Facebook is removing some fields containing information from profiles, including religious and political views.
Facebook has notified users that starting next month it will remove four fields of information from the profile. These fields include religious views, political views, addresses and the “interested” field, which indicates the user’s sexual orientation.
The change will take effect on December 1. A company spokesperson said the reason for the change was to make the social network easier to use.
“As part of our efforts to make Facebook easier to navigate and use, we are removing some profile fields: interests, religious views, political views and address. We are sending notices to people who have filled out these fields, informing them that they will be removed,” the company said in a statement.
The notice states that other user information will remain on their profiles, along with the rest of their contact and basic information.
Facebook’s decision to get rid of these specific profile fields is part of an effort to improve its platform, which currently consists of several features that are somewhat outdated.
It is worth noting that the areas of information that Facebook has decided to remove are those that other major social networks do not offer. Platforms like Instagram and TikTok have a model of simple biographies that allow users to share information about themselves without going into specific details, such as political or religious views.