Facebook Will No Longer Ask For Your Political And Religious Views From Profiles On Dec. 1st

Beyond reducing scrolling in the "contact and basic info" section, the change will have little practical impact on usability. However, it may reflect shifting attitudes toward privacy.

Facebook Will No Longer Ask For Your Political And Religious Views From Profiles On Dec. 1st - RAVZGADGET
Facebook Will No Longer Ask For Your Political And Religious Views From Profiles On Dec. 1st.

In a few weeks, your Facebook page will say less about you, not demanding that you fill in your private details that doesn’t really matter much.

Following an early sighting by consultant Matt Navarra, Meta has confirmed that, as of December 1st, addresses, “interested in” (read: sexual orientation), political views, and religion will be removed from Facebook profiles.

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The change is intended to make Facebook “easier to navigate and use,” according to a spokesperson for TechCrunch. If you have filled out any of these fields, you will be notified of the change.

Other information you provide, such as your contact information and marital status, will be saved. If you’re determined to keep your Facebook data, you can download a copy before December 1st, and you still have control over who can see the remaining profile content.

Beyond reducing scrolling in the “contact and basic info” section, the change will have little practical impact on usability. However, it may reflect shifting attitudes toward privacy.

Facebook included these sections in the early days of social networking, when users were more willing to share their more sensitive information (remember MySpace?).

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However, privacy is now a major concern — Meta has become more concerned with privacy in recent years, focusing on private chats and increased security.

In an age when online stalking and harassment are all too common, people may be less inclined to share information on their profiles.

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