Are you familiar with the term "French exit" or the "Irish goodbye" or even the "Dutch leave"? No matter which European country you use, it means leaving without announcing your departure. Now Facebook is trying to crack down on a similar type of behavior.
If you like to "ghost" out of parties or at least leave your options open, you won't like this new Facebook feature. Everyone who sends out an event invitation will know whether their friends looked at it and ignored it. Too bad the rumored "Dislike" button probably won't be literal.
"We’re piloting the ability for private event hosts and guests to know whether their friends they invited have seen the event," Facebook told the Daily Dot. It's just like Facebook Messenger telling you whether someone has seen your message. If you'd like to keep Facebook from knowing when you've seen a message, click here for some apps to block that function.
Some think this new Facebook feature is part of a trend that could lead to "read receipts" for things like friend requests, which would really be awkward. What do you think of this move by the social media giant? Is this infringing on your online privacy too much, or not a big deal? Let us know in the comments below.