To improve how people access and use features and settings to their advantage on Facebook, the social media giant has redesigned the Facebook Settings page to tools easier to find.
“People should not have to think too hard about where to start when managing ads, adjusting sharing settings, or curating audiences for posts. That’s why we’ve reduced the number of categories and renamed them to better match their mental models,” said Facebook. in a blog post.
How We’re Making it Easier to Navigate Settings https://t.co/x51EBmujbg
— Meta Newsroom (@MetaNewsroom) August 4, 2021
Settings within Facebook are now grouped into six broad categories, allowing access to a related set of settings. These broad categories are — Account, Preferences, Audience and Visibility, Permissions, Your Information, and Community Standards and Legal Policies.
Facebook’s also relocated several standalone settings so that they live alongside related settings. For example, the News Feed setting, which formerly lived in a smaller category, now finds itself under Preferences, grouped with similar settings.
Likewise, the settings search function has been improved, making it easier to find the settings you need and where they are located.
But that’s not all. Privacy Settings has also been streamlined and categorized into one section instead of multiple categories. In addition, there’s a shortcut to Privacy Checkup at the top of the Settings page.
The Facebook Settings revamp has already rolled out for Android, iOS, mobile web, and FB Lite.