The four information fields will be removed from profiles next month. The Interested in field indicates a user's sexual orientation. On December 1, the change will take effect. The reason for the change is to make it easier to use, according to the company's spokesman.
Interested In, Religious Views, Political Views, and Address are just a few of the profile fields that are being removed. We are notifying people who filled out the fields that they will not be able to do so. The change doesn't affect anyone's ability to post on Facebook.
Matt Navarra, a social media consultant, spotted the change and posted a picture of the notice being sent to users. The rest of their contact and basic information will stay on their profiles according to the notice.
Facebook decided to get rid of these profile fields in order to simplify its platform. Some of the information fields that Facebook is removing are not offered by other major social networks. Simple bios on platforms like TikTok allow users to share a little bit about themselves without being specific about their political or religious views. People used to want to fill out their profiles with more information, but as privacy issues have come to light, they may not want to do that anymore.
Meta laid off 11,000 workers last week. Meta had a tough time last month when it provided guidance regarding its upcoming fourth quarter earnings. It was the most significant job cuts in the company's history.
Meta confirms 11,000 layoffs, amounting to 13% of its workforce