Facebook has introduced a new Timeline feature called 'Expecting a Baby”, which enables users to share time when they are going to become a mother or father. The new life event for Timeline allows expectant parents to share their baby's due date and also choose gender, whether it is a boy or a girl.
Moreover, Facebook users can also include details who is other parent, location and a story about the birth. There is also an option to add photos. Your announcements will appear in the Celebrations section, located in the upper-right corner where birthdays appear.
“Life Events are easy and expressive ways to mark significant moments in your life such as getting married, buying a house or traveling to new places. If you choose to, you can now share that you are expecting a baby with your friends on Facebook,” says the social networking website in a blog post.
To use the new Timeline feature, go to your Timeline. Click Life Event from the sharing tool. Choose Family and relationships and select expecting a baby. Add the details you want to publish and click Save.
Similarly, to share that you just became a parent, follow the same steps, except choose new child in the family and relationships section. The announcement, as said before, will appear in the Celebrations section.
Facebook recently had released a similar feature for users who want to share news of their engagement or wedding. The social networking company earlier this month launched a new campaign called Facebook Stories, a new website where users can tell their stories on how the social networking site has been helpful in their real life. To know more about the Facebook Stories, click here.
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