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Settings for Facebook on Mobile Devices Streamlined to Make Finding What You Need Easier


Facebook has begun rolling out a new mobile settings page that eliminates some of the clutter and reduces the number of categories available. The latest update aims to make it easier for users to locate the settings they require. Individual settings will no longer have descriptions as a result of the server-side changes, and some standalone categories that were previously available on the default settings landing page will no longer be available.

The removal of descriptions from individual settings is one of the most noticeable changes Facebook has made as part of its streamlining. Instead, the social media behemoth has used more specific and descriptive titles.

Facebook has also reduced the number of categories to six that are namely, Account, Preferences, Audience and Visibility, Permissions, Your Information, and Community Standards and Legal Policies. Some earlier standalone settings have also been relocated and are now available alongside related settings. So, for instance, the News Feed setting, which previously lived in a smaller category of its own, now lives under Preferences where it is grouped with similar settings.

Additionally, the search function on the settings page has been improved to make it easier for users to find the setting they want, even if they don't know the exact name or location of the setting.

You'll also notice that at the top of the settings landing page, a shortcut to Privacy Checkup is available to help users quickly improve their privacy and security on the platform.

Facebook said that its redesigned settings are currently rolling out for iOS, Android, mobile Web, and Facebook Lite users.