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Facebook Official is an expression indicating that a couple has selected the "In a Relationship" profile setting with one another on the social networking site Facebook.


On December 11th, 2005, Urban Dictionary[1] user ilovebronsoncornrows submitted an entry for "Facebook Official," describing it as "the ultimate definition of a college relationship" (shown below).

TOP DEFINITION Facebook Official The ultimate definition of a college relationship- when on one's facebook profile it says "In A Relationship" and your significant other's name. "are adam and courtney dating?" "i don't know, they're not facebook official yet." #relationship #relationship of convenience #dating#college #facebook by ilovebronsonscornrows December 11, 2005 Ii 9411 1e8 BUY THE MUG BUY THE TSHIRT


On August 19th, 2008, Gawker[5] published an article titled "No, She Won't Go 'Facebook Official' With You." On April 2nd, 2009, the college news site North by Northwestern[3] published an article about university students becoming "Facebook official" in their romantic relationships. On October 5th, 2011, the MineLeggo4nia YouTube channel uploaded a music video for the song "Facebook Official" by the boy band Heart2Heart (shown below).

On September 10th, 2014, the Elite Daily YouTube channel posted a comedy skit titled "Becoming 'Facebook Official' is a Huge Mistake" (shown below, left). On January 6th, BuzzFeed[4] published an article titled "No One Wants to Admit They're in a Relationship on Facebook Anymore." On February 11th, the internet news site Elite Daily[2] published an article titled "Why Couples Don't Make Their Relationships Facebook Official Anymore." On July 30th, the BuzzFeedYellow YouTube channel posted a video in which several men discuss the meaning of "Facebook official" (shown below, right).

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