For those who use Facebook as an outlet to voice their political opinions, one feature makes the boldest statement: officially endorsing the candidate of your choice on the social media platform.
To endorse a candidate, users only have to complete five steps:
- Click the Endorsement tab on the political figure's Facebook page
- Click Endorse
- Choose the audience you want to see your endorsement post
- Write something to go along with your post
- Click Post
According to Facebook, users who post their endorsements to a public audience can be featured on candidates' pages if the candidates decide to repost any specific endorsement status.
Only pages that mark a figure as a politician, political candidate or government official can have the endorsement option.
Among those who can be endorsed are presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Duke, a Great Pyrenees that won a third one-year term as honorary mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, in August, and Mayor Stubbs, a cat that has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, since the 1990s.