Meta rolls out redesigned and rewrite privacy policy


Meta announced that it has redesigned and rewritten its privacy policy completely for ease of understanding, including the terms of services, effective from July 26.

  • The new policy is expected to come into effect from July 26, 2022 and covers Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and other Meta products.
  • It will not cover WhatsApp, Workplace, Free Basics, Messenger Kids or the use of Quest devices without a Facebook account, which have their own privacy policies.
  • Meta also updating its terms of service to “better explain what is expected from us and those who use our platforms”.
  • Meta said that it will start sending notifications about the firm’s updated policy on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger from today.
  • Users in India will however have a choice to accept the updated privacy policy and terms of service or not, without any impact on how they access their products.
  • Meta will also provide more details about how they share and receive information with third parties as well as how and why people’s information is shared across its products.
  • New audience controls will make it easier for people to manage who sees their posts on Facebook while an updated ad management control allows them to set preferences across ad topics that reflect the interest-based targeting categories advertisers may use to reach them and the content they might see in an ad.
  • When someone selects a default audience, that audience selection will apply to new posts created in Facebook that they share to their timeline unless they select a different audience for a particular post.


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