Mark Zuckerberg has come up with another way of controlling his users’ lives without asking for permission to do it. The new couples’ pages that have been added on Facebook have been described as intrusive by most social media fans, but the company doesn’t seem to care about their opinion.
A new option has been added to our Facebook accounts starting on Wednesday, but analysts doubt that people will be thrilled about it. Couples’ pages are meant to gather and display all the information that you and your partner might have published on the social network since the very beginning. Whether it is photos that you made together, videos or statuses you can be sure you will find them all on a special page that was affiliated to your relationship.
The best way to verify whether you own a couples’ page or not, is to click on the relationship status that appears on your profile page. You will be automatically linked to a separate Facebook page that keeps track of your relationship evolution.
The new option has been harshly criticized by Facebook users, especially since the information displayed on the page is accessible to everyone. The fact that Facebook did not inform users and ask for their permission before the introduction of the page has contributed to people’s dissatisfaction. The majority of them declared they were “grossed out” by the recent changes that the company has made and expressed concerns about their privacy. Despite this, Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t released any statement in relation to Facebook couples’ pages and it’s very unlikely he will do it in the near future.
For the moment, there is only one solution you can use in order to get rid of the annoying link, that is, to unlist your relationship status. New privacy options may be added in the future, so users may be able to limit other people’s access to their pages.