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Facebook tests letting users create up to FIVE profiles tied to their original account 

Don’t want your mum to see those embarrassing photos? Use a different profile! Facebook tests letting users create up to FIVE profiles tied to their original account

  • Facebook is testing the ability for users to create multiple profiles
  • The profiles can be used for different purposes, such as with friends or parents
  • The test comes shortly after Facebook reported that it had lost daily users for the first time in its 18-year history 

Whether it’s an embarrassing photo or a cheeky status update, there are often times when you’d rather certain people couldn’t see what you are up to online.

Now, Facebook is testing the ability for users to create multiple profiles, which can each be used for different purposes.

For example, one profile might be used to interact with close friends, while another is tailored for co-workers.

‘To help people tailor their experience based on interests and relationships, we’re testing a way for people to have more than one profile tied to a single Facebook account,’ a Meta company spokesperson explained.

Facebook is testing the ability for users to create multiple profiles, which can each be used for different purposes

Facebook loses daily users for the first time 

In February, it was revealed that Facebook lost daily users for the first time in its 18-year history in the final quarter of 2021, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes was caused by the TikTok boom.

The social media giant’s earnings report sent Facebook shares plunging 20$, wiping more than $200bn off the company’s market cap and erasing $29bn from Zuckerberg’s net worth.

Facebook reported a drop of nearly 500,000 in daily logins during the last three months of 2021.

The test will see certain Facebook users able to create four additional profiles linked to their Facebook account.

Users will still have one main account but will be able to switch between their different profiles in ‘just two taps.’

The extra profiles will not need to feature the user’s real identity for their display name.

‘People can choose any profile name and username for their additional profiles,’ Facebook explained.

However, the platform added that the name and username will have to follow its policies and Community Standards and cannot feature any numbers or special characters.

‘People’s main profiles must still use the name they use in everyday life,’ it said.

While you might worry that people would use their extra accounts to troll other users, Facebook says that the additional profiles will still be subject to its Community Standards.

‘Keeping safety and accountability in mind, additional profiles are still subject to Facebook’s Community Standards, and Facebook takes action on people who violate these policies,’ it added.

Facebook lost daily users for the first time in its 18-year history which CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) believes was caused by the TikTok boom

Facebook lost daily users for the first time in its 18-year history which CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) believes was caused by the TikTok boom

The test – which will not include users in the UK – is likely an attempt by Facebook to cling onto its users. 

In February, it was revealed that Facebook lost daily users for the first time in its 18-year history in the final quarter of 2021, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes was caused by the TikTok boom.

The social media giant’s devastating earnings report sent Facebook shares plunging more than 20 per cent, wiping more than $200 billion off the company’s market cap and erasing $29 billion from Zuckerberg’s net worth.

Facebook reported a drop of nearly 500,000 in daily logins during the last three months of 2021.

‘People have a lot of choices for how they want to spend their time, and apps like TikTok are growing very quickly,’ Zuckerberg said during an earnings call Wednesday, according to the Washington Post.



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