Currently we offer the option to share your question or answer with your wider Yahoo! contacts through Yahoo! Updates on the `Preview your question/answer` pages. In relation to this feature we have some good news and some bad news…
The Good News
Over the next week we’re going to be improving the visual presentation of the Updates feature and giving you easier control over what you share and where.
This is how it will look once the Yamster has finished his polishing:
With this lighter design, the change will make it easier to see whether you are currently sharing and let you update this quickly and more simply on a question-by-question or answer-by-answer basis. You can also quickly choose whether to share with everyone or your contacts only by using the arrow to the right of the tickbox.
Don’t worry about questions showing up against your wishes – if you’ve switched sharing off in the past, it will continue to be switched off. Otherwise you can choose your setting when you ask or answer for the first time after we’ve launched this version of Y! updates.
The Bad News
The bad news is that to do this work we need to switch off Updates for the next few days. This means your questions or answers won’t be shared as Updates to your Yahoo! contacts, and you will not see the Yahoo! Updates box on the Preview your Question page.
We know it’s just a small change but it is one we anticipate will simplify when and how you share your Answers knowledge… and watch this space for more developments around sharing your knowledge!
–Yahoo! Answers Team
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