New Facebook feature lets pregnant women add future child
Facebook users expecting a new addition to their family can now add a special status to their profile to share even more personal information with “Friends.”
If changing your profile picture to an ultrasound of your bundle of joy wasn’t enough, this will help you take things to the next step.
Yes, you can always add family and friends – but up to this point there was no option to add upcoming family members. Perhaps this will cut down on the fake accounts moms are making for their unborn babies.
Parents-to-be can add their expecting status under the Family and Friends section on the Edit Profile page.
Tap “Add another family member” and then select ‘Expected: Child” from the drop-down menu. Then set the estimated due date.
Parents may (or may not) be relieved to know they can even enter the name of their soon-to-be-born child.
The feature wasn’t launched without a hiccup, however. According to the Daily Mail, users were adding the names of their friends as expected children. Oops!
In any case, that kink has been ironed out of the system. A neat feature to add, however, might be a polling to ask your Facebook friends to help select a name for your baby.
One woman already did that and won thousands of dollars worth of coupons.
Is adding an expected child on Facebook going to become normal? Or do you think it’s taking things too far?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets