Facebook & # 39; s new & # 39; life events & # 39; function allows users to upload special videos & # 39; s illustrations

Facebook has unveiled a renewed design in its life events & # 39; function, which allows users to post updates to their profile that deal with important milestones such as engagement or a new job

Facebook unveils updated & # 39; life events & # 39; feature that enables users to upload special videos & pictures to share with friends

  • Users can now upload photos & videos, videos & illustrations when they share life events
  • Life events cover 10 categories, ranging from travel, family, education and more
  • Facebook will notify users after some updates of life events have been placed by friends

Annie Palmer for Dailymail.com

Facebook wants to make it easier for you to share big announcements with friends.

On Wednesday, the social media giant unveiled a renewed design for its life events & # 39; function, allowing users to post special updates in their profile that deal with important milestones such as engagement, new job, or other major events.

Previously, users selected a specific icon to display their event.

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Facebook has unveiled a renewed design in its life events & # 39; function, which allows users to post updates to their profile that deal with important milestones such as engagement or a new job

Facebook has unveiled a renewed design in its life events & # 39; function, which allows users to post updates to their profile that deal with important milestones such as engagement or a new job

TOP MOMENTS SHARED ON FACEBOOK PER COUNTRY

  • US – Relations, engagements, anniversaries
  • U.K. – Pregnancies, births, deaths
  • India – Careers, graduation, faith changes
  • Germany – Health, register to vote
  • Brazil – Festivals, trips and sports

But with the new update, Facebook lets users upload a photo or video to participate in a life event.

If users do not have a photo, they can choose from a series of illustrations that are already available on Facebook.

Users can also add photos from people or pages that have been tagged in the message, such as photos that have been uploaded by a significant other person, or a workplace or school.

Facebook says users can still select an icon to join the message, but the new tools add an extra layer of embellishment, such as the subtle animations & # 39; zoom in on photo & # 39; s or illustrations included in the message.

For example, when a user posts a new relationship, an icon with a beating heart is displayed, or if two people are engaged, a call symbol is displayed.

The life events cover 10 different categories, ranging from travel, family and education to more solemn events such as friends or family who have died.

Like other messages, emoji reactions appear as an animation to give a feeling that friends celebrate.

In addition, life events now have their own special section about user profiles, while they were previously in the & # 39; About & # 39; appeared.

Users can always prevent a life event from appearing in their profile by clicking & # 39; Hide from Timeline & # 39; to click.

& # 39; Life events on Facebook are a way to share, celebrate and come together around your most important milestones with friends and family, & # 39; said David Harris, a Facebook product manager, in a statement.

& # 39; Just like in real life, life events on Facebook are different from other everyday moments.

The redesigned life events cover 10 different categories, ranging from travel, family and education to more solemn events such as friends or family who have died

The redesigned life events cover 10 different categories, ranging from travel, family and education to more solemn events such as friends or family who have died

In addition, life events now have their own special section about user profiles, while they were previously in the & # 39; About & # 39; appeared

In addition, life events now have their own special section about user profiles, while they were previously in the & # 39; About & # 39; appeared

The redesigned life events cover 10 different categories, ranging from travel, family and education to more solemn events such as friends or family who have died

To make these moments stand out, we redesign this feature to give you more ways to remember your life events and show your friends these important milestones, & # 39; Harris added.

Facebook can also notify you if a friend has posted a life event.

It only sends notifications for certain events, such as changes in your current city, work, education and relationship status.

& # 39; We filter the notifications so you only see the messages that are most relevant and you can also turn off these notifications at any time & # 39 ;, Harris explains.

The function is expected to be rolled out on Facebook worldwide in the coming days.

Facebook has released the life event feature for the first time in 2011, but has not been updated since then.

The new updates show that Facebook wants users to continue using the platform to keep in touch with friends and relatives living in remote corners of the world, and to share important updates about life.

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