Facebook, from now on, allows users to have only one profile linked to their accounts on the platform. But that may change in the future, as the Meta-owned social media platform has started testing a new feature that will allow users to have up to five profiles linked to a single account. Also Read – WhatsApp increases message deletion time for beta users on Apple and Android phones
The company, according to reports, will allow certain Facebook users to create up to four additional profiles that will be linked to their original accounts. The idea is that Facebook users will be able to use these additional profiles for different purposes, such as one for colleagues and colleagues, one for friends and family, and one for exploring their interests and interacting with influencers. Also Read – How to send any emoji as a message reaction on WhatsApp: A step-by-step guide
The product change would “help people customize their experience based on their interests and relationships,” such as posting different types of content aimed at family rather than friends,” Meta said in a statement. Also Read – How to Change Language Settings on Instagram: A Step-by-Step Guide
All of these profiles will remain under the umbrella of their Facebook accounts, which will remain unchanged, but users will be able to easily switch between these profiles.
But things are not that simple. Facebook users who use this feature to create separate profiles will have to follow certain rules. The general operating rules will remain the same for all profiles. However, if one of a user’s profiles is subject to a policy violation, it will affect the entire account. For example, if a user’s profile violates the Facebook Community Guidelines and the company decides to suspend the profile for a day, not only the profile, but the entire account will be suspended for the specified period.
In addition to this, Facebook said that users who create additional profiles won’t need to use their real identities in their display names as long as the alternate display name doesn’t violate Facebook policies. company and does not include special characters and numbers.
Regarding availability, Facebook said this feature is still in testing and is available to select users without specifying the geography or criteria it used to roll out this feature.
It should be noted that the feature comes at a time when the company is experiencing a decline in its active user base and still faces competition from platforms such as TikTok and its own, Instagram.
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