The EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) comes into force in March this year. In order to comply with these regulations, Meta is now rolling out several initiatives.
– People using Instagram and Facebook in the EU, EEA and Switzerland will be given more choices about how they use our services and functionality, wrote Tim Lapp, Meta Regulatory Affairs Director at the company. Websites.
He adds: – We invest significant resources to provide users with these choices.
Instagram and Facebook may receive monthly fees in European Union countries
This means that Instagram and Facebook users in these European countries will soon be offered more choices about how they want to manage their experiences across Meta products.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram can be disconnected
Lab promises that in the coming weeks, people will receive notifications informing them of their options to choose whether or not they want to share information between Meta services.
This includes, among others:
- Information flow between Facebook and Instagram. Here, users can choose whether information should flow freely between these accounts or whether the accounts should be separated.
- Messenger users should be able to choose whether this account should be linked to Facebook or separated as a separate service.
- Residents of the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland can choose to use Instagram and Facebook for free with ads, or opt in to stop seeing ads. If they choose the latter option, their information will not be used for advertising. This was introduced in November last year.
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