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Meta has announced additional data control options for EU users in compliance with the upcoming Digital Markets Act (DMA). Users can now separate their Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger accounts if they choose to do so.
"People who have already chosen to connect their Instagram and Facebook accounts will be able to choose either to continue to connect their accounts through our Accounts Center so that their information will be used across their Instagram and Facebook accounts, or to manage their Instagram and Facebook accounts separately so that their information is no longer used across accounts."
Users can silo their Facebook and Instagram accounts, maintaining their data in isolation. Additionally, they can choose to continue using Facebook Messenger with their Facebook account or create a separate Messenger account without Facebook information, but still access core services like private messaging, voice and video calling.
"People using Facebook Messenger can choose whether they wish to continue using Facebook Messenger with their Facebook account, or if they would prefer to create a stand-alone new Messenger account. People who choose to create a new Messenger account without their Facebook information will be able to use Messenger's core service offering such as private messaging and chat, voice and video calling."