Facebook allows multiple profiles


WEB DESK: Facebook is simplifying user customisation by introducing the option to create multiple personal profiles. Whether you’re a new user or a long-time member, the feature allows you to separate your personal and professional relationships or tailor profiles to specific communities and friends.

While Facebook already offers audience controls, the introduction of multiple personal profiles comes as a response to user feedback. It aims to provide clearer organisation of friends, groups, and interests, making it easier for users to engage with the most relevant audience. Inspired by the success of separate interest-based accounts on Instagram, Facebook is now rolling out this feature globally.

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Here’s how it works:

  1. You can create up to four additional personal profiles, each with a unique name and @username.
  2. Each profile connects with chosen people or communities, curating a unique Feed with relevant content and shared interests.
  3. Switching between profiles is seamless, with no need for separate logins.
  4. Initially, some features like Dating, Marketplace, Professional Mode, and payments won’t be available for additional personal profiles. Messaging will be accessible within the Facebook app and on the web, with plans to expand Messenger support in the future. This option is limited to eligible adult accounts.

Regarding controls:

  1. Settings for each additional personal profile start at default settings, with notifications and privacy settings separate from other profiles.
  2. Some settings, such as post visibility and friend request permissions, are managed individually for each profile.
  3. Privacy settings can be adjusted at any time.
  4. Your main Facebook profile won’t show that you have additional personal profiles.

Authenticity and responsibility remain key:

  1. Your main Facebook profile must use the name you go by in everyday life.
  2. Additional profiles can have any name but cannot impersonate others or misrepresent your identity.
  3. All profiles must adhere to Facebook’s Community Standards.

In cases of policy violations:

Individuals violating policies won’t be able to create additional profiles.

Repeated policy violations using additional personal profiles will result in actions taken on their main account and associated profiles.

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