Responding to Status Updates
Facebook is a social network, which means you can interact socially with the status updates your friends make. You can tell your friend you “like” a given post, you can comment on a post, and you can even share a post with other friends.
Like an Update
When you “like” a friend’s status update, you give it a virtual “thumbs up.” It’s like voting on a post; when you view a status update, you see the number of “likes” that post has received.
- Click Like underneath the status update.
Other people who have liked this status update are listed under the post.
Comment on an Update
Sometimes you want to comment on a given post, to share your thoughts about the post with your friend. You do this by leaving a public comment, which can then be seen by others viewing the original post.
- Although you can click the Comment link below the post, in most cases that isn’t necessary. (You only need to click Comment if the Write a Comment box is not visible beneath the post.)
- Type your comment into the Write a Comment box and press Enter.
Comments made by other users appear underneath the original post.
Share an Update
Occasionally, you’ll find a status update that is interesting or intriguing enough you want to share it with all of your friends. You do this via Facebook’s Share feature.
Click Share underneath the original post to display the Share This Status panel.
- Click the Share button to display the list of options, and then select On Your Own Timeline to share it with your entire friends list. (This option is probably selected by default.)
- Enter any comments you might have on this post into the Write Something area.
If you’re sharing a text update, click the Share Status button. If you’re sharing a photo, click the Share Photo button. If you’re sharing a link to another web page, click the Share Link button.