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Saturday, 17 November 2012 17:02

Facebook gets lovey dovey with relationship pages

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Singles everywhere are set to go into hiding with Facebook introducing ‘Relationship Pages’, a new romantic twist on its Friendship pages.

Last week, Facebook brought in a new layout for its Friendship Pages which now combine posts, photos, events and videos that two people have shared, including a “share friendship” button making it easy rub it in to any jealous onlookers.

Users can view their shared page at facebook.com/us, although if you're single it just defaults to your 'About Me' information.

Facebooky launched Friendship Pages way back in October 2010 as new page outlining a user's relationship with a particular friend, collecting their time together on the social network for an online montage.

But now finally couples get their own unique destination that's 'more than friends.'

Back in 2010 Wayne Kao, a Facebook software engineer who created the new feature in one night, said there was something really special about being able to relive certain moments.

"You'd remember that first Wall post with your best friend or the funny photo from a night out," he wrote in a blog post. "You may even see that moment when your favorite couple met at a party you all attended."

Not all were impressed, however.

The Telegraph's Emma Barnett expressed her discontent with the new feature, writing that she found the whole thing a little bit invasive and creepy.

"Please take note Facebook executives," she wrote. "I enjoy being able to share the information I wish and curate in the way I want. I have no desire for your technology teams to help me organize my photos — nor do I wish to have a shared 'couples' Facebook profile with my other half on which you automatically curate our relationship."

Lesson: be careful what you wish for.

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