(ETH) – According to a new report, The Social Media giant is currently testing a new feature called “prayer posts” for groups on the platform. “You may enable group members to ask for and respond to prayers in a post,” read a Facebook prompt shared last week by Robert P. Jones, founder, and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute.
According to a spokesperson for Facebook, the feature — will allow users to post prayer requests as well as click a “pray” button to inform of prayer requests — The new feature is reportedly in the testing phase.
So I just had this “Introducing Prayer Posts” pop up as a new fb feature on my profile. Anyone else seeing this? Wondering what fb algorithm thinks it knows about me? pic.twitter.com/TnP1reKDGR
— Robert P. Jones (@robertpjones) April 14, 2021
“Our mission to give people the power to build community extends to the world’s largest community: the faith community,” said Nona Jones, head of global faith partnerships for Facebook. According to Faithwire, It’s still not clear when the feature might become available more broadly.