Facebook added professional skills section in the last quarter of 2013 and it was a good feature for professionals to flaunt their skills and get some freelance projects or social validation. It was feature through which you can display your professional skills on your profile.
Today, Facebook displays a notice on opening my profile, where they say “Professional Skills Are Going Away Soon” and gives us two choices to either Dismiss or Learn More.
Which means, Facebook removing Professional skills section silently from our Profiles.
On clicking, Learn More we get to see a full write up like in the below screenshot:
On the Edit Profile page, we are still able to edit our Professional Skills section while there’s notice above the section that says “Professional skills that you’ve added to your profile will be removed from Facebook on 5 November. You can edit and review your skills at any time before they’re nolonger available.“
- Facebook removing Professional Skills feature on 5 November, 2020.
What’s the reason behind Facebook removing Professional Skills Feature??
I tried to figure out the reason behind Facebook removing professional skills feature there’s no proper news related to it. On twitter, I found only one person who tweeted about this
What a Professional Do?
Well, this feature was just to show off your professional skills on the Facebook profile. However, if you want to get some work according to your profession or you’re a freelancer then there are a lot of websites like Fiverr, Toptal, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour etc.
If you get any reason behind removing this feature or any official statements let me know in comments below.