Facebook Parent Meta to Roll Out Privacy Policy Update From July 26, ‘Terms of Service’ to Be Modified

The company said Thursday that the social media platform Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has begun sending users a notification about the privacy policy update, which will be rolled out from July 26. Meta said in its post that it has rewrote and redesigned its privacy policy to make it easier to understand and to clarify how it uses users’ information.

“The notifications that people will start receiving today on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger will direct them to information about what to expect from the relevant Privacy Policy and Terms of Service in their area. They will also see a summary of what’s different. These updates take effect on July 26, and people won’t need to act on this notice by this date to continue using our products.”

Meta also updates its Terms of Service to make clear expectations of it and those who use its platforms.

“The updated Meta Privacy Policy covers Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and other Meta products. It does 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 said.

Recently, Meta launched 3D images on Instagram Stories and Direct Messages (DMs) in India. The Facebook parent company also unveiled updated avatars for Facebook and Messenger on May 24 with customization options. Avatars contain new face shapes that allow users to replace their appearance on these platforms with virtual characters. Updated avatars also include assistive devices for people with disabilities. The company has been adding virtual 3D images on its platforms as part of its push into the metaverse.

The social media giant announced the addition of 3D avatars in Instagram Stories and DMs and the launch of updated 3D avatars on Facebook and Messenger in India via a press release. The update allows users to create a virtual copy of themselves. With a 3D virtual avatar, users can choose appropriate facial features, body types, clothing styles, and more to create their own virtual selfie. The default avatars can be used as stickers, feed posts, and Facebook profile pictures, among other things.

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