Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Facebook couples pages give a virtual tour of your love life

Continuing with its tradition of getting wrangled into privacy issues with new features, Facebook has launched pages for couples. Much like the recently revamped friendship pages, the Facebook couples pages are joint digital profiles for couples that tracks all Facebook content connecting the two users in a relationship. 

The couples pages not only combine photos and posts in which a user and his/her partner are tagged but also pull in other content such as comments shared between the two on Facebook. It in a way gives a virtual tour of a couple's love life. 

If you have mentioned that you are in a relationship on your Facebook profile, you can get the consolidated view of your and your partner's togetherness on Facebook at Many users are complaining that the new feature is "creepy". Michael MacDonald at calls it a "bad rom-com" while Jennifer Wright at wants to "vomit". 

Facebook couples pages give a virtual tour of your love life
Facebook couples pages creates joint digital profiles for couples who have added their relationship on Facebook.
That Facebook hasn't informed its users about the new feature and that there doesn't seem to be any simple way of opting out of the new couples pages have irked many. 

It is interesting to note that while Mark Zuckerberg's wife Priscilla Chan has her relationship status public on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg's profile does not list any relationship info. 

If you also want to know what other couples look like together on Facebook, try this . Replace the "INSERT-FACEBOOK-USERNAME-OF-FIRST-PARTNER" and "INSERT-FACEBOOK-USERNAME-OF-OTHER-PARTNER" with the respective usernames and copy and paste it into the browser address bar. Press enter. For example Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook username is "zuck" and Priscilla Chan's "priscilla".

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