US Facebook user Bijan Sabet, general partner at venture capital company Spark Capital was one of the first to notice it, with the employee tweeting a screenshot of his iPhone with a Facebook notification:
"Bijan, tell friends what's on your mind. Post an update".
Sabet posted a screenshot of the comment with just one word, "Seriously?"
A Facebook spokesperson described the feature as a "small test we're running".
Fingers crossed the extra updates don’t make it through the beta stage to general use.
The move follows a full redesign of Facebook, which has received a much more positive reaction earlier this month.