Facebook testing new Zomato-like rating feature to help users find places of interest

Along with a bunch of new features that Facebook teased at the F8 2018, the social media platform is reportedly also working on a new rating system.

Facebook. Reuters.

Facebook. Reuters.

According to a tweet posted by trusted tipster Matt Navarra, Facebook is working on a new scoring system, which is essentially aimed at helping users find a place of interest. The feature seems very similar to the scoring system on Zomato, which lets users rate any place they visit, and the average score helps other users decide on if they want to visit it or not.

Navarra mentions in his tweet that the rating system will be out of 10 and will be based on multiple data sources like ratings, reviews and recommendations. And not just user reviews, as is in the case of Zomato.

In the screenshots shared by Navarra, we can see the new ratings feature. Below the rating is also a line, mentioning the number of people who contributed to the average rating. And it makes plenty of sense, because it seems a bit unfair that an establish gets a rating of 9.5 when it has just been rated by a sample size of two users.

As for the pages, the scoring feature will also let them report a review if they think it is unfair.

Tech2 has reached out to Facebook to know more about the feature. A response is awaited.

As of now, there is no information about when the feature will rollout for all users.

Facebook was recently reported to be creating a new Blockchain team, the platform is also rumoured to be exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency.

What this basically means that all of the two billion global Facebook users, will be able to make payments using a virtual currency like Bitcoin, if the platform launches its own cryptocurrency.

According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) released earlier this year, the global spending on Blockchain solutions is expected to reach $2.1 billion in 2018, which is more than double of the $945 million spent in 2017.


Updated Date: May 15, 2018 12:56 PM