Many Facebook users have a need to share basic personal information such as address, religion, personal trends, work, etc. However, perhaps this information is about to disappear from the social network. above.
As the number of competitors grows and the nature of social media changes, Facebook is not nearly as popular as it once was. In fact, many teens are no longer using the platform regularly, turning instead to more personal platforms like Snapchat or video apps like TikTok.
It seems that this latest move by the company is part of an effort to simplify the platform and reduce the amount of information shared about privacy.
Sharing with TechCrunch, a Facebook representative said that this change is an effort to “make Facebook more streamlined and easier to use”. It’s unclear whether that means Facebook profile pages will soon get a new design, or simply get rid of fields that many users don’t care about.
Currently, Meta has started sending notifications to users who have filled in this information that they will not be able to share personal information in the near future. Expectedly on December 1, Meta will purge address, religion, political views and sexual orientation items from Facebook. The remaining information fields will remain unchanged until further notice.