FACEBOOK is the world leader in social media. But for some people, one Facebook account is not enough. So can you have multiple Facebook accounts?
Facebook is the ultimate social network, boasting billions of users around the world. Most people use Facebook for fun and keeping in contact with friends and family. But with many spending an increasing amount of time online, people are asking whether they can create multiple Facebook profiles.
Can you have multiple Facebook accounts?
There are two reasons why you technically cannot and should not have two Facebook accounts.
The most important reason is Facebook will not allow users to have two profiles, as it is against their Terms of Service.
If Facebook discover a user is maintaining two personal accounts, they will shut them both down.
Facebook: Some users would like multiple Facebook accounts (Image: Getty)
Facebook: It is against the site’s Terms of Service to have multiple accounts (Image: Getty)
A more pragmatic reason is operating two Facebook accounts would clearly be a pain to maintain.
It could prove a logistical nightmare to know where to a draw a distinction between the two accounts.
So instead of having to partition both sides of your life, it is recommended to instead take advantage of Facebook’s robust privacy settings.
How to create a Facebook business page:
Although you technically cannot create two separate Facebook accounts from one email address, you can use Facebook as two or more separate entities from the same Facebook account.
Facebook allows you to create Pages for business, which can be managed from your personal profile account.
There are two ways to create a page on Facebook and both require users to log into their Facebook account.
Option 1: From your personal profile page, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Advertising link.
You will be taken to a new page where you can then either click on the Facebook Page link in the text in the centre column or the Create a Page link.
Facebook: Operating multiple accounts would clearly be a pain to maintain (Image: Getty)
Facebook: Creating a Facebook business page could be a solution (Image: Getty)
Option 2: Begin by visiting the Facebook Page creation home page.
Next, select the type of page you want to create, from options including Local Business, Company and Charity.
You will then be presented with a drop-down menu of more options to help Facebook understand more about the type of page.
The Facebook page will then automatically be created for you, and you will be redirected to it.
How to log into your Facebook business page:
Once your a Facebook business page is ready, it is to access.
Simply log into your main Facebook account and in the drop down menu on the top right side of your account select My Account and then select Use Facebook as Page.
If you have more than one page you will be shown the options to select from, just click on the particular page you want to access.
Although you can have only one Facebook account and personal page, you can have multiple business or other pages.