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Facebook allows users to add up to 5 profiles associated with one account

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Meta Platforms Inc has revealed that its flagship social media platform Facebook is introducing a new feature that allows users to maintain up to five profiles associated with one account. So far, Facebook has only allowed users to maintain one profile associated with their account on the platform; but that’s going to change.

Facebook lets users create up to five profiles: how does it work?

According to the company, Facebook users can create four additional profiles associated with their accounts. This is in addition to the pre-existing profile that users have on Facebook. The reason behind this move is to let people use those extra profiles for a variety of purposes – personal, work, business, entertainment, and more. Users can switch between their profiles with a few taps.

Facebook spokesperson Leonard Lam told TechCrunch, “To help people customize their experience based on interests and relationships, we’re testing a way for people to link more than one profile to a single Facebook account.”

Additional profiles do not have the mandate to include the user’s real name, as is the case with the primary profile on Facebook. As long as the username is unique and does not contain numbers or special characters, users can choose what they want for the additional profiles. However, the main profile continues to use the user’s real name.

The company says these additional profiles must “continue to follow” Facebook’s rules. They are still subject to Facebook’s policies and they are not allowed to misrepresent your identity or impersonate other people. Additionally, if you receive an additional profile violation, your account as a whole will be affected.

Facebook says this rule will prevent people from abusing the new feature. If someone is flagged for repeated violations of company policies, Facebook’s systems will recognize this behavior and take the required action. This may include deleting a single profile or excluding a user account altogether.

Facebook’s additional profiles feature is currently being tested with selected users. There is no information on when this feature will be rolled out to all users.

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