Facebook rolls out more descriptive hover cards


Facebook has added more context to its hover cards. Now, when you mouse over a friend’s name in chat or on News Feed or timeline, you can see more detailed information.

The format for hover cards for pages does not appear to have changed.

With this new hover card format, you can see information such as mutual friends, recent check-ins and event RSVPs. If you hover over the name of someone who is not a friend, you can see mutual friends, as well as whatever information that user has made public, such as job, birthdate or hometown.

Here’s what the hover card used to look like:


Readers: Have you noticed this?

Image courtesy of Matas Grecevičius of Socialus Marketingas.

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