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Tech giant Meta has confirmed it is testing a way for users to have up to five separate profiles tied to a single account.
The platform said the test allows users to dedicate different profiles to specific groups they want to connect with, such as one dedicated Facebook feed exclusively for their friends and another just for their co-workers, according to TechCrunch.
Users who are part of the test will be able to switch between different profiles with a few taps.
“To help people personalize their experience based on interests and relationships, we’re testing a way for people to have more than one profile linked to a single Facebook account,” spokesman Leonard Lam was quoted as saying by the website in an email.
“Everyone who uses Facebook must continue to follow our rules,” Lam added.
Additional profiles do not need to contain the person’s real name, as users will be able to choose any profile name and username as long as it is unique and does not use any numbers or special characters.
People’s main profiles must still use the name they use in everyday life, Facebook said.
The company said other profiles are still subject to its policies and cannot misrepresent your identity or impersonate others. If you receive a violation on another profile, it will affect your account as a whole.
Facebook said the rule will help prevent people from abusing its platform across multiple profiles, the report said.
If someone repeatedly violates the Company’s policies using one of their additional profiles, Facebook’s systems will recognize which profile was in violation and take appropriate action, such as removing the additional profile or all profiles, including the main account.