When the unfamiliar pop-up touting a new feature appeared on Robert P. Jones’ Facebook, the CEO and founder the CEO and founder of PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute) posted a screen grab to Twitter.
“Wondering what fb algorithm thinks it knows about me?” Jones mused.
The new Facebook feature? Prayer posts. The function will allow members of Facebook groups to ask for and respond to prayer requests.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Religion News Service that the social media platform is currently testing the prayer post feature.
Facebook is getting into the business of prayer: https://t.co/fjuyIc4nUf
— Yonat Shimron (@YonatShimron) April 21, 2021