[Facebook is] pretty uniquely positioned to answer a lot of questions people have.”