Initially reported by The Next Web, the Hello is being tested only for those Facebook users based in the U.K. The new little feature is available on both mobile and desktop, and comes in the form of a waving hand.
Sure, it works on a dating app with strangers, but among friends? Only time will tell.
To be fair, screenshots of the feature suggest that it’s primarily recommended for folks that you’ve just added as a friend (so ostensibly, don’t know quite as well yet). But all the same, it’s feels a bit forced. But hey, we won’t judge. If you need an icebreaker every once in awhile, maybe this next generation Facebook poke will help you get the ball rolling on a new friendship.
Source: Digital Trends