Social networks, 22.09.2023, 12:00 PM
Facebook users will be able to have multiple profiles that function independently, with separate notifications, messages and privacy settings for each profile individually, announced Meta. This means that you can now be more relaxed in front of your friends and family and be someone completely different to the rest of the world.
Users will be able to create up to four additional profiles using one Facebook account. This means that you can have five profiles on Facebook, including your main profile and four additional ones that you can create.
Changing your profile will work just like on Instagram, without the need to log in or out.
Some features such as Dating, Marketplace, Professional Mode and Payments will be unavailable for additional profiles. Messenger support will be added in the coming months.
Facebook says some settings, such as who can see profile posts or who can send friend requests, will work separately for each profile.
Your primary Facebook profile will not show that you have additional personal profiles.
The main profile must be under the name you use in your everyday life. You can choose any name for your additional profiles. This can be a problem because people can misuse additional profiles, but Facebook says that additional profiles cannot be used for impersonation (including the user’s age or location). However, it is unclear how the platform will check this.
“If someone has recently or repeatedly violated our guidelines, they will not be able to create additional profiles. If someone repeatedly violates our policy using any of their additional personal profiles, appropriate action will be taken on their account and all related profiles,” the company explained in its statement.