Facebook users can now list that they are expecting a child on their profile – complete with due date and chosen name. Â Users of the social networking site Â have been able to add family members’ to their accounts since December 2010. Â But new changes to the site mean they can also Â add an ‘Expected: child’ field to their page to let others know their baby news.
An update is also published to the public news feed informing followers of the change in the status. Â Since the website was launched, frequent additions have been made helping users choose options about personal Â relationships.
In February, the site also allowed users to list their relationship status as in a civil union’ or in a domestic partnership’. Â Experts say this has been a lot of help for people in less common’ forms of partnerships as well as gay couples.
To add the setting, parents must edit their profile settings and choose Â ‘Expected: Child’ from a list of options. Â An update is also published to the public news feed informing their followers of the change in circumstances. Â When launched on Wednesday, a glitch in the system meant practical jokers could enter their friends names as expected children.
This has now been fixed.