Facebook is testing a new dynamic that allows users to have 5 profiles linked to one account. Users can link multiple personal profiles to their Facebook accounts to use in different contexts.
Facebook prohibits users from having multiple personal accounts, as it goes against its rules that everyone uses their real identity. However, Facebook may add an alternative soon that gives users the freedom to handle different profiles from their accounts.
As a Facebook spokesperson mentioned to the media, they are testing the possibility that allows up to 5 profiles can be linked in one account. The spokesman said that to help people tailor their experience based on their interests and relationships. They’re testing a way for people to have 5 profiles linked to one profile linked to a single Facebook account. Anyone who uses Facebook must continue to follow FB rules.
That is if a user can have independent profiles in different contexts, for example, for a feed with their friends, co-workers, school group, etc. So relying on the group of users they want to interact with or the topics they want to follow, the user will be able to use one or another profile with a simple touch.
Although the user must use their real name in the main account of their Facebook, they do not need to follow the same dynamic with the secondary profiles. They can choose any profile name not containing special characters or numbers, as long as it is unique.
Of course, this does not mean that users will have the doors open to impersonate others or break the rules since these profiles will also be subject to Facebook’s policies. So any violation in some of the profiles will affect the user’s Facebook account, which can lead to additional profiles being removed or even the account being closed.
On the other hand, some actions can only be worked with the main Facebook profile, for example, creating a page or participating in Facebook Dating. Currently, this new dynamic is only available to a selected group of users, so we will have to wait to see if Facebook decides to implement it for all users.