(UPDATE: It appears that the feature was just taken offline for a bit, and has since returned. Facebook told Inside Facebook that it is something the site is still rolling out.)
Some Facebook features are obviously more well received than others. Still, others seem like a good idea at the time, but upon “poking” into it further … not so much. On Wednesday, Facebook released the ability to reply or comment with images on profile posts. Many groaned at the thought of how this feature could be abused, but most people in my network seemed to be warming up to the idea by the next day. In fact most grumbling seemed to revolve around the fact that Facebook was still not allowing animated GIFs.
By Thursday, the feature had been extended to pages and groups. Surprisingly, as of this fourth revision of this feature review post, the feature has completely disappeared. In fact I noticed it was no longer working via the iOS Facebook app Thursday evening, but I thought it was just a hiccup. Speculation abounds. Will it return? Is it merely a glitch? We don’t know yet.
Inside Facebook has reached out to Facebook, and will update the story when the company responds.