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Facebook Turns Off Instagram Features For EU Users To Comply With New Rules

 |  January 3, 2021

Facebook is turning off a number of functions in its Instagram and Messenger apps for European users after a new European Union regulation called the “ePrivacy directive” began covering messaging apps as of December 21.

The BBC reported that the Facebook apps’ central calling and text messaging features on the programs won’t be impacted.

Instead, Facebook has opted to switch off multiple interactive choices and provide only a core messaging service up to the time it can provide the extras again.

“We’re still determining the best way to bring these features back,” Facebook said in a statement, per the BBC. “It takes time to rebuild products in a way that work seamlessly for people and also comply with new regulation.”

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