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By Cheryl Kahla

Content Strategist

Bye bye sexuality, religious views: Facebook profiles get makeover

Facebook pages are about to change in the next few weeks. Here's what you need to know.

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Meta will remove religious and political views from users’ Facebook profiles.

In fact, the ‘About Page’ of your profile will be undergoing a facelift, and Meta will reportedly remove addresses and the ‘interested in’ section as well, starting 1 December.

Upcoming Facebook change

Meta spokesperson Emil Vasquez said the upcoming changes would make the platform “easier to navigate and use”.

If any of these sections are filled out on your profile, Meta will notify you of the upcoming change.

“We’re sending notifications to people who have these fields filled out, letting them know these fields will be removed,” Vasquez told Gizmodo.

“This change doesn’t affect anyone’s ability to share this information about themselves elsewhere on Facebook.”

Other sections, such as contact information and relationship status, will survive the profile makeover.

Download your Facebook data

If you want to keep your personal data, remember to download a copy of your data before 1 December.

The change is in line with Meta’s recent privacy update.

The announcement comes after social media analyst Matt Navara spotted the change on 16 November 2022.

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He shared screenshots of the notification on Twitter.

Not everyone agrees with the change. One netizen said: “Religion will never be outdated. If someone wants their religion listed, it should be.”

Another added: “Facebook is completely useless, no freedom of speech.”

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