In what could prove to be a stealth move to compete with the likes of LinkedIn, Facebook has added a fully discoverable “professional skills” option to its user profiles.
The subtle change, discovered by a blog called Sociobits.org, looks to have been quietly rolled out some time last week. Facebook did not immediately respond to our request for clarification.
The new category appears as an option in a Facebook profile’s About section under the heading of Work and Education. A simple click on the edit button near the heading reveals the new category that automatically offers links to pages focused on the skills the user has entered.