Facebook Testing Profile Completion Meter Like LinkedIn
By on October 19th, 2012

If you haven’t completely filled all the information on Facebook, then you will soon see a profile completion percentage bar in the About tab of your profile. Facebook is testing out a new feature that asks user to provide their current city in the info section right under their profile picture, and also displays a profile completion meter.

The Facebook profile completion meter feature was first spotted by Inside Facebook, has shared the following screen shot of the profile completion meter appears:

Facebook Profile Completion Meter

The profile completion meter is placed in the top right corner of the About tab on a user’s profile page/Timeline. This new feature is similar to the profile completion percentages on LinkedIn and Google+. If the meter shows a low percentage, it indicates that you have provided very less information. That is, the more information a user provides, the larger is the percentage.

At this point of time, Facebook does not provide users with any suggestions on which areas to fill in, however, filling in basic details such as birthday, gender, religion, languages, and interests, as well as contact information such as phone numbers and address, will help you increase the profile completion meter.

However, we believe that in the future when Facebook actually releases this feature for all users, it would ask users to fill in specific details or provide guidance on what information to fill in first.

This feature is currently being tested, and there are possibilities that you may never see this feature come into existence. This only happens if Facebook isn’t satisfied with its test results. The only reason why Facebook wants its users to completely fill their profile is advertising. Every bit of user information helps Facebook to target the right audience with right set of advertisements, which basically means more money for Facebook.

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