NEW DELHI: META (formerly Facebook) on Thursday announced new privacy controls for users, saying it is rolling out a new setting to make it easier to manage who sees your posts on Facebook. Now, when someone selects a default audience, that audience selection will be applied to new posts created in Facebook that they share on their timeline, unless they select a different audience for a particular post.
Previously, your default audience for posts matched the one you recently selected. So if you just made a post that is available to the public, your subsequent posts will be the same. “This new setting will help ensure that you are sharing with the right people in your community,” said Michele Protti, chief privacy officer for product at Meta.
Meta recently consolidated the ad topics and interest categories controls into a single control that can be accessed on Facebook and Instagram, which includes a more comprehensive set of ad topics. Protti explained, “This allows people to use a single control to set preferences in ad topics that reflect the interest targeting categories advertisers use to reach them and the content that appears in an ad.” Is.”
“While the text looks different, Meta is not collecting, using or sharing your data in new ways based on this policy update,” Meta said. In addition, Meta is also updating its Terms of Service to better explain “what is expected of us and those who use our Platform.”