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Starting this week, Facebook users in the United States can share the things they are watching, reading, listening to, eating, drinking, or feeling through status updates. Yes, you could do that before, but with his new enhancement, which adopts some of the features of places like GetGlue GetGlue: The Ultimate Entertainment Sharing App [iOS] GetGlue: The Ultimate Entertainment Sharing App [iOS] If you're an avid reader of MakeUseOf, you're likely a media nut. You thrive on it. You have wires running out of your arm - no, you actually have a WiFi signal emitting from the... Read More , you can keep your friends specifically informed on what you are up to in terms of entertainment.

The feature will only be available in the US to start with, and will be rolling out over the next week. To check if you already have it, launch Facebook and click on the status box. You should see a little smiley face next to where the location and photo buttons sit. Clicking it will open a dropdown menu filled with different types of media you can add to a status update. So if you wanted to check into a movie, for example, you would simply click “Watching” and then type the name of the movie into the box that appears below the status update area.

It’s important to note that using this feature will include a link to item in your status update, so the update becomes much more visual than a regular one. The one catch to these new status updates is that every item you add in this way will also be added to the respective section on your page. So if you link to a movie, that movie’s page will be automatically added to the movie section on your Timeline. This may annoy some users, as they are essentially Liking a page without explicitly clicking the button to do so.

Facebook is quick to point out that “these updates, and the stories added to your timeline, respect the privacy settings you choose for your post.” So, as you would expect, these will be treated like any other status update in terms of privacy.

Do you like this new update? Will you use it?

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  1. eva
    July 9, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I want these app how do I get it I have a galaxy samsung3

  2. Chelsea Roettger
    April 17, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I was wondering when I will be able to use this feature? I do not have it yet and all my friends do. Do I have to update it in some way or what?

  3. sarah
    April 16, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I did not receive this update and I live in America. Whats up with that?

  4. Emil89EC
    April 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I can't wait for the automatic toilet room visiting check in feature.

  5. Camille
    April 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Does everyone get this update, becuase mine has not updated Yet and I dont think its fair -________-

  6. Chris Marcoe
    April 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I already have a few friends who update their meals and car rides. I'm not sure ai really need to know what movie they went to. Sure, if its a great movie, update your status. But just any old thing you are watching? Naw...I really don't need to know.

    So I guess that beggars the question: Is there some way to block this? I certainly hope so...

  7. Maggie
    April 13, 2013 at 3:57 am

    How come not everyone's Facebook updates so they can use this feature?

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