Facebook has launched a brand new feature wherein you
will be able to get members of the government directly involved with your
posts. In other words, you will be able to hunt for and add the contact
information associated with the relevant government official to the Facebook
The new feature appears to be one that hopes to bring
government representatives within the reach of the populace, and will let the
latter use Facebook as an open forum to conduct discussions with the said
representatives. The feature can be deployed by individual Facebook users as
well as page owners, so we are likely to see some interesting discussion
threads pop up in the near future.
How do you use the feature?
Well, simply keep an eye out while using the compose
window. Once you start writing something in the compose window, there is a
feelings and activities section under contacting. You can use this to add an
option wherein people would be able to contact the relevant authorities from
within your posts. You can attach the
name, title, and a contact button for the relevant authority to your Facebook
This new feature is an enhancement to Facebook’s Town
Hall feature with which, the company aimed to make it easier for concerned
citizens to contact and keep in touch with different levels of bureaucrats and
elected representatives as and when the need should arise.
With this new feature though, it is easier than ever to
add in options to contact the authorities. And now, people who use the social
networking platform to speak for or against a particular policy or action, will
also be able to add in options for others to directly engage with the people
responsible for the said policy or action.
This feature makes it easier for people with common
interests to share their views with their elected representatives.