Facebook revamps ‘Bookmarks’ section to easily access settings

New York: Amid a revamp following the breakout of the data breach scandal involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, the social media giant announced a facelift for its ‘Bookmarks’ section to facilitate easy access and navigation of settings.

As per the developers, the new changes are targeted at centralising a variety of controls that were earlier previously located in other places, such as Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed Preferences, Activity Log and Payments Settings.

The company has also promised a revamped settings menu on mobile that brings options from across 20 different screens under a consolidated section. It also launched the menu item “Privacy Shortcuts,” where users can lock down who can view their profile or contact them.

As per a TechCrunch report, Facebook confirmed that changes to the Bookmarks section are being rolled out to new users worldwide as part of a staged rollout.

Last month, Facebook announced a redesign of the entire settings menu on mobile devices from top to bottom to bring in controls that are easier to find and use.

Facebook also committed to making it easier for users to access the data shared with the platform by downloading a secure copy and moving it to another service. Data can include photos, contacts, timeline posts, and more.

For those unversed, Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm with ties to United States President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is under fire for allegedly gaining access to private information of more than 50 million Facebook users, and influencing elections by using this stolen data.