07/12/2012 08:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Facebook Weddings: Social Network Now Shows Engagements, Weddings With Birthdays

Facebook just made it easier to congratulate friends on their marriages and engagements.

The social media giant unveiled (pun intended) a new feature on Thursday, formally called "Weddings and Celebrations," that shows when friends change their relationship statuses to "engaged" or "married," according to The Next Web.

Hovering over the announcement, found just above where the birthday announcements currently populate, will activate a pop-up window where friends can congratulate each other without visiting profiles.

The Verge
reports that the feature also allows friends to see the relationship between the couple, including photos and wall posts.

Thursday's announcement comes just one week after Facebook debuted new same-sex marriage icons.



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