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Facebook ushers in new Timeline cards when you hover over names

Facebook now shows you friends' profile and cover photos when you hover over their names.
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<i>This post has been updated. See the note below for details.</i>

Facebook introduced a new feature Wednesday that shows your friends’ Timeline profile picture and cover photo when you hover over their name.

The new feature looks like a business card and also contains your friends’ job, a thumbnail gallery of mutual friends along with buttons for messaging and seeing how you have your friends categorized.

The new hover card replaces an older design that is much smaller and shows the same information excluding cover photos and jobs.

The change appears to apply to both Facebook users and Pages, but users who haven’t yet set up timeline still display the older design.

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Facebook usually tests new features on smaller pockets of users before unleashing them on its entire base of 900 million users, so it’s unclear if this is a test or has been fully implemented.

[Updated, 11:05 a.m. June 21, : Facebook confirmed the new feature is not a test.]

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