Update: Big changes to Faceboo

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Update: Big changes to Facebook’s privacy and security settings

Facebook announced the redesign of its Settings page to make it easier for users to find and change privacy and other settings.

Update: Big changes to Faceboo

Image: Stock image via Unsplash

The social media app is making it easier for users to navigate the settings page with a new design. The app wants to make sure its tools are easier to find. They’ve cleaned up the layout and kept all previous settings.

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Facebook announced the changes on their company blog on Wednesday 4 August, the same day these changes were introduced by the social media app.

Settings are now grouped into six broad categories, each containing several related settings: Account, Preferences, Audience and Visibility, Permissions, Your Information, and Community Standards and Legal Policies, says Facebook.

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Facebook doesn’t want its users to think too hard about where to start in terms of managing the ads, adjusting sharing settings or curating an audience for their posts on the app.

Our research shows that using more specific and descriptive names makes settings easier to find. That’s why we’ve unbundled the Privacy Settings category and moved the settings previously contained within it into other categories, says Facebook on the blog.

The social media app wants to simplify privacy and security settings and have added a shortcut to the Privacy Checkup section, which is placed at the top of the Settings landing page.

The blog also features a visual of how the new settings are going to look: