Facebook on Thursday, March 24th, launched its new Questions feature. The new version of Questions tool takes the focus off public inquiries (a service already dominated by Q&A sites like Quora) and instead focuses on soliciting recommendations from friends.
The product is different from most Q&A products in that you get to ask your friends directly – so you know the people at Google will be looking at this new potential diversion from search.
When asking a question, users have an option to create a poll with restricted answers or one that allows anybody to add answers. The latter option is helpful if, for instance, they want to ask their friends for restaurant recommendations. Generally, this type of question only requires a short answer, but it’s not as though there’re a limited number of options. Friends can add their favorite restaurants to the answer list easily, and if they’ve something else to say can write it in an attached comment section.
For questions that don’t work with a poll format, this comment section becomes the answer section.
Questions will be rolled out to current testers first. But you try it here.