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Facebook bug shows users how many people viewed their posts

Helen Horton

Published 16/10/2015 | 11:09

Facebook website display on computer screen
Facebook website display on computer screen

A Facebook bug has shown some users how popular they are, by showing how many people had viewed the post.

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The feature shows up next to the 'Like' button, where you see it if you own a Page for a company, brand or personality.

However, this is not supposed to be used for personal profiles, as Facebook has no plans to show people who use Facebook purely for their personal social media interaction how many people have viewed their posts.

Other social networks including Twitter, Vine and YouTube already show view counts, and Twitter even has a detailed analytics feature that shows what people did after viewing your post.

It shows whether the person who viewed it clicked on any links, or on your profile, or on any pictures embedded in the tweet.

Facebook prefers not to do this, and instead only shows likes and comments.

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