Is it normal to have 2 Facebook accounts?

Although it isn't possible to create two separate Facebook accounts from one email address, it is possible to use Facebook as two or more separate entities from the same Facebook account. Namely, Facebook allows you to create "Pages" for business and creative endeavors on which you embark and manage them from your personal profile account.

Reasons for Creating Pages

  1. Several reasons exist for which to create a Facebook fan page. If you run a local business, for example, creating a page allows customers to receive updates from you in their news feeds by clicking the "Like" button on the page. Likewise, if you represent an organization or celebrity, you can create a fan page dedicated to the organization or celebrity to facilitate outreach. Facebook doesn't allow users to create fan pages for companies, organizations or celebrities with which they are not directly and officially affiliated.

Page vs. Profile

  1. One advantage of creating a page is that a user need not be your personal friend on Facebook in order to become a fan of the page -- he need only be a registered Facebook user. Another implication of this is that not everyone who is your friend on Facebook is a fan of your page. Only people who appear under the "Like This" heading on the left side of the fan page receive updates from the page.

How to Create a Page

  1. After logging into your personal Facebook account, creating a page takes only a few moments. Namely, you scroll down to the bottom of any Facebook screen and click the "Create a Page" button. Then, you select a category -- "Brands and Products," for instance -- then a sub-category that further qualifies the content of the page. After uploading a profile picture and inputting a description of the page, Facebook prompts you to invite existing friends to "Like" the page, then launches the page live on the site.

Managing a Facebook Page

  1. Once you've created a Facebook page, several options exist for managing it. The simplest of these is to click the "Arrow" icon next to your name in the upper, right corner of the Facebook screen, then select "Use Facebook is Page" and click the "Switch" button next to the name of the page. Alternatively, navigate to the page and post messages to its wall to send them to the Facebook news feed using the page's name.

    Facebook has been thinking of new ways to keep its users engaged with the platform. This time, the social network owned by Mark Zuckerberg announced that it will soon let users have multiple profiles linked to the same account. But is this really necessary?

    In a press statement (via TechCrunch), Facebook revealed that the new feature will allow people to have different profiles dedicated to different groups of people. For example, the same person will be able to have a profile for personal friends, another for people at work, and another one for family. The company says that creating and switching between profiles will be extremely easy.

    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.

    More specifically, users will be able to create up to five different profiles under the same account. The additional profiles don’t have to include the person’s real name, as long as it doesn’t contain any numbers or special characters. However, the user’s main profile must still have the person’s real name.

    This is a big move compared to the current Facebook policy, which says that creating more than one personal profile on the social network is against the platform’s standards.

    Facebook argues that the new multiple profiles option can also be useful for people to organize their interests, as you can have a specific profile to follow topics in a subject you like. Of course, the additional profiles will also be subject to Facebook’s rules, and breaking them will result in penalties for the entire account.

    Do we really need additional Facebook profiles?

    Other social networks like Instagram and Twitter already offer ways to separate content that can only be seen by selected users, which is becoming a concern as some people don’t want to have their personal content exposed to school or work colleagues.

    In fact, Facebook has already offered a similar feature for years, which lets you create and select groups of friends who can see a specific post, photo, or video. Having multiple profiles makes this process more intuitive and organized, but Facebook’s intentions seem to be more related to the fact that the social network has been losing users to competing platforms like TikTok.

    In February, Facebook shares dropped more than 20% due to the company’s “disappointing” results from the previous fiscal quarter. In addition to lower than expected revenue, Facebook also saw a reduction in the number of active users.

    Now Facebook has been looking for new ways to make its platform interesting for people again. But while the company wants people creating more Facebook profiles, people seem to be more interested in quitting Facebook for good.

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    Is it normal to have 2 Facebook accounts?


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    Why would a person have 2 Facebook accounts?

    Someone who wants to keep a wider gap between their different circles (e.g. Work, Family, Friends, Dating) having a different account for each (I believe you can separate out various connections on most social media platforms into some form of group/circle if you want but some people may prefer more of an air gap.)

    Can you have 2 Facebook accounts with the same email address?

    Additionally, you can only create an account for one Facebook account per email. Since each account belongs to one person, we require everyone to use their authentic name on their account. This way, you always know who you're connecting with.

    Can you get banned for having 2 Facebook accounts?

    Having more than one account is against Facebook policy. If you register and log in to multiple accounts from one device using different emails and phone numbers, it can be detected by the platform and leads to a ban on all accounts. And it should be noted that Facebook also bans accounts according to IP addresses.

    How do I get rid of a second Facebook account?

    Remove accounts from Accounts Center:.
    Tap in the top right of Facebook..
    Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy, then tap Settings..
    At the bottom, tap Accounts Center..
    Tap Accounts..
    Tap Remove next to the account you want to remove..
    Tap Continue..