Meta has introduced Privacy Center, a new place to learn more about privacy across its app and technology ecosystem.
Meta hasn’t been known for making it easy for users to opt out of giving away their data, but it’s now introducing “Privacy Center,” a place where users of all its apps and technologies can learn more about how the company approaches their privacy.
Privacy Center is currently available to some users on Facebook for desktops, in the US, and offers a range of FAQs and controls from policies across its family of apps in one single place.
Users can check if they are able to access the new Privacy Center by accessing the Privacy section of their Settings menu on Facebook.
Once there, they’ll be able to find privacy information and controls within two sections: Facebook’s Privacy Shortcuts and Privacy Checkup.
The Privacy Center then divides up its content into five categories: Security, Sharing, Collection, Use, and Ads.
- Security: Brush up on account security, set up tools like two-factor authentication, or learn more about how Meta fights data scraping.
- Sharing: Find out more about who sees what they post, or how they can clean up old posts on their profile using tools like Manage Activity.
- Collection: Learn about the different types of data that Meta collects, and how they can view that data through tools like Access Your Information.
- Use: Learn more about how and why Meta uses data, and explore the controls its offers to manage how information is used.
- Ads: Learn more about how information is used to determine the ads they see and make use of ad controls like Ad Preferences.