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Facebook’s testing a Windows-like multiple login toggle

Have an annoying family member who always uses your computer and subsequently your Facebook account? Well, the company has a solution for that.

A new feature, which is currently being tested, allows multiple accounts to be switched on-the-fly on the same computer from the same Facebook page.

It’s fairly similar to Windows 10’s start menu user login toggle.

The feature, earmarked by a button alongside users’ profile pictures, isn’t available to everyone as yet but it is listed in Facebook’s help centre.

“You can use the image at the top of your page to navigate between accounts,” reads the page.

“This allows you and your family or friends to more quickly switch between Facebook accounts while using the same computer.”

Users can also choose to save passwords or not — depending on how trustworthy your laptop savvy cat is, this may be a dodgy practice — and remove saved login information at any time.

While it’s clearly useful for families on single computers, it also allows users to use multiple personal accounts, be it business and pleasure, or pleasure and pleasure. Hey, we’re not judging.

There’s no word on when the feature will make it to prime time Facebook as yet, but expect to see it slide onto your homepage sometime in the future.

H/T: BuzzFeed News

Feature image: Mambembe Arts & Crafts via Flickr (CC BY 2.0, resized)

Author | Andy Walker: Editor

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone, gadget and game reviews over on Gearburn. More

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