Facebook announces the addition of a new feature that allows users to create separate profiles. This decision was made because users often desire separate profiles for personal use, work-related purposes, or to connect with close friends. Each profile will have the ability to share different types of content, without the need to switch the main login account.
To utilize this feature, simply choose a name for the separate profile along with an @username. A primary account can create up to a maximum of four separate profiles, each of which can have friends and participate in various groups, as well as have a distinct feed.
In the initial release of this new feature, certain functionalities such as Dating, Marketplace, Professional Mode, and Payments will not be available. Additionally, Messenger will only support usage through the Facebook app and web before eventually adding support for the Messenger app. The notification settings and privacy preferences for these new profiles will be set as default, and will not be synced with the settings from the main profile. Therefore, all settings will need to be configured anew.
The roll-out of this feature has already begun and will gradually be made available to users worldwide in the coming months, ensuring that everyone can benefit from its usage.
TLDR: Facebook introduces a new feature allowing users to create separate profiles for different purposes, such as personal use, work-related activities, or connecting with friends. Users can have up to four separate profiles, each with its own friends, groups, and feed. However, certain functionalities will initially not be supported, and Messenger usage will require the Facebook app or web. The feature is currently being rolled out globally and will become available to all users in the coming months.