- It makes controls easier to find
You will find the implementation of the first major design in the settings menu, especially for the mobile interface, which makes it easier for users to reach information on what data can and cannot be shared with apps. Unlike before where this information is spread across different sections of the drop-down menu, it has now been shifted to a single place on the social platform. There is a complete overhaul of the older version of the settings in order to facilitate this change.
- Adding a privacy shortcut
Before now, it was not easy to find relevant information on ads, security, and privacy. Facebook intends to correct that with the introduction of Privacy Shortcuts in form of a menu from where users can access and control their information with just a few taps. The new shortcuts also give clearer explanations on how different controls on the platform works.
- Users now have greater control over account activity
Aside from helping users in enhancing the security of their accounts through measures such as two-step authentication, these privacy shortcuts can also be used to review everything users have shared on the site, and delete the bits they no longer want to be part of the social media history. Users can see data on posts they have shared or reacted to, search history as well as friends’ requests sent. The privacy shortcuts also serve as a new and easy access point for managing the visibility of user’s profile information and posts. Facebook users can simply alter these controls for different segments of their profile and individual posts.
- Users can now manage ads appearing on their feed
- Users can now find, download or delete their data