I recently moved in with my boyfriend. So excited. 🙂 Went to post to Facebook using their “post a life event” flow. I followed that to home-related events, and chose New Housemate. Why not.
I filled it out with the date we moved in, and wrote my comments. I hit SAVE, and got an error message saying Facebook won’t let me post that unless I tag someone as my housemate. I tried writing, “Boyfriend” since I know in some Facebook fields, you can write general things, and they let it go. But not here. Click to enlarge:
I decided to try another route. Went back and started again. Post a life event. Home-related event. “Other.” Put my details in there. Who this event involves is evidently optional, so I was able to post it without tagging anybody. Click to enlarge:
That’s an inconsistent user experience, and just seems odd. If you don’t really need to know WHO, then let me post without WHO. My boyfriend doesn’t use Facebook. Those people exist. I should be allowed to post any life event with my boyfriend without having to tag him as the other person at the event.