News about the change first surfaced in a tweet by Matt Navarra, who shared what appears to be an information blurb on Facebook advising the user that some of the information on their profile will disappear on December 1. Though those images only show two information fields being removed, TechCrunch reports that a total of four will be removed overall. Facebook confirmed that those four fields will be related to listing one’s sexual orientation, political views, religion, and addresses.
Facebook is removing religious views and â€˜interested inâ€™ info from profiles from 1 December 2022 pic.twitter.com/SKjSrtwUwm
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 16, 2022
The change is due to a current effort to “make Facebook easier to navigate and use,” the spokesperson told TechCrunch. It’s unclear whether that means Facebook profile pages will be getting a new design soon or if the company is simply removing information fields that many users don’t care about and therefore leave blank. Only users who have one or more of these info fields filled will get an alert warning them to save the info before December 1.