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How to Enter Your Relationship and Family Information into Your Facebook Timeline

The Relationship section and the Family section on Facebook provide space for you to list your romantic and family relationships. These relationships provide a way of linking your Timeline to someone else’s Timeline, and therefore require confirmation. In other words, if you list yourself as married, your spouse needs to confirm that fact before it appears on both Timelines.

You can add a relationship by following these steps:

  1. Click the Edit button in the upper-right corner of the Relationship section.

    A pop-up window for editing this information appears.

  2. Click the Relationship Status menu to reveal the different types of romantic relationships you can add.

    These include Single, In a Relationship, Engaged, Married, It’s Complicated (a Facebook classic), Widowed, Separated, Divorced, In a Civil Union, and In a Domestic Partnership.

  3. You can either stop here or choose to link to the person you're in this relationship with. Type the person’s name into the box that appears.

    Facebook autocompletes as you type. Press Enter when you see your beloved’s name highlighted. This sends a notification to that person.

  4. (Optional) Add your anniversary using the drop-down menus that appear.

    If you add your anniversary, your friends will see a small reminder on their Home pages on that date.

  5. Click Save.

For many couples, the act of changing from Single to In a Relationship on Facebook is a major relationship milestone. There’s even a term for it: Facebook official. You may overhear someone saying, “It’s official, but is it Facebook official?” Feel free to impress your friends with this knowledge of Facebook customs.

You can add a family relationship by following these steps:

  1. Click the Edit button in the upper-right corner of the Family section.

    A pop-up window for editing this information appears. It is the same menu that is used to edit Relationship information.

  2. Click in the text box for Family Member and start typing your family member’s name into that box.

    Facebook tries to autocomplete as you type. When you see your sister's or mother's or whomever’s name appear, click to select it.

  3. Select the type of relationship from the drop-down menu.

    Facebook offers a variety of family relationships ranging from the nuclear to the extended.

  4. Click Save at the bottom of the pop-up window.

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