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Meta, the world’s largest social media platform, on Thursday announced that it has started rolling out notifications to let users know that the company has updated its Privacy Policy, formerly known as the Data Policy.

The rewritten and re-designed Privacy Policy, which will be effective July 26, will make it easier to understand and reflect the latest products Meta offers, based on feedback from people who use the company’s technology and privacy experts.

“Notifications that people will start to receive today on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger will direct them to information about what to expect from the relevant Privacy Policy and Terms of Service in their region,” the company wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

“They’ll also see a summary of what’s different. These updates go into effect on July 26, and people don’t need to act on this notification by this date to continue using our products.”

Based on this policy update, Meta is not collecting, using, or sharing the user data in new ways and it still does not sell user’s information, it added.

The updated Meta Privacy Policy covers Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and other Meta products. However, it doesn’t cover WhatsApp, Workplace, Free Basics, Messenger Kids, or the use of Quest devices without a Facebook account, which have their own privacy policies.

Meta is also updating “Terms of Service” to better explain what is expected from the company and from those who use its platforms. These expectations include the rights and obligations described in its Community Standards, for example, when the company may disable or terminate accounts, and additional details about what happens when content is deleted.

It has also included more details about the types of third parties with whom it shares and receives information, and an explanation of how and why people’s information is shared between its products, among other changes.

Further, the company is rolling out a new Privacy Setting that will make it easier for the users to manage who sees their posts on Facebook by default. This new setting will ensure that the users are sharing with the right people in their community.

Lastly, the company said that its Privacy Center is now available to everyone who uses Facebook on desktop and mobile and connects directly to its updated Privacy Policy.