Yeah, new Facebook UI have some bugs!
Facebook recently launched a bunch of enhancements that impressed most of us. The series of changes like smart lists, chat, timeline just put Facebook ahead of it’s competitors. But, there are few bugs in new interface which Facebook team might have missed.
I have already reported these to Facebook and probably they might have started working on them. but, I thought you might be interested in what are those bugs.
Smart lists allows us to merge custom lists into those created by Facebook with the help of your profile information. For Ex. previously before smart list rolled out for me, I had created a custom list of those people who graduated with me from PICT. Now, after Facebook introduced Smart lists, I have an option to merge my existing custom list, i.e. “PICT”, into the one created by Facebook, say “Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune”.
Merging custom list will move all your friends to new list and will delete custom list. So, after merge my new list is “Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune” and the older one was scrapped by Facebook.
Problem here is, the new “Smart” lists are not yet integrated with Facebook chat, the result is you cannot chat with all of your friends in that new list.
Now, after loosing a way of contact with those friends you might be thinking of restoring your existing custom list. But, Facebook haven’t gave you copy or delete rights of these smart lists yet. So, the only way of restoring a custom list is to create one and one by one add your friends in it, a tedious task!
Even complete strangers can also view partial contents on someone’s wall; like comments by that person on friend’s status updates, photos in which he is tagged in, his posts on friend’s wall etc etc. This might evade privacy, though Facebook provides an option to hide all the comment activity from wall but, this will hide it even from your friends.
Old interface allowed us to filter by “Only Status Updates”, which was indeed very useful in reducing noise in updates stream. In new interface, that option just disappeared. This might not sound like a bug but, yeah I feel most of the people will be missing that option.
Hope someone from Facebook team take a note of these. The new features like timeline look equally promising, I wonder where they are going to integrate it though.
As an “addicted” Facebook user you might have noticed some bugs or some features that need enhancements. Feel free to share ‘em here.