Facebook takes on Twitter with status @replies

Facebook has moved itself in to serious Twitter territory by adding the ability to @ reply your friends in status updates.The new feature has been rol

The new feature has been rolled out gradually over the past few weeks, but is now officially available to all Facebook users.

When writing a status you want to tag a friend in, you'll simply need to write the @ symbol followed by the person's name.

A drop down menu of all your friends will then appear as you type, so you can just click the person you want. Once published, the @ sign will disappear, and the name will become a link to the person's profile.

The person mentioned will also get a notification, and a copy of the status on their wall.

So what do you think to the new feature? It's currently getting mixed reactions in the Stuff office – let us know your thoughts below.