Facebook launches couples pages

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by REBEKAH HOOD / KVUE.com and CNN

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Posted on November 14, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 14 at 7:34 PM

Facebook has launched a new feature just for couples-- a page that details your shared posts, events and photos you're both tagged in.

While some are calling this new tool "creepy," it's not a new concept. According to CNN, Facebook Friendship Pages have existed for more than two years. They show posts that you and a friend have in common.

"So there likely already was a 'friendship' page between you and the person who you are 'in a relationship' with on the billion-person social network. The main change is that now there is an Internet address -- Facebook.com/us -- that redirects to your relationship," CNN reports.

While logged into your Facebook account, those who are listed as "in a relationship" with someone can visit Facebook.com/us to see your couples page.

The KVUE Insider's Facebook users had a lot to say about the new couples pages.

Becky Asberry Martin said the pages are "intrusive" while Pam Baty said simply, "gross."

Another user said she's "divorcing" her husband on Facebook so she won't have a couples page with him. "We share everything down to a damn cold. The last thing I want to share is MY Facebook page," Christina Beebe Gomez said.

Others used the term "dislike" to describe their feelings for the couples pages, which ironically, a user can not "like." The pages were created without an opt-in option, and it seems, no notification of their presence.

Another issue frustrating some Facebook users is that the couples pages can not be deleted.

"You cannot deactivate the pages, but you can control what you share on Facebook using the privacy settings for each post," Facebook's Jessie Baker told CNN. "The friendship page respects the privacy setting of each post. This means the person viewing the friendship page may see each post elsewhere on Facebook, like on either friend's timeline or in news feed. You can curate your friendship page by hiding stories you do not want to appear."

What do you think about couples pages? Join the conversation on our Facebook page, The KVUE Insider.

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