The New Facebook Profile Tags Will Let Users Label Their Friends

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 9, 2015
References: thenextweb & digtoknow
Facebook will reportedly be launching new profile tags that let users describe their friends, similar to those used on LinkedIn to list a potential hire's skills.

Users will be able to suggest descriptors such as "artsy," "plays guitar," "good with kids," or really anything else they can think of (including emojis) for themselves or their friends. A descriptor suggested for another user will have to be approved by the user himself before being included on his profile. Friends will be able to like profile tags in order to give them a higher ranking on the user's profile. Facebook says that these tags will add details to users' profiles that they may not have thought of themselves -- playing on the idea that sometimes our friends know us better than we know ourselves.